Enrique Bolanos | INCAE


Enrique Bolaños is the current rector of INCAE Business School, since 2015. His focus during his rectorship has been to guarantee academic excellence, ensuring that INCAE is considered among the best business schools in Latin America. INCAE is one of the few schools in the world that has obtained the triple crown of accreditation from the AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS agencies, and is also accredited by SACS.

Likewise, under his leadership relationships have been strengthened with some of the most prestigious business schools in the United States. With Yale and Michigan to offer double degree master's programs, with the University of Virginia and Babson College as allies in master's degrees and executive programs, in addition to the solid link that continues to be maintained with Harvard Business School, INCAE's founding school.

In recent years, an effort has been made to expand the INCAE faculty, which has contributed to the diversity of gender and nationalities. At the same time, the academic curriculum of the master's degrees has been renewed, responding to the demands of the future, and a process of modernization of the infrastructure and incorporation of the latest technological trends in the institute was also carried out.

During his tenure, INCAE has established a profitable alliance with Emeritus, the renowned global online education platform, which enabled the launch of INCAE Online in 2020, just in time to face the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a sign of its interest in continuing to innovate, in 2021 the Master in Analytics, Innovation and Technology was launched, the Master in Agribusiness in partnership with Zamorano, and in early 2022 the first INCAE Online MBA was launched.

With the objective of contributing to INCAE's mission of contributing to the sustainable development of the Latin American region, Enrique has led transcendental initiatives with the institute's impact centers. The Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) is a partner of the World Economic Forum, and a regional partner of the Social Progress Imperative organization, using the Social Progress Index in Latin America as a tool to improve the well-being of the population.

For its part, the Latin American Center for Entrepreneurs (LACE) promotes entrepreneurship in the region, and together with the Center for Inclusive and Sustainable Leadership (CELIS), has supervised the creation of different projects, including LEADS Mujer, a program that equips women entrepreneurs in Central America with training, mentoring, best practices, and tools to grow their businesses.

Previously, he had more than 30 years of international career living in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, and ending his career as CEO of Flexsys in Brussels, Belgium. He successfully led the company through a difficult business climate and turned it into the leading company in the rubber additives industry. He has an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Michigan (1972) and an MBA from INCAE Business School (1974).

Enrique is married to Lourdes Chamorro César, has five children and nine grandchildren (with one more on the way).


Data message

Country of origin:
Country of Residence:


  • Industrial Engineering, University of Michigan
  • MBA, INCAE Business School

Executive Programs