Joana Santos

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Joana Santos Head of the Representative Office of Wiser Environment Vietnam

About Joana

Joana is an esteemed environmental consultant with 15+ years in the field and a plethora of experience. Joana stands as a leader for Wiser Environment’s ventures in Vietnam, well-versed in environmental permitting, auditing compliance, risk management and operational systems – along with her expertise on ISO 9001/14001/45001 protocols. With her profound understanding of the industry, she provides unmatched insight into all areas related to environmental development.

Notable Projects

Asian Development Bank
February 2023
Becker Industrial Coatings
April 2022
The New York Stock Exchange
December 2017

Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution

Joana and her team conducted comprehensive research to analyse how digital apps have been used for plastic collection and waste disposal systems across Asia and the Pacific, with a specific focus on Vietnam. From this study arose several ADB policy recommendations and financing options that could potentially boost participation in these technological advancements by small businesses.

Environmental Health & Safety Due Diligence

After providing a comprehensive assessment, Joana assisted Ly and her team in accomplishing two crucial objectives: (i) accurately evaluating the Binh Duong plant’s adherence to Vietnam EHS legislation and (ii) researching how further expansion may affect local compliance requirements as well as nearby residential properties.

Environmental Management & Improvement

As the project manager for ICE NYSE, Joana successfully spearheaded a project that updated five UK sites with cutting-edge systems to enhance environmental, energy and quality management. To cement this ambition into reality, ISO14001, ISO50001 and ISO9001 certifications were obtained. In addition to the core project activities, Joana also carried out life-cycle environmental assessments and energy review plans as well as establishing performance indicators that enabled the client to ensure compliance with all emission control regulations.


Environmental Impact Assessments Due Diligence
ISO Implementation and Auditing Waste Management Strategy
Legal Compliance Corporate Risk Management


Native Proficiency
Native Proficiency
Professional Working Proficiency
Professional Working Proficiency

Awards & Qualifications

PGCert Contaminated Land Management MEng Environmental Engineering NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

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