Vicente Perdomo Caicedo is a Chemical Engineer. He graduated from the Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. For five years he worked as an engineer in a sugar and ethanol factory. Later, he spent the next 33 years working for a Corn Products Company (now called Ingredion) where he developed many positions working as a process engineer, plant manager, project manager and for the last five years, as a technical manager for the three factories of Colombia.
For more than 45 years he has been an orchid’s specialist; cultivating, teaching and studying everything about the orchids. Vicente and his wife Leticia Abdala are the owners of Vivero Medio Dapa, where they have an in vitro culture as well as an orchid’s seed bank. Both teach a study group permanently in Colombia and have travelled around Latin America giving lectures in this subject.