About us

Socionaut is an international consulting firm that is re-imagining sustainability and social performance practices with the purpose of being catalysts for positive change, everywhere. We are a diverse and experienced group of social scientists whose vision is to revolutionize traditional consulting services, create a global community of social specialists, and promote local and global knowledge that contributes to society and the environment.

Founding partners of

Socionaut

The founding partners of Socionaut are recognized as MaRS and are in charge of executing the vision of the firm. The partners have the responsibility of promoting the Socionaut culture inside and outside the organization, as well as developing the business and directing projects. MaRS contributes to the firm with its dedication, experience and professional trajectory.

Sebastian Urresta

Founding partner

Expert in communication plans, consultation and participation processes, conflict prevention and resolution, negotiation of agreements for development. With more than 15 years of experience in complex social projects in the mining, energy and international cooperation sectors.

“Passion is inherited. I come from a family of social scientists and it fills me with pride to have become one.”

Founding partner

Specialist in urban and regional planning. Expert in land acquisition and population resettlement, community development and comprehensive social performance strategies with more than 27 years of experience in complex projects in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors.

“Since my time of university studies, I have guided my work by the maxim: There is nothing more practical than a good theory. Today I confirm that it is very current in the field of social performance”

Mauricio Díaz

Renato Urresta

Founding partner

Expert in social impact assessment and management strategies in line with international standards and best practices, relationship processes and inclusive participation, with more than 15 years of experience in the energy, mining, oil and gas sectors.

“I am passionate about working in different places, with different interest groups, in different socio-economic contexts and environmental challenges. My motivation lies in providing opportunities for all actors, the great social challenges that investment projects present”

Technical Leads

Recognized experts in various branches of sustainability make up Socionaut’s advisory committee. These professionals contribute with their experience to the positioning and direction of the firm, to achieve the proposed objectives, always maintaining a fresh, innovative and objective vision. As a young company, Socionaut has the support of the expert committee to make sound decisions that contribute to the good of the company, as well as to the proper development of projects, contributing to a positive impact.

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Jhon Doe

Cargo
Experto en Reasentamiento de Población, Desarrollo y Desempeño Social en los sectores Mínería, Energía e Infraestructura.

Technical Leads

Expertos reconocidos en varias ramas de la sostenibilidad conforman el comité de consejeros de Socionaut. Estos profesionales contribuyen con su experiencia al posicionamiento y direccionamiento de la firma, para alcanzar los objetivos propuestos, manteniendo siempre una visión fresca, innovadora y objetiva. Cómo una empresa joven, Socionaut cuenta con el apoyo de el comité de expertos para tomar decisiones acertivas, que contribuyan al bien de la empresa, así como también para el correcto desarrollo de los proyectos, contribuyendo a un impacto positivo.

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Jhon Doe

Cargo
Experto en Reasentamiento de Población, Desarrollo y Desempeño Social en los sectores Mínería, Energía e Infraestructura.

Associate consultants

Socionaut’s client service delivery and project execution are led and managed by seasoned Social Performance experts and specialized consultants whose shared experiences, knowledge and commitment to delivering numerous projects in Latin America and elsewhere comprise Socionaut’s DNA.

Angela Pineros

Architect. Specialist in conflict resolution, resettlement processes, planning and design of replacement property.

Casey Luongo

Political scientist. Specialist in socio-environmental projects, participation processes and social investment.

Robin Romero

Architect. Specialist in planning and urbanism, participatory projects for regional development, strategic selection of replacement assets with a culturally appropriate approach.

Sueli Tang

Lawyer. Specialist in permitting, Law interpretation, land acquisition and resettlement in the mining industry.

Rommel Jáuregui

Anthropologist. Specialist in applied research, planning, coordination, and monitoring and evaluation of plans, programs and social and public health projects directed at vulnerable populations.