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Alberto Vollmer is chair and CEO of Ron Santa Teresa, a rum distiller in Venezuela established in 1796. He has been a member of the Inter-American Dialogue since 2011.
Vollmer holds a degree in civil engineering. While a student, he worked as a photographer in Bolivia, Chile and Venezuela, an art form of which he is a passionate supporter through the Alberto Vollmer Foundation. As a civil engineer, Vollmer worked in an alternative housing project in the slum of Carapita and then in the public housing department of a state government in Venezula.
Vollmer is a board member of Gas Doméstico-Domegas, Fundación Bigott, and Venamcham, and vice president of CONAPRI (the National Investment Promotion Counsel). He founded Project Alcatraz, a highly-successful social rehabilitation program that recruits and reintegrates gang members into society. Vollmer has founded numerous rugby teams, was a member of the Police Reform Commission in Venezuela, and has advised different Latin American countries on reintegrating violent citizens into society.