INCAE Professor Emeritus Guillermo Selva Tapia holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Operations Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds two degrees from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, a Master of Electromechanical Engineering (MScEE) and a Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering (MScISE). He is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, where he obtained his electrical engineering degree, and is a member of the Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society.
At the Institution, as a professor he taught classes in the area of Operations, he also worked as a researcher, instructor and Associate Dean of the Master's programs. During his career at INCAE, Professor Selva wrote more than 80 case studies and technical notes on energy management, operations management, service management, operational improvement, and operations strategy.
- Ph.D. - (Cand.) University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
- M.Sc - University of Southern Carolina
- Operations Strategy
- Supply Chain Management
- operations management
Emeritus Professor Selva joined INCAE Business School in Nicaragua in the 80s after 12 years of professional life in the electrical and industrial sectors of the country where he held senior management positions. Professor Selva worked at the Nicaraguan Energy Institute, the organization then responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution of energy throughout the country, as Engineering Manager, Deputy General Director of Operations and Engineering and General Director of Engineering. and Constructions.
He also served for two years as Vice-General Manager of Industrial Cervecera, SA (Cervecería Toña), one of the largest industrial companies in the country. Professor Selva is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, where he obtained his electrical engineering degree, and of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he obtained his master's degrees in electrical engineering (MScEE). and a master's degree in industrial and systems engineering (MScISE). He completed his doctoral studies in business administration specializing in Operations Management at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
He is a member of the Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering honor society. At INCAE he has worked as a researcher, instructor, professor in the area of Operations Management and Associate Dean of Master's programs. During his career at INCAE, Professor Selva has written more than 80 case studies and technical notes on the topics of energy management, operations management, service management, operational improvement and operations strategy, teaching these topics in MBA programs and Executive MBA. He is the author of the book Energy Management, which served as the basis for structuring the master's course of the same name.
He also conducted research on the logistics services industry, 3PL, in Central America, the first of its kind, to learn about the characteristics of that industry in the region. The results have been disseminated in different school documents, including the INCAE Magazine. His areas of interest are related to the topics of operations management and strategy, service management, change for operational improvement, supply chain management and logistics, areas in which he has advised numerous companies in the Central American region, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.
When he was Associate Dean of Masters for eight years, Professor Selva supervised and improved the administrative and academic processes of INCAE's master's programs. He also strongly promoted the internationalization of the school and strengthened and expanded relations with INCAE's partner schools in the US and Europe. He represented INCAE before EFMD, the European Foundation for Management Development, the EMBAC, the Executive MBA Council, and the Latin American Council of Management Schools, CLADEA, having made several presentations at the annual conferences of these organizations on trends in education in schools. of business.
In mid-2008, he was elected by the representatives of the 400 best business schools in the world that make up the Executive MBA Council as a member of its Board of Directors. In June 2008, he served as co-chair of the annual international conference that was held in Costa Rica with the support of INCAE of the Pan Pacific Business Association, an organization of academics interested in integration issues for the Pacific Rim countries. He is a member of academic and management societies: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, American Production and Inventory Control Society, Production and Operations Manag