• Francisco de Paula Gutierrez Gutierrez


    21/03/2021. It is with great regret that we share the sad news of the death of our beloved teacher Guti. We accompany his wife, children, and grandchildren in the face of this irreparable loss.

    Full professor at INCAE, he taught courses on Macroeconomic Analysis, Business Finance and Economic Policy. He was the Academic Director of INCAE's Business Leadership in Development Program. He was a professor at the University of Costa Rica. Dean (1991-1994) and Director of the Master in Business Economics (1987-1990) for the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS INCAE). He was president of the Central Bank of Costa Rica, Minister of Finance, governor for Costa Rica for the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Central American Bank for Economic Integration.

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  • Camelia Ilie

    Camelia Ilie

    Camelia Ilie is Dean of Executive Education and Strategic Innovation, Full Professor and Chair of the Leadership Center for Inclusive and Sustainable Leadership (CELIS) ​​of INCAE, a leading business school in Latin America. Dr. Ilie leads the digital transformation at the institution through INCAE Online, an initiative designed and launched in partnership with Emeritus, a leading global player in EdTech. Currently, more than 7.000 students are trained each year in the areas under her direction.

    She serves as a member of several international boards, such as Chair of the External Advisory Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of Miami, Member of the Advisory Council for Latin America of the AACSB, Editorial Committee of LID Latin America, and Faculty Affiliate in the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

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    Alberto Trejos earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. As an academic, he has been a member of the faculty of Northwestern University and INCAE, where he also served as Dean and as director of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development. 

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  • Roy Gerardo Zuniga

    He completed his doctoral studies in Complexity Management at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, England and the University of Valladolid, Spain, graduated Summa Cum Laude, for his work in Strategy Execution and Operationