Industry Veterans

Cacao Oro’s management team is fully-integrated with dedicated agronomists and environmental sustainability experts who have several decades of experience. In Nicaragua, the team is run by the Ponçon group, a French-American family group, which is the owner and operator of diversified agro-industrial companies for more than four decades.

Responsible for the operational and strategic development of the Company. He works full time in Nicaragua and has been an investor in the Simplemente Madera and Agroforestal companies with members of the Ponçon Group since 2005. He has an international banking and business background with a B.A. from Lawrence University, USA and masters’ in finance and business administration from Universidad de Cádiz / Formato Educativo, Spain.

John Warrington


Arnold participated as CEO of Simplemente Madera Group for 15 years, including overseeing the groups logging operation on the farm before starting the cocoa plantations. Arnold was highly involved in the early conceptual stages of the project and has a strong understanding of the social and political dynamics. He is currently contributing in the design of the Cocoa Out-grower program.

Arnold Ponçon


One of our original founding partners, Clément was a driving force behind the development of Cacao Oro de Nicaragua. We continue to build our business in his memory, as first envisioned by him six years ago. Clément’s influence will remain a constant presence in everything we work towards and accomplish.

Thank you, Clément!

“Everything we do must be good for the planet, good for the country, and good for the people of Nicaragua!”
Clément M. Ponçon

Clement Ponçon

VP Operations

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David Glossinger

VP Marketing and Corporate Development

Founding partner of Ecom Nicaragua and member of the global board of ECOM – SMS Sustainable Management Services. Member of the board of directors of World Coffee Research and the Sustainable Coffee Challenge. He holds a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and Finance from Cornell University, USA.

Eric Ponçon

Strategic Advisor

Mr. Rojas is the general manager of the La Rosita farm with full responsibility for its operations. He has more than 20 years working as a corporate administrator and accountant with an emphasis in agriculture. Mr. Rojas has degrees in business administration from the Universidad Nacional de Nicaragua, in public accounting and finance from the Universidad de Ciencias Comerciales, and in accounting from the Instituto Técnico Juan de Dios Muñoz, Nicaragua.

Leonel Rojas

General Manager

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Main Office:
Managua: Km12.5 carretera nueva Leon, 300mts al este, Managua, Nicaragua

La Rosita:
Finca La Rosita, Rosita, RACCN, Nicaragua