Juan Felipe Montoya Muñoz

EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Class of 2024, Colombia
President – Successor of Incubadora Santander S.A. – Huevos Kikes

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Juan Felipe Montoya is rethinking the egg industry to better feed families and nurture the environment.

As the third-generation leader of Incubadora Santander, Juan has been hatching new ideas in the egg sector since 2012. Driven by a vision to provide the complete and accessible protein — the egg — to millions of families in Colombia, Juan is helping agriculture take a step forward by improving soil with organic fertilizers. 

The company currently delivers more than 5 million eggs a day throughout the country, backed by a strong brand and a distribution network of more than 40,000 neighborhood stores. As Colombia’s leader in the sector, Incubadora Santander is poised for growth by expanding to new cities, developing new egg products, and entering the agricultural market with organic fertilizers made from chicken manure. 

Recognizing that people are the cornerstone of any successful enterprise, Juan invests substantially in a world-class team. His long-term vision encourages his employees to develop cutting-edge practices, cultivate critical thinking and promote creativity to enhance poultry productivity — the heart of the business. 

He believes that significant investments are needed to foster progress in the communities surrounding the farms, always ensuring harmony with the environment.

Don’t underestimate the importance of being disciplined and persistent. Nothing great was built overnight.