He has also been featured as a key character in a sustainability documentary “El Poder de los Centenials” with Bancolombia, the most sustainable bank in the world according to Dow Jones; showing a youth’s perspective on how leaders of multi-national corporations should operate, particularly concerning sustainability issues. He is currently expanding his reach by assisting multi-national corporations with developing their sustainability strategies. He is also the co-founder of a social good transportation company in Zambia, Africa.
The focus of the company is on serving and empowering tens of thousands of small store owners who lack an affordable and realistic way of obtaining inventory to run their businesses. His company helps to make deliveries and also takes the initiative to re-invest in the employees, clients, and the community as a whole through education and sustainability-based initiatives. They also plan to provide inventory management tools and financial literacy to these small store owners. They hope to deliver vaccines and aid material through their transportation system in the future.
His interest in engineering and sustainability issues dates since he was in school. Inspired by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon, he invented an award-winning subsea wellhead capping device that separates the oil and gas phases into homogenous mixtures at the source of the spill. This patented device allows the phases to be recycled immediately to provide an effective, temporary solution in the case of an unforeseen subsea oil spill.
Since being named the youngest honoree on the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy list and being appointed by the United Nations as one of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), he has had the pleasure of giving over 40 speeches globally for impactful organizations including Misk Foundation, SXSW, UNICEF, and the United Nations. He has been featured by Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, NPR, ABC, and Huffington Post. He has also received recognition from the International Science and Engineering Fair, the Kingdom of Brunei, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Emperor of Japan, and the Governor of Texas.
During El Poder de los Centenials with Bancolombia, he had direct conversations with the President and CEO of Corona Industries, a multi-billion dollar Colombian mining and ceramics company. He was ultimately able to persuade Corona Industries to commit to the following:
- Investing in standardizing new technology and practices aimed at better working conditions and ergonomics.
- Developing a distribution network and incentive program to collect end of life products for recycling and closing the supply chain.
- Expanding existing resources and programs for high schoolers in the schools, they have built-in rural communities to support entrepreneurial students.
- Committing a defined value for revenue distribution for the 4% currently set aside for sustainable R&D investments.
- Nationwide marketing for consumers to have more conscious consumption patterns by releasing traceability data on every material/resource they use.
- Eliminating virgin plastic used within the supply chain He is currently expanding his reach by assisting multi-national corporations with developing their sustainability strategies.