Adriana Mejía Cuartas

05 / Mar / 24

Founder of Herencia VL, Adriana Mejía Cuartas is a seasoned leader in sustainability and international business. With a background in the Colombian coffee industry, including serving as a former director for the National Federation of Colombian Coffee Growers in Europe and a board member of UTZ-Rainforest Alliance, she has honed her skills as a strategic thinker and action enabler.

Mejía focuses on making meaningful connections and sparking innovation by asking the right questions. As a fourth-generation coffee grower herself, she brings a unique blend of global expertise and local insights to every project. Whether it’s navigating complex value chains or managing risk, Mejía helps her clients drive positive change while boosting their brand reputation and equity.

Career facts: Mejía was the first woman nominated for the position of Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia and later became the first woman elected to the Board of Directors of UTZ Certified, now known as Rainforest Alliance – UTZ.

In addition to her experience in the coffee industry, Mejía has also played a significant role in other supply chains such as cacao and palm oil. Her extensive global engagement and experience across multiple commodities have enabled her with a comprehensive understanding of global trade dynamics and sustainable supply chain management. Furthermore, Mejía’s passion for private diplomacy, lobbying, and policy-making drives her to actively engage with stakeholders to effect positive change.

Since 2024, Mejía has served as the GCP Board Chair.