Guillermo D. Selva | INCAE
William D. Selva

Biography

Guillermo Selva Tapia, a full-time senior lecturer, 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's Degree in Electromechanical Engineering (MScEE) and a Master's Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering (MScISE). He is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, where he obtained his degree as an electrical engineer, and is a member of the Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society.

At the Institution, as a professor he taught classes in the Operations area, thus he also served as a researcher, instructor and Associate Dean of the Master's programs. During his career at INCAE, Professor Selva has written more than 80 case studies and technical notes on energy management, operations management, service management, operational improvement, and operations strategy.
 

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Rank: 
Senior Lecturer Professor
Country of origin:
Nicaragua
Country of Residence:
Costa Rica
Office Tel .:
+505 2265-8487
Office Fax:
+505 2265-8403
E-mail: 
Guillermo.Selva@incae.edu
Postal address: 
Nicaragua Campus Francisco de Sola Apdo # 2485 Managua, Nicaragua Costa Rica Campus Walter Kissling Apdo 960-4050 Alajuela, Costa Rica

Degrees

  • Ph.D. - (Cand.) University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • M.Sc - University of Southern Carolina

Teaching areas

  • Operations

Courses

  • Operations Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • operations management

Publications

Work experience

Dean 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 reached positions in senior management. Professor Selva worked at the Nicaraguan Institute of Energy, the organization at that time responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution of energy throughout the country, as Engineering Manager, Deputy Director General 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 degree in electrical engineering, and from 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 served as a researcher, instructor, professor in the Operations Management area 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 topics of energy management, operations management, service management, operational improvement and operations strategy, teaching these topics in MBA and Executive MBA. He is the author of the book Energy Management that served as the basis for the structuring of the master's course of the same name. He recently conducted an investigation 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 documents of the school, including the INCAE Magazine. His areas of interest are related to the topics of management and operations 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. In his capacity as Associate Dean of Master's Degrees for eight years, PROFESSOR Selva supervised and improved the administrative and academic processes of INCAE's master's programs. Dean Selva has strongly promoted the internationalization of the school and has strengthened and expanded relations with INCAE partner schools in the US and Europe. Represents INCAE before EFMD, European Foundation for Management Development, EMBAC, 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 in the countries of the Pacific basin.