The Venezuelan businessman Andrés Duarte Vivas, member of the SEK Educational Group International Advisory Board, has been named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, the order of chivalry of the British constitutional monarchy. This distinction was presented to Duarte and his firm, Duarte Vivas & Asociados, by the British Ambassador in Caracas, on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Andrés Duarte was awarded this distinction for his services to British exports and the efforts of his companies in operating oil, gas and non-metal mineral deposits, in addition for his environmental projects in locating and constructing facilities related to these industries.
Duarte has more than thirty years’ experience in exports, imports, port administration and logistics in Latin America and the Caribbean.
His prestige and influence extends, among other Latin American countries, to Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia and Panama, including successful business ventures in Europe and the USA.
Andrés Duarte is currently contributing to the international expansion of SEK Educational Group and is aiding in providing new global opportunities for Camilo José Cela University and SEK International Schools, as a member of the International Advisory Board.