Regional Offices

Sulma Santos 


Mrs. Santos holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in M.A.E. She served as the EAP-Tegucigalpa Representative from 1996 to 2008, and since 2008, she has held the position of Manager of Government Relations. Her primary objective is to establish, maintain, and strengthen relationships with strategic contacts within the Government of Honduras, Embassies, and International Organizations, following the guidelines outlined in contracts, agreements, regulations, and institutional policies. This is done to achieve favorable responses to address institutional needs and priorities. She also ensures compliance with the agreements and regulations signed between EAP-GOBH regarding tax exemptions and administrative processes required for the proper functioning of Zamorano. The institution’s relationship with the Government of Honduras is characterized by a reputation for trust and institutional transparency. Prior to her current role, she worked in the Secretariats of Governance and Justice, Finance and Public Credit (now the Ministry of Finance), and the SAG-Agriculture and Livestock.

Alejandro José Osorio Mejía 


Mr. Osorio holds a degree in Industrial and Business Administration from UNITEC Honduras and a Master’s in Administration with a focus on International Business from ITESM Mexico. With over 25 years of experience, their professional background includes corporate banking, multilateral banking, and international non-profit organizations, specializing in high-impact fundraising in the medical, surgical, and educational sectors. Their areas of expertise encompass Credit Management, Corporate Risks, International Programs, Corporate Finance, International Trade, Communications, and high-impact fundraising for international organizations with regional and global presence in Honduras, Latin America, and the United States. Their career path includes positions at Citibank, Operation Smile, Inc., Central American Bank for Economic Integration, Plan International Inc., Operation Smile Honduras, and the Pan-American Agricultural School, Inc.

Johana Oporta de Saleh 

El Salvador

Mrs. Oporta is Nicaraguan with Salvadoran nationality and holds a degree in Psychology with a specialization in Education, Design, and Art, among others. She has been working for Zamorano for 21 years. Since 2018, she has served as the Legal Representative in El Salvador, acting as a liaison with the Public and Private sectors and Cooperation entities. She has contributed to the “Alimentando El Futuro de El Salvador” campaign for Salvadoran 4th-year students, fundraising through various campaigns and managing donations. For six years, she led the executing team of the country’s family garden program with a focus on education, nutrition, and food security, funded by GOES/MINED. As the National Coordinator from 2015 to 2017, she led the accreditation of Zamorano, certifying it as a Training Center for ongoing training, and to date, agreements and conventions have been promoted with different sectors of the country and organizations under the Continuing Education Program, linking graduates and providing support for their job placement. She has also been involved in the admission process for Salvadoran scholarship recipients, highlighting the scholarship program and the partnership with the Salvadoran Institute for Personal Formation and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Between 2003 and 2014, she provided support for various projects in administrative areas and initiatives driven by the Institutional Development Department.

Nicole Vayssier 


Mrs. Vayssier holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Miami and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has extensive experience in designing and implementing impactful programs, primarily in the healthcare sector, in both local and international public and private contexts. Additionally, she has worked as a market analyst and researcher.

Adolfo Gustavo Mariscal Leal 


Mr. Mariscal has developed businesses in 12 countries within multinational companies in the mobile telecommunications, consumer goods, and agribusiness sectors. He possesses deep knowledge of Latin American markets, having held high-level positions such as Country Manager in Peru and Regional Manager for Central America and the Caribbean. He has been part of the management team overseeing operations in Colombia and Argentina. He has led the development of economic and productive strategies, serving as an advisor with the ability to coordinate and articulate results, provide action plans, and create public policies. He has experience in managing high-performance teams in sales, trade marketing, retail, logistics, and quality. He is an Agricultural Engineer from Zamorano and holds an MBA from INCAE.

Humberto Serrud 


Mr. Serrud joined Zamorano in 2001 and has been involved in various roles, including admissions, scholarship and donation searches. They hold a Bachelor of Science in International Agriculture from Zamorano, with a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their professional background includes experience in agricultural banking, university professional development projects, and working with cooperatives and producer associations.


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