Strategic Coordinator, Natural Wealth Project Jose Felix Montoya Soto
José Félix Montoya currently leads the USAID-funded Colombia Amazon Deforestation Control task order under the Natural Wealth project. Mr. Montoya has over 30 years of experience designing and leading rural development projects and more than 20 years working in post-conflict regions. He has experience in alternative development, driving economic growth, strengthening producer organizations, local governments, and productive infrastructure projects. In addition, Mr. Montoya has technical expertise in cacao, coffee, dairy, latex, and fruit, and vegetable value chains. Since joining Chemonics, Mr. Montoya has served as lead coordinator on Natural Wealth’s first task order, chief of party and deputy chief of party on USAID’s Consolidation and Enhanced Livelihood Initiative – Northern and Southern Regions, and has provided extensive support to other projects in Latin America including Colombia USAID’s Artisanal Gold Mining, Peru USAID’s program Fortalecimiento Institucional a DEVIDA, and Colanta’s Bitter Cassava for a Sweet Milk.