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Albina Ruiz

Founder and President, Ciudad Saludable Test

Skoll Awardee


Founder and President of Ciudad Saludable, President of the Board of Peru Waste Innovation SAC and President of Healthy Cities International Foundation, all belonging to Healthy City Group; External Consultant for the InterAmerican Bank – IADB and the World Bank. Albina obtained her Ph.D. summa cum laude in Chemical Engineering, at the Universitat Ramón Llull, Spain (2010). Graduated as Industrial Engineer at the UNI (National University of Engineering), and as Sanitary Engineer in Solid Waste, as second specialty, Peru. M.A. in Ecology and Environmental Management at Ricardo Palma University (2000), Peru. Specialization studies in “The Management of Hazardous Waste”, University of Basel, Switzerland and in “Local Management and Direction” University of La Rábida, Spain. Ashoka Social Entrepreneur Fellow since 1996, she is considered among the world’s best social entrepreneurs. Also chosen by Schawb Foundation and by Skoll Foundation as Outstanding Social Entrepreneur and Avina Leader as well, as a result of the work she develops in environmental issues and especially in solid waste and water care; she has performed several environmental studies of the basin of the Santa River, of the Yarinacocha Lagoon and of others, due to the impact that solid waste and sewage water have on this water bodies. She is a Clinton Foundation Fellow and has been chosen by Ashoka for the world program GLOBALIZER. Board Member at the Global Fairness Initiative and also Board Member of Alma Sana Inc., both organizations located in the US. International Consultant with expertise in local development, environmental management, sustainable solid waste management and other areas. Member of the Board of the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon – IIAP 2015-2018. She was Member of the Advisory Council at the Ministry of Environment since 2010 until 2013.