The Team

An innovative Latin American entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist with over 20 years of experience in the region; Boris founded SouthAm Freeze Dry in 2004, with the dream of creating a world-class business to showcase Chile’s unique capacity as a high tech food power house. Today that dream is a reality, as all our product lines are incorporated by top household brands around the world.  The proprietary technology of SouthAm Freeze Dry, preserves the best qualities of fruits and vegetables alike.

Boris Hirmas

Founder & Chairman

A passionate leader with an extensive track record, Fernando is well known for building top class, result oriented teams. His efforts have been focused on the implementation of managerial and industrial processes that foster growth and enable organizations to achieve their most demanding goals. Fernando’s expertise comes as a result of executive positions at some of most distinguished corporations in Chile.

Fernando Pacheco


Over 14 years of experience in the food industry, have given Paulina a sound command of food safety global protocols and best practices. Along with her team at SouthAm, Paulina manages the source traceability and transparency programs. Recently, our plant and quality control team obtained BRC AA certification, one of the most rigorous of international standards.

Paulina Maldonado


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