TMG Welcomes a New Head of Operations

After four years at The Montreal Group, Mabel González will be moving on to a new and exciting role with one of our partners, the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

Mabel will be joining UNEP FI as Regional Coordinator for the Latin America and Caribbean region. We are pleased to welcome Juan Dávila, who will be our new Program Manager and Head of Operations starting in August.

Mabel joined The Montreal Group (TMG) as Head of Operations in 2019, during which time she was also Senior Advisor, International Relations for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Mabel’s tireless efforts have allowed TMG to evolve substantially, adopting sustainability at the core of its activities, undergoing a full structural review, gaining four new members, and building the Secretariat’s team.

Juan started his career at BDC in the International Relations team and has been a key member of the Partnerships team for the last eight years. He has initiated and managed many important partnership agreements throughout his tenor and will bring this experience to his new role at TMG.

We wish Mabel the absolute best in her future endeavors, and we look forward to continuing our work under Juan’s leadership!

About Juan Dávila

Juan Dávila is the Head of Operations for The Montreal Group and also acts as Manager, International Relations for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Before taking on his current role, Juan held roles of increased responsibility at BDC. When he joined BDC in 2015, he supported The Montreal Group on a part-time basis. This experience sparked his interest for one day coming back to the organization.

Most recently, he was Manager for National Partnerships. In this role, he managed BDC’s key national partnerships with a particular focus on underserved entrepreneurs. Juan holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in International Business from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He has worked in Canada, Uruguay, and Egypt and speaks three languages: English, French and Spanish. In his free time, Juan enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys and trains for triathlons, marathons, and other endurance activities.