Gonzalo Marina studied Agronomy in Potificia Universidad Católica de Chile, his specialization in Agribusiness led him to Cono Sur. He's been part of the winery's commercial team since 2001.
Shortly after his arrival, in 2003, Gonzalo was trusted with Eastern Europe and the emerging Asia Pacific markets, which eventually led him to Shanghai.
Gonzalo arrived in China in 2007 with task of setting up the local office as well as managing 20+ markets. During his 7 years in Shanghai, Asia became one of most important destinations of Cono Sur's Premium wines, and today has a solid 5 people team that keep up the good work.
After his return to Chile, Gonzalo was trusted with the new challenge of managing two of Cono Sur's most strategic markets: Canada and the United States. His current goal is to expand Cono Sur's portfolio in each market with focus on the Organic and Premium wines.
"Being entrusted different markets and being given the chance to live abroad allowed me to look at the industry from many different perspectives, learnings that I certainly try to apply to my everyday tasks. I'm lucky to have been able to work in the same industry for so many years and I can definitely say it gives me a better approach to our partners and consumers in each country."
Gonzalo is a panelist for the What's Altitude Got To Do With It? Seminar & Luncheon on Friday, March 6, 2020.