The D|C (Dyer Coriat) Group is a Peruvian family-owned economic group that has been in business for over forty years. The Group’s founders, Samuel Dyer Ampudia and Rosa Coriat Valera, have imbued its culture with their entrepreneurial spirit and dynamic character, as well as their commitment to society, the environment, and Peru’s development. These defining traits can be found in each of the companies that comprise the Group, as well as the family’s legacy as a whole.
The Group’s strength is rooted in its professionalism and best practices in corporate governance. It promotes the constant diversification, internationalization, and growth of its businesses, with a focus on efficiency and innovation, seeking out opportunities that create sustainable value and wellbeing for all its stakeholders.
The Group is governed by the Board of Directors, which consists of family members and independent directors tasked with safeguarding its growth, sustainability, and good governance.
The D|C Group was founded by Samuel Dyer Ampudia, born in Huánuco in 1953, and his wife, Rosa Coriat Valera, born in Pucallpa in 1952. Ever since they were children, these two innate entrepreneurs were involved in their family businesses in sectors such as transportation, groceries, hardware, and restaurants. After venturing out on their own and moving to Lima, they forged their own path to entrepreneurial success and worked hard to give their five children a sound education.
In the 1980s, Samuel Dyer Ampudia, his wife, and his brother Luis Dyer founded Galvanizadora Peruana S.A. in Pucallpa. This industrial company was focused on the galvanization of corrugated steel panels, primarily for use in roofing. At the same time, business dealings led the Group—and thus, Samuel and his wife—to northern Peru in search of an ambitious project in Bayóvar, Piura. It was there that the couple founded Corporación Pesquera Inca (COPEINCA) in 1994.
COPEINCA soon wrote its own chapter in the long success story of Peru’s fishmeal and fish oil producers. In no time at all, it became one of the most ambitious and innovative companies in the industry, and the third largest in the world, with exports to China, Japan, Germany, the United States, and elsewhere. It was sold on the Oslo Stock Exchange in Norway in 2013 in a transaction that surpassed US$ 900 million.
In 2007, the Group acquired Camposol, one of Peru’s most important agribusiness enterprises, with the dream of turning the deserts of La Libertad into a sea of green. Thanks to the Group’s strategic vision, Camposol now operates in seven countries, with commercial offices on three continents, and trusted relationships with the world’s biggest supermarket chains and other clients in over forty countries.
In 2012, the Group founded Refinca, an ambitious business project that aims to turn the dire problem of deforestation into a major opportunity for development and environmental protection. Refinca faces the challenge of recovering over 50,000 deforested hectares through a public-private partnership, promoting local agricultural endeavors of all sizes with multilateral financing, especially for small farmers. To date, 2,500 net hectares have been used for experimental planting. To speed up the sowing process, efforts are being made to achieve a legal framework that promotes investments by forestry ventures in the Amazon and the Peruvian highlands in the long term.
Today, the Group consists of Camposol and Refinca, as well as Marinasol, a leader in the shrimp farming sector; Ecopacking, focused on sustainable packing solutions for agribusiness; Grupo Inmobiliario D|C, involved in the development of affordable housing, as well as value creation for the Group’s land bank and equity income assets; and Servicredit, a cooperative that fosters financial inclusion in Peru. All these companies are managed using sustainable models that seek wellbeing and progress for all involved. They are governed according to best practices in corporate governance to guarantee transparency and professionalism in all the Group’s activities.
The Group is governed by the Board of Directors, made up of family members and independent directors which consists of family members and independent directors tasked with safeguarding its growth, sustainability, and good governance to guarantee its long-term prospects. The Group’s operating companies also have independent directors and professional CEOs.