John Nevado is President of Nevado Roses. He transformed his family rose business in Ecuador by increasing employment four-fold. Nevado Roses has been certified by most environmental certificates worldwide, making the company the most sustainable rose plantation on the planet. Nevado Roses now produces in excess of 50 million roses per year and is in the process of converting to organic production. Nevado’s past experience includes working at NATO headquarters and at the European Commission. He is the Founder of several computer security companies and a Board Member of many non-profit organizations, including Faces of AIDS, a project that employs young correspondents around the globe to document and present the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Among other achievements, the project produced the opening film for the Global HIV/AIDS Conference in Bangkok in 2004, as well as for many of the previous conferences. Nevado is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.