Our Team

The multidisciplinary team at EcoSwell is made up of young international and peruvian professionals who have a genuine concern for the development and wellbeing of vulnerable populations in Peru and the rest of the world in the face of the upcoming challenges due to climate change and the global economy.

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Michael Alderson

Director of Environmental Sustainability

Newcastle University (UK)

An environmental scientist/engineer, specialized in environmental and social sustainability in developing countries. He’s had work experience in African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Asian projects. Michael represents EcoSwell in the UK, designing projects and forming partnerships with institutions whose objectives are aligned with ours.

Edward Beardsmore


Newcastle University (UK)

Holder of a Masters degree in Mechanical engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Edward has 5 years experience working in the Power sector on large and small scale projects. A successful entrepreneur who lends his expertise by volunteering and running EcoSwell UK. He is also a keen world traveler and surfer.

Alexandru Mardan

Strategic Management and Wellbeing

University of Ulster

Alex is an effective sports researcher and an advocate for mental and physical wellbeing through sustainable participation in sports and exercise. He is using his knowledge and experience in international sports management, to be instrumental in the governance and development of EcoSwell UK.

Sakthy Selvakumaran

UK operations and fundraising

Cambridge University

Sakthy is a Civil-Structural Engineer working on innovative products and solutions in UK construction. Named one of the “Top 30 Under the Age of 30” engineers by the UK Government, Sakthy has worked internationally in various fields of sustainability and with various NGO’s. At EcoSwell Sakthy fundraises for us in the UK and is involved in the development of our organization.

Andres Bustamante

Marketing, Public Relations

Ryerson University - Marketing

Andres is a marketing and business strategy expert, with experience in both international agencies and corporations. Within EcoSwell he leads the marketing strategy and execution. His passion and energy are key in forming new alliances and overall organizational growth.

Diego Almendrades

Sustainable Development, Finances & Economy

ULima - Industrial Engineering

Diego has experience in creating, designing, implementing, managing and evaluating projects of triple return (social, environmental and economic) alongside communities. Apart from the organization’s finances, he is in charge of developing its strategic planning with a focus on sustainability.

Alejandro Pizarro

Research and Communications

PUCP - Political Science

Alejandro is a social project evaluator, public opinion researcher and local governance expert. In EcoSwell, he is in charge of social research, communications and community relations. For the past six years, he has managed research projects for the public sector, private companies, international cooperation and academia in urban and rural areas in the three geographic regions of Peru.

Sergio Cueva


PUCP - Laws

Sergio is a lawyer who specializes in natural resources, environment and social matters. Within Ecoswell, he helps the association in legal matters.