Andrea Meadow | INCAE


Andrea M. Prado is an associate professor of management and organizations at INCAE Business School. She is director of the Strachan Chair in Philanthropy and Social Investment. Her research explores the role of companies in promoting sustainable development in the countries where they operate, particularly through their corporate social responsibility strategies and the delivery of products and services to low-income populations.

He also studies the impact and dynamics of industry self-regulation (ie, the adoption of voluntary certification programs) to promote environmental and labor practices in emerging economies. She has published her research in prestigious academic journals, books, and book chapters, and has received multiple international awards.

Prof. Prado has led multiple executive programs in Health Management and Global Health at INCAE. She was the Academic Director of the Central America Healthcare Initiative (CAHI) from its inception in 2012 to 2019. CAHI seeks to catalyze access to quality health services for low-income populations through innovative solutions and improved management capabilities in the region, through through a scholarship program delivered by INCAE.

Prado received a Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the Stern School of Business, New York University, a Master's in International Economics from the University of Essex, UK, and a BA in Economics from the University of Costa Rica. He received a Fulbright scholarship for his doctoral studies and a Chevening scholarship for his master's studies.

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Associate Professor
Country of origin:
Costa Rica
Country of Residence:
Costa Rica


  • BA - Economics, University of Costa Rica, 1997
  • MS - International Economics, University of Essex
  • Ph.D. - Business Administration, Stern School of Business, New York University

Teaching areas

  • Organizational Change and Development
  • Sustainable development
  • Corporate social responsibility


  • Creating Value from Values
  • Sustainable Development & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Organizational Change and HR

Executive Programs