Jose is Managing Partner of Deetken Impact, a private asset management company focused on impact investing in emerging markets. Deetken Impact is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and a certified B Corporation. The aim of Deetken Impact investments is to achieve strong, stable returns while creating meaningful positive social or environmental benefits for low income populations. For the past two decades, Jose has worked in engineering, finance, strategic planning, and entrepreneurship. He holds an Applied Science degree from UBC, and a Master’s in Business Administration from IESE Business School. Eighteen years ago, Jose co-founded The Deetken Group, and since then, has led the investment strategy in North America, as well as Latin America and the Caribbean. As an impact investor, his primary focus has been on renewable energy, microfinance, microinsurance, healthcare and financial services to support women SMEs.
Jose has served on the Board of Directors of two companies, both in Canada and Central America. Born in Peru, Jose moved to Vancouver to attend University in 1992, and for the past 25 years he has worked in 9 different countries in Latin America and Europe. He has a passion for International Development and Global Affairs.