Jacques Alazraki is a passionate entrepreneur. He earned a double bachelor degree in economics and business administration, graduating with honors. Since he was young, he has challenged the status quo to make a huge social impact and develop economic wellbeing for his community. His proactive attitude, collaborative spirit and enthusiasm have made him the youngest Business Development Manager at DUCSA, the leading energy company in Uruguay. He led valuable endeavors that have gone beyond mere business objectives, including a 30 MW solar photovoltaic energy pipeline and a 50 MW wind farm project that generated incremental profits of $7 million in 2011, a 30% increase from 2010. Jacques also demonstrated his leadership potential in his community by launching and managing the Hillel Business Club at Hillel Uruguay, being an active member of the nonprofit One Roof for my Country and assessing start-up ventures to expand other people's businesses. Today, after six years of solid work experience in managerial positions, he works to add value to corporations that are focused on both making profits and promoting desirable social ends. Throughout his career, Jacques has developed a sense of entrepreneurship that pushed him to always be one step ahead, engendering new initiatives to boost companies’ profits and strengthening their market position. Creating value has always been his objective. So, in 2010, Jacques proposed to DUCSA’s board of directors that the company diversify its core business into the renewable energy industry. First, he developed the business plan to launch the first photovoltaic (PV) production line in Uruguay and South America to power 5,000 residential houses and gas stations across the region. He envisioned that DUCSA could be a pioneer in the Uruguayan gas station market by installing solar modules on the roof of some of the 300 sites DUCSA operates, thereby minimizing their operative costs and reducing the environmental damage that carbon dioxide emissions cause. Later on, he became immersed in the wind farm industry by developing an innovative 50 MW wind farm project to reduce Uruguay’s usage of polluting energy sources. As a result of his social awareness, and as a business leader with an eye on developing innovative projects in the renewable energy sector, he fostered his commitment in the Jewish and non-Jewish arenas, becoming a hands-on, distinctive leader.