Vinio Floris is a professional with ample experience in environmental and water resource management in the energy, mining, sanitation, port and industrial sectors. Currently he serves as the North American Environmental, Health and Occupational Safety Manager for a leading multinational energy company (oil and gas). He was previously the Director of Operations for the sustainable products unit with CEMEX (a leading cement, concrete and aggregate company); Project Development Manager at the Houston Port (port with the second largest tonnage in the U.S.); and as a Senior Consultant with the company ERM where he worked on mining projects almost exclusively.
Dr. Floris has consulted for the Inter-American Development Bank, The World Bank (Including IFC); the Andean Development Corporation; development banks in donating countries (United States, Holland, Canada, Germany, etc.); private banks; mining, energy, sanitation and port companies; as well as governmental and non-governmental institutions. He has degrees in Civil-Environmental Engineering from Colorado State University (including his Ph.D.), a Master’s in Environmental Management and Economy from Havard and an MBA from Texas A&M University. Dr. Floris is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, an Environmental and Engineering Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE). He is the author of numerous publications on water, the environment, economy and engineering.