Vice Presidency for Administration and Finance

This Vice Presidency formulates and implements the financial strategy and is responsible for the administration of the City of Knowledge, ensuring that both remain in line with the Foundation’s strategic objectives.

It supervises the proper management of financial resources, income diversification, expenditure efficiency, and the profitable use of assets and capital investments, in order to ensure the Foundation’s long-term financial sustainability. It is in charge of preparing the institution’s annual budget and guarantees the availability of thorough financial and accounting information for use in the Foundation’s decision-making process.

It is responsible for invoicing and charging for services, managing the accounting and the procurement necessary for running the Foundation. It coordinates the relationships and commitments with the required public services.

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Roxana Apodaca

Housekeeper

I am in charge of providing good service to customers so that they leave happy. I am a very sociable person. My greatest accomplishment has been to help my family grow. I have fond memories of the times when we walked to the Villas to clean them.

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Gloriela Atencio

Housing Coordinator

I provide customer service for the acquisition of a household, hangar, or deposit. I am punctual, efficient, and patient. I have learned from all my customers and they have also learned from me. One funny incident occurred when visiting one of the houses, I was surprised by a customer who had prepared a delicious Spanish-style breakfast for me. It was the best welcome!

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Wiston Bernal

Operations Assistant

I supervise the maintenance and cleaning of the CdS Plaza. I learned that here we are innovators, even when we are not working. Once, I got locked inside a deposit and in order to get out I had to watch YouTube tutorials on how to unlock doors. Spiderman is my favorite superhero because of his kindness, calm attitude, and for trying to see everything in a positive light.

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Melquisedec Borden

Técnico en Servicios

I support our customers by setting up their events, with kindness and good service. I once won the Indigenous Region Volleyball Championship. I have worked in various positions at the Foundation thanks to my customer service attitude and disposition. What I like most about working here are the parties and events they organize for us, and that I learn a lot from my colleagues

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Ben Bravo

Vicepresidente de Administración y Finanzas

Since 2005, I have led the institution's administrative management. I am an Accountant with 28 years of professional experience in the private sector in areas related to accounting, finance, logistics, budget, and management. In addition, I instituted the Flag Planting activity that is now traditionally held every year at the City of Knowledge.

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Edgar Buitrago

Asistente de Tesorería

I provide support and customer service from the Treasury department with invoices and account statements. I am fun, extroverted, and a fan of soccer. I have represented CdS through the Folkloric Dance Group throughout the country. I love working here, you feel right at home from day one, everyone supports you and there is an excellent work environment.

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Mary Chambers

Supervisora de Post-venta

I take care of our customers' needs during an event. I am joyful, respectful, responsible, loyal, friendly, and flexible. I started at the Foundation as a receptionist in 2011, and now I am a supervisor. What I like most about my job is that I have the opportunity to meet many different people and learn from them. I like listening to music and being with my family

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Oriana Contreras

Gerente de Servicios Comerciales

I lead the Commercial Services Management at CdS. I was a member of Rotary International and had the opportunity to work with organizations like Healing the Children and Austin Smiles. When I came back to Panama, I was going through CdS and I said to myself “I want to work there,” and a year later I had the chance to work at SENACYT, which is part of CdS, and three years

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Patricia Coutte

Compras y Tráfico

I offer the best procurement service to all departments of the FCdS. The truth is the Foundation has been my school. I have learned about organization, patience, and working with excellence. An interesting fact is that I’ve been working at the Foundation for the same time I’ve been married.

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Lorena Díaz

Recepcionista de Eventos y Servicios Comerciales

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Ricardo Eskildsen

Director de Finanzas e Inversiones

As the Finance and Investment Director of the City of Knowledge Foundation, I lead the business diversification strategy and support the planning and execution of the organization's finances. After my arrival, I led the transition from Peachtree to SAP. Prior to this, I worked as a private banking and investment fund consultant.

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Nayarith Esquivia

Recepcionista de Eventos y Servicios Comerciales

I provide customer service for FCds allies customers. I graduated from school with the highest grades. I wanted to work here since I was a little girl. It is an opportunity that I value greatly. The customers and my colleagues are very special, and I always learn something from all of them.

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Julissa Fernández

Tesorera

I am in charge of ensuring the liquidity of the organization. I am committed to my job at CdS. From day one, I have tried to give the best of me. I have witnessed the growth of the FCdS project over the years and I see it as my own. I am happy to be part of the FCdS and for contributing to its development.

