Daniel Maldonado was born in Colombia and has lived in various countries during his professional life. He studied business administration and holds a master's degree in international business from New Hampshire College. He spent the last two decades working at Bunge, an agribusiness and food company. There he had various roles encompassing grain and freight trading, fertilizers, milling, and value added solutions in the United States, Switzerland, Brazil and Mexico. Starting in early 2020 Daniel joined CMI as director of its milling business, Molinos Modernos, a premier milling company in Latin America, with operations across Central America and the Caribbean, in wheat milling, rice milling, and milling solutions.