Spending his childhood and early adulthood in Colombia’s third-largest city, Cali, Eduardo was surrounded by cultural diversity, stunning scenery featuring the Andes mountains, the happy hard-working vibe of the people – and some uncertainty given Colombia’s political and social climate during that time.
“We grew up mindful of the privileges we had, the value of life, and the hard work and resilience you must have to strive against all adversities and survive,” he says. “On November 27, 1989, purely by chance, I did not board a commercial flight I had booked from Bogota to Cali – a flight that was bombed by a drug lord. Thankfully, I had taken an earlier flight.”
Thankfully, indeed. After earning his chemical engineering degree, Eduardo joined Colgate-Palmolive, and seven years later, he accepted the company’s offer to become an ex-pat moving to Mexico. He hasn’t stopped moving since then.