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Patricio Gilpin

Coordinador de Montaje

I am in charge of setting up for the events held at the City of Knowledge. I am part of the Foundation’s team since 2013 and since then, I have grown professionally and personally. I am a respectful and honest person.

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Graciela Gonzalez

Housekeeper

I make sure to provide the best service to the customers who stay in the dormitories. I am a responsible person when it comes to my job. I am proud that I was able to buy my own car. At the City of Knowledge campus, we welcome many people from different places. I never thought I would run into colleagues from a previous job!

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Irina Gordon

Asistente de Hospedaje

I take care of customers from the Lodging Complex, making sure they have a pleasant stay at the City of Knowledge. I like that here we make every effort to promote sustainability and we are a model for others nationwide. One of my greatest achievements has been to open a Taekwondo academy. I like going to the beach, playing video games, and I love my dog Blacky!

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Tania Guardado

Gerente de Hospedaje

I offer hospitality services to CdS visitors. Before I started working at the FCdS, I worked in two different places on campus, United Nations and the Holiday Inn Hotel School. I love this place, its history, vision, and the people who make this a unique place. I love poetry and writing. I am passionate and loyal, with strong values and hope for a better world.

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Aristides Liebharto

Recepcionista de Eventos y Servicios Comerciales

I assist our customers and support them by ensuring that everything works smoothly at the offices. I am very organized at work and I like having everything clean. I am always available to cover events and I get along with my colleagues. Working at the Foundation has been wonderful. I am most excited about our innovative vision and I learn something new every day.

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Anne López

Asistente de Hospedaje

I enjoy teamwork. I am empathetic, honest, and passionate. I've known the City of Knowledge for the past 10 years. I am excited to be a part of such a friendly, open, and innovative company that breaks the traditional mold. I love nature and pets and I am passionate about orange sunsets and natural landscapes.

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Ana Martínez

Recepcionista

I am proactive, attentive and empathetic. My greatest achievement has been to finish the master's degree in Project Management. I like to come to the Plaza with my family and several times we have participated in cultural and recycling events. I love crossfit and I am a sports fan. I also like to travel, watch movies, and dance folklore. I have a Yorkie Terrier name Max

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Yohanna Miranda

Contadora de Planilla

I offer the best service to in-house customers. I love what I do and live passionately. I taught three senior citizens how to read and write. I am very grateful for the opportunity that the FCdS gave me to attend a training in China. It was the first time I traveled, and the trip was over 20 hours long. I will never forget it. Thank you!

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Rosa Molina

Recepcionista de Eventos y Servicios Comerciales

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Emiliana Morales

Supervisora de Hospedaje

I supervise the cleaning of the rooms in the dormitories of the City of Knowledge Lodging Complex. I am punctual and responsible. I have worked in the reception area before and I have also learned how to use some computer programs I didn't know. For me, the FCdS is the best place to work. It has been a total change for me since I started working in this organization.

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Olga Morales

Housekeeper

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Germán Núñez

Contador

I am responsible for drafting contracts, and for billing and collection processes. I am passionate about sports and I am very competitive. I have learned about innovation topics while working here. While at CdS I began practicing kayaking, a sport that changed my life.

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Kathleen Ortega

Analista de Eventos y Servicios Comerciales

I am in charge of managing reservations for events by in-house and external customers. I study Business Administration. I like to read, watch shows, and be with my family. What I like most about working here is our focus on progress and development of the country, and we all do our part to achieve the social change we dream of.

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Zoila Ortega

Técnico en Servicios

I am always available to help customers and my colleagues. I am kind, respectful, responsible, and punctual. I am glad that I have received a lot of love from my colleagues over the years working here. I like the Flag Planting activity very much, it is something wonderful that makes me feel proud to belong to the City of Knowledge Foundation.

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Arquimedes Pachón

Contador

I am a Fixed Assets Accountant. I am understanding, patient, and I always support others. One of my anecdotes at the FCdS happened when I went biking around some buildings that have fixed assets of the Foundation and I was telling my colleague Manuel that this reminded me of my childhood in San Carlos, where bicycles were our main mode of transport.

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Manuel Pardo

Contador

I am an accountant who is respectful and committed to my job. When I started working at the FCdS, I worked as a Gardener. Then, they gave me the opportunity to be a part of the Management and Finance team as an Accounting Assistant. Thanks to the support of my team, Mr. Ben and Cesar Perez, I have grown so much since then as a professional and as a person.

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César Pérez

Gerente de Finanzas

My work and passion are to develop leaders and grow with them. I have an enormous amount of patience. What I like most about FCdS is the people and that we are surrounded by nature. I like soccer and music. I am a Marc Anthony fan!

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Darcellys Pérez

Gerente de Administración

I manage our offices, always looking for solutions based on my analysis. I am proud of having drafted the first manuals and procedures of the FCdS, and of participating in organizing the Business and Training Center. I was a college professor for 10 years at the School of Industrial Engineering of the Universidad Tecnológica.

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Mélida Pérez

Lavandería

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Nurmildo Pérez

General Services Technical Assistant

I am responsible for connecting the FCdS with the campus through the messenger service. In 1999, when I started working here, this was a desert. The houses and buildings were empty and there were almost no people. We were 20 people in the office! I am proud to be a part of the CdS project after so many years.

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Yarima Plicett

Recepcionista de Eventos y Servicios Comerciales

My job consists of offering services to customers at the executive office. My greatest accomplishment was buying my house at age 19 and receiving the keys, all with my own effort! The FCdS gives me the opportunity to grow and learn. It is rewarding to work at an organization that is innovative and that brings great benefits to the country.

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Milybell Quiñones

Gerente de Servicios Comerciales

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Radhames Reynoso

Mensajero

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José Ríos

Técnico en Servicios

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Clarisa Rodriguez

Housekeeper

I am a housekeeper from the Management and Finance area. I make sure that guests at the City of Knowledge Lodging Complex feel satisfied with their rooms. Being able to join the Foundation has been quite an accomplishment for me. I dreamed about working here for a long time. It is a very pretty place and my superiors and colleagues are very nice to me.

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Olga Ruiz

Contadora de Proyectos

I am in charge of the accounting for the Foundation's projects. I am positive, patient, and engaged. An important anecdote was when I felt very excited about conquering my stage fright when I participated in an artistic event for the first time. The adrenaline and passion helped me overcome my nerves and enjoy the experience.

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José Saavedra

Técnico en Servicios

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Anel Sanchez

Técnico en Servicios

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Evelyn Sánchez

Asistente de Tesorería

I am in charge of recording the ACH payments, deposits, and bank transfers of the FCdS. I manage collection, billing, and other transactions that result in good collection management. I enjoy going to the park with my son. I enjoy the work environment of the FCdS and the commitment of the campus to technological developments. I also love dogs!

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José Sánchez

Asistente de Contabilidad

My job is to process the Foundation's payments. I always like to help my colleagues and customers. My family is my core! My daughter inspired me to participate in the Foundation's Innovation Challenge with a proposal to shape new leaders since childhood. This experience helped me grow and learn from my mistakes in order to improve.

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Juan Solís

Técnico en Servicios

My job is to assist customers and perform assembly tasks for events, always with a good attitude and cooperating with my colleagues who are like family. I like to play playstation. My family and I love animals, I have 12 pets! Turtles, cats, dogs, and parakeets. I relate to the Black Clover, Asta character because just like him, I never give up!

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Wanda Tagles

Asistente de Contabilidad

I am a patient person, persevering and with a good attitude. I am proud to have graduated with honors from the University of Panama in Financial Administration and International Business. I have had the opportunity to do workshops for entrepreneurs of Canal de Empresarias. I like to read, be with my friends and my family, and meet new places. I also love my pets.

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Allan Vásquez

General Services Warehouse Clerk

My job is to receive and deliver supplies that are necessary for the operation of CdS. Like most of the team at the Foundation, I like to be cooperative. Despite how large the organization is now, we haven't lost our essence. I am passionate about my family and I take good care of my pets. Spiderman is my favorite superhero for his feats and his fight for justice!

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Alieth Vernaza

Gerente de Eventos y Servicios Comerciales

I lead the team that manages events at the Convention Center, Rooms 105, and the Athenaeum. I am proud to be a part of the evolution of the Events area and becoming one of the windows of the FCdS for the community. In 2009, I marched in a Flag Planting in an area that Panamanians were not allowed to enter before. I like embroidering polleras and making tembleques.

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Daisy Villamil

Housekeeper

My job can be summarized as offering the best service to the customer so that they are satisfied with the Lodging Complex at CdS. I am known for being responsible and friendly. My greatest accomplishment has been to buy my own house. I have also met a lot of people here that I never imagined I would meet!

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Guillermo Walker

Asistente de Hospedaje Nocturno

I am part of the Lodging team. I was part of the first group of drivers of the internal transportation system of the Foundation. One of the things I value most is that users of the internal buses still recognize me even after so many years of not being a driver. I have a close-knit family and friends I care deeply about.