Marianela Ubilla Mendoza has been appointed president of the Board of the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE). The Association, which brings together 70% of the country's banana exporting companies, highlighted in a statement released on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, that Ubilla was the first woman to occupy this position in the organization's 21 years of institutional life.
Ubilla is an agricultural engineer who graduated with honors from the School of Agriculture of the Humid Tropical Region (Earth). She currently is the General Manager of the Agzulasa Cia Ltda company, which has been affiliated to the Association since July 2011.
In accordance with the regulations that govern AEBE, the new directive will remain in office for the next two years, a time in which Marianela Ubilla and Vice President Ivan Wong will work together with each of the members of the Board of Directors to strengthen the banana export sector and the entire fruit production chain in Ecuador, according to the statement.