Carbon Technical Director
Victor Giraldo is an expert in nature-based offsets project development and finance. He joined Trafigura’s Carbon Trading team in 2021 as Carbon Technical and Origination Director, responsible for evaluating and identifying high quality nature-based projects worldwide with the potential to generate carbon offsets. He is based in Medellin, Colombia.
With over 16 years of experience, Victor has led interdisciplinary teams worldwide to develop forestry, land use, payment for ecosystem services and avoided deforestation projects. He has certified and implemented international projects under voluntary and compliance carbon markets related to REDD+, ecosystems restoration, and reforestation.
Over the last five years, Victor has focused on designing strategies that will enable the implementation of nature-based offset projects by promoting public-private cooperation and investment, contributing to the twin global challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change.
Victor graduated from the National University of Colombia as a forest engineer and has a Master’s in Forest and Environmental Conservation with an emphasis in climate mitigation and a Master’s in Applied Economics, emphasizing environmental credits pricing.
Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. At the heart of global supply, Trafigura connects the world with the vital resources it needs. Through our Oil & Petroleum Products, Metals and Minerals, and Power and Renewables divisions, we deploy infrastructure, skills and a global network to move commodities from where they are plentiful to where they are needed most, forming strong relationships that make supply chains more efficient, secure and sustainable.
Trafigura also owns and operates a number of industrial assets including global multi-metals producer Nyrstar and fuel storage and distribution company Puma Energy; and joint ventures Impala Terminals, a port and logistics provider, and Nala Renewables, a power and renewable energy investment and development platform. Trafigura is owned by its employees and employs over 13,000 people working in 48 countries.