A native of Chile, Fernando Nilo has always had a highly developed environmental and social conscience. During a trip to California's Silicon Valley, he became aware of the consequences of the rapid development of new technologies and the proliferation of electronic devices. Originally an accountant for a company that recycled and resold metals, he decided to give up his job to found his own company, Recycla.
Far from being satisfied with managing the accumulation of electronic wastes, most of which contain toxic materials that are harmful to the environment and human health, Fernando Nilo also wanted Recylca to provide jobs for socially disadvantaged people. In 2003, after a long search to raise investment capital, Nilo’s electronic waste recycling company became a reality.