September 27, 2016

Our Team

Sue Kuethe (Linkedin Profile)


B.Sc. – Antropology  (University of  Colorado in Denver)

Sue is an experienced professional in Indigenous and Community Relations as well as land tenure with more than 30 years of experience. She is member of the International Association of Oil Negotiators, the Canadian Association of Oil  Producers, among others.

She has done several volunteering work in Nicaragua and is also a mentor at the University of Calgary.

Experience in the  private sector:

  1. Advisor and Consultant at The Social License Consortium (August 2015 – Present)
  2. Vice President of Land and Community Affairs at Koch Industries Inc. (1994 – 2015)
  3. In charge of  land tenure affairs at Chieftain Development Corporation
  4. In charge of  land tenure affairs for an Alberta Energy Company
  5. Director at an oil and gas company in Denver, Colorado

Irene Herremans, Ph.D (Linkedin Profile)


Ph.D. – Accounting (Business School , State University of Kent, USA)

Master’s in Business Management (University of Roosevelt, USA)

Experience in the private sector:

  1. Research Professor at Haskayne  School of Business (1990 – present)
  2. Associate Professor in Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary (1990 – present)
  3. Advisor and Consultant  at The Social License  Consortium (2014 – present).

Irene supervises master and doctoral students at the universities of Calgary, Waterloo, Ontario; Royal Road University in Victoria, BC; and the University of San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. She has also delivered numerous seminars and workshops about corporate social responsibility at an international level including China, Ecuador, Cuba and the United Kingdom. Her research interests focus on environmental management systems, environmental performance assessments, international business, intellectual capital, impact assessments.

She has been the recipient of several awards for outstanding research and teaching. She has been named “Woman of the Year” by The American Business Women’s Association and has been recognized for her contributions as one of the “Outstanding Young Women of America”.

Elizabeth Romo-Rábago (Linkedin Profile)


M.Sc. – Sustainable Energy Development (University of Calgary, Honorable Mention)

B.Sc. – Biology (University of  Aguascalientes, Mexico)

Experience in the private sector:

  1. Director of Sustainability and Founding member of The Social License Consortium in Canada and Mexico.
  2. Co-founder and CEO at Ciclomanías. Environmental education workshops for government institutions, private sector, schools and civil associations in Mexico and Canada.
  3. Analyst  for Bioenergy Projects at Decentralised Energy Canada.
  4. Co-founding member of Nature’s Ride, a Canadian organization promoting environmental education programs and interdisciplinary  training programs

Her research focused on the development of a sustainable project for a community of lepers in China by using organic waste as an energy source to generate biogas that could be used for cooking and heating. She received the Sustainable Leadership Award and honorable mention from the University of Calgary in 2014 for her academic excellence and leadership in sustainability.

Mahesh Jayaraman (Linkedin Profile)


M.Sc. – Mechanical Engineering (Arizona State University)

B.Sc. – Mechanical Engineering (University of Madras)

Mahesh has over 12 years of experience working with various engineering firms in the US, Germany and Canada.

Experience in the private sector:

  1. Director of Operations & Business Development and Founding member of the The Social License Consortium in Canada and Mexico (2014 – Present)
  2. CEO of World Wide Water Services (2013 – present). It aims to offer services on water management and treatment to companies in the extractive, mining and oil sector.
  3. Senior Analyst at SimuTech Group (2011-2015)
  4. Lead Engineer at CD-adapco (now Siemens) (2007-2011)

Mahesh has a certification in industrial wastewater treatment and social impact assessment.

Gladys NunezNogueira (Linkedin Profile)









B.Sc. – Industrial Design (Iberoamericana University, Mexico)

Sustainable Energy Development (University of Calgary)

LEED® Green Associate by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Experience in the private sector:

  1. Business Development of the Social License Consortium in Mexico.
  2. Solutions Consultant in Sustainable Building Certifications at Bio-construction.
  3. Worked for 12 years in the Furniture and Interiors Design Industry, specifically on Commercial Interiors including Hotels and Corporate Offices for national and international projects.

Gladys has an Environmental Management Certificate from the University of Calgary.