Sebastian Danino Beck is currently Director of the Peru Green Building Council, where he has helped to grow the organisation and create strategic partnerships that have led to a membership of 120 organisations. Sebastian has led important initiatives within Peru GBC, such as the signing of an MoU with key public and private entities aimed at creating the first compulsory national sustainable building code. He has participated in various committees, including the WorldGBC’s Americas Regional Network, the USGBC’s LEED International Roundtable and Natural Ventilation Group, as well as various leadership retreats with WorldGBC and other GBCs. In addition to having organised extremely successful Peru Greenbuild Congresses for two consecutive years, Sebastian led Peru’s first official delegation to the Greenbuild International Expo in the United States.
In addition to his volunteer work at the Peru GBC, Sebastian is Corporate Sustainability Manager for the largest real estate development company in Peru, Inversiones Centenario SAA, with over USD$1 billion in assets under management. In this capacity, Sebastian was able to achieve Peru’s first LEED EBOM Certified Building, achieve LEED Silver Certification for Centenario’s first LEED core and shell building, and create the first corporate green roof in the country (1,200 m2) and a 1,800 m2 vertical garden.
Before joining Centenario, Sebastian worked at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank in the Housing Finance sector of the Capital Markets Division. He has also worked at JER Partners (private equity real estate fund in Washington DC with USD$28 billion under management) and Terranum Capital (a joint venture between the Santo Domingo Group and Estrategias Corporativas in Colombia).
Sebastian received his Masters in international real estate development at Georgetown University with a focus on sustainable development and a thesis on implementation of LEED in emerging markets. Previously, Sebastian received his Bachelor of Science from Southern Methodist University in the field of political science, and also a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American literature from the same university. He has recently completed an executive education course on real estate urban development, design and construction from Harvard Business School.