Jose Koechlin – Winner at LEC Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that our Founder and CEO, José Koechlin, has won the prestigious LEC Award 2017 in the ‘Large Enterprise’ category.

Jose at the Lec Award

Business Leaders of Change (LEC) is an initiative created by EY (formerly Ernst & Young), El Comercio (a major media group in Peru) and Asbanc (Peru Bank Association), which aims to promote developments by recognising exceptional eco and social contribution by a Peruvian company.

Lec awards

A LEC is granted to an innovative leader who has a track record of success, demonstrating qualities of leadership, entrepreneurship and social responsibility. During his leadership of Inkaterra,  Mr Koechlin has invested more than four decades to conserving Peru’s biodiversity through ecotourism, with both the generation of scientific research and also the contribution to the wellbeing of local communities that surround the Inkaterra hotels.

Award winner Jose Koechlin

We are immensely proud of our Founder, who in his pioneering approach to tourism has not only given back to the local communities, but also put Peru on the map as a destination for eco travellers from all over the world since 1975.

The award was presented to  Mr. Koechlin by Dr. Salomon Lerner (photo above), Dean Emeritus of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and President of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.