Accelerating the transition to a Circular Economy in Latin America

About us

Who we are

The Center for Innovation and Circular Economy – CIEC was established in 2016 to bring solutions and deploy business opportunities to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy in Latin America.

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What we do

CIEC is a do-tank providing intelligence, consultancy services and circular solutions, functioning as a business platform in Latin America for companies, governments, international organizations and professional’s alike addressing societal needs and contributing to prosperity. With support and partnership with world-class companies and well-respected universities and research organizations, CIEC focuses on the following areas and industries:

Where we are

CIEC has offices in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and a wide network of experience professionals around the world.


Neptuno Pumps is world-class company from Chile and pioneer in Latin America on circular economy. They are designers and manufacturers of energy efficient centrifugal pumps delivering innovative and sustainable pumping solutions to the industry globally.

CIVE It is an international consulting firm of senior management with 14 years of experience, specializing in the services of Strategic Management, Management of Innovation and Management of the Transformation.

Mexico Recicla is a Mexican company that has more than 25 years of experience in the production of recycled raw material for the manufacture of new plastic products of high quality mass consumption. It produces more than 15 thousand tons of recycled plastic per year and provides recycled plastic solutions that they generate value and competitive advantage.

The Circular Economy Club (CEC), located in London, England, is a non-profit, global and open organization with more than 2,600 members that are setting the world standard around energy, fashion, food, manufacturing , cities and other sectors.


Petar Ostojic
Executive Director and Founder of CIEC. CEO of Neptuno Pumps. Mechanical Engineer, M.Sc. and Endeavor High Impact Entrepreneur. Recognized as the first advocate of circular economy in Latin America and creator of the world’s first circular pump by The Circulars Awards (Young Global Leaders and WEF) and «Highly Commended» by the World Economic Forum.

Luis Martínez
Doctor in Economics and Business Management (University of Deusto), MBA Loyolla College in Maryland.
Academic Faculty of Government, Central University of Chile
Executive Director of the Latin American Center for Relations with Europe, CELARE.
Former Head of Sustainability of ProChile, General Direction of International Economic Relations, DIRECON, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile.

Luis Martínez
Doctor (c) in Business Administration from the University of Chile, MBA University of Chile
Deputy Director and Researcher of the Innovation Observatory of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Chile, specializing in Strategic Management, Innovation and technology transfer processes.
He has been director of several projects in the areas of innovation, research and internationalization of the University of Chile.

Pablo Vega
MBA, University of Development, Chile.
Digital Strategies for Business. Executive Education, Columbia Business School, USA.
Diploma in Strategic Management, Pontificia Universidad Católica. Chile.
Psychologist, Central University of Chile.
Director CIEC-Peru (Innovation and Circular Economy Center)
HCMBOK® Certified Professional. License HCMBOK-29-4234.

Daniel Gómez
MSc Mechanical Engineer in Environmental Engineering. Director CIEC-Colombia. Cradle to Cradle Catalyst, Researcher in Waste Valorization and Life Cycle Analysis Methodologies for the Circularity of Products and Services.

José Luis and Daniel Beltrán, both are Industrial and Systems Engineer from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and Plastic Specialists from the Mexican Institute of Industrial Plastic. They are co-founders of Mexico Recicla and members of the board of directors at Multiplásticos GMP S.A. de C.V.José Luis is General Manager and Daniel Commercial Manager at 4B Envases Plásticos S.A. of C.V.

© 2019 Centro de Innovación y Economía Circular CIEC. All rights reserved

© 2018 Centro de Innovación y Economía Circular CIEC. All rights reserved

© 2019 Centro de Innovación y Economía Circular CIEC. All rights reserved