Vice President of Sustainable Development

Sol Beatriz Arango Mesa

Vice President of Sustainable Development

In Nutresa since 1992 / age: 54 years

Sol Beatriz Arango Mesa | Vicepresidenta Desarrollo Sostenible

Through the Vice Presidency of Sustainable Development, we guide Grupo Nutresa´s sustainability strategy and serve as support in its implementation for the Organization to achieve its long term profitable growth proposals, generate progress for the community and ensure efficiency in the use of resources.

For 2015, we highlight the progress in international operations in terms of sustainability, as well as the review of the materiality matrix, where we updated the issues of greatest impact on generating value.

As a result of the hard work carried out for the entire Organization in sustainability, we obtained significant achievements: For the second consecutive year, we were recognized with the “Silver Class” distinction in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook; for the fifth consecutive year, we were included in the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index (DJSI); and we received the ALAS20 2015 recognition in the categories of Leading Company in Sustainability, ALAS20 Company Colombia, and Latin America Grand Prix Company.

Our challenge is to maintain Grupo Nutresa at the forefront of global sustainable practices, to ensure our competitiveness and value creation for different audiences, as well as engage with the main stakeholders to incorporate their expectations into our management and accountability.

The Vice Presidency must also ensure it maintains a cautious monitoring of the best corporate governance practices around the world and promote their implementation in the Organization, together with the Vice-president General Counsel. Besides, to ensure the implementation, communication and reporting process of risk integral management all over the companies is Grupo Nutresa.

Finally, we will continue contributing to sustainable management from the entire value chain, creating a sustainable culture and closing gaps in current operations and in those that are incorporated after an eventual acquisition in the future.

Previous Experience

  • President, Chocolates Nutresa.
  • Vice President Southern Strategic Region.
  • Vice President of Corporate Planning, Grupo Nacional de Chocolates S.A.
  • Financial and Sistems Vice President, Industrias Alimenticias Noel S.A.
  • Financial Manager, Susaeta Ediciones S.A.



  • Production Engineering, EAFIT University.
  • Specialization in Finances, EAFIT University.
  • Specialization in Strategic Management, Pace University, New York.