Esther Zamudio has been a Consultant with LEAD International, based in London since April 2002.
Working alongside the Capacity Development team, her
main responsibilities have included activities related to the preparation and running of the Cohort 9 and Cohort 10 International Training Sessions.She
is also part of the team moderating the four LEAD impact initiatives that were launched in 2003, particularly the Food Security programme.Before coming to LEAD, she worked as a Project Consultant at ERM-Mexico where she performed environmental site assessments and environmental compliance audits for diverse industries.She
also participated in the implementation of environmental managements systems.During her
time at ERM, she
was invited to participate in a training program at the ERM-Houston
office were she
performed support activities in several projects related to superfund sites and environmental site assessments.From 1995 to 1998, Esther worked as an Environmental Engineer for Deltronicos de Matamoros (DDM), an automotive factory in the Mexican border.
carried out and conducted several projects including: a diagnosis study for a wastewater treatment plant expansion; a follow-up to an environmental audit which led to the certification of the company with a "Clean Industry" award by the federal environmental body in Mexico (SEMARNAP); a hazardous waste tracking system design; and the implementation of ISO14001 Environmental Management System.Part of her
time at DDM
was spent at the headquarters in Indiana where she
participated in some of the projects mentioned above.Esther has a bachelor degree in Biochemical Engineering from the Technological Institute in Veracruz, Mexico and a master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the Technological Institute of Superior Studies of Monterrey -ITESM also in Mexico.She
is fluent in Spanish and English and also speaks some French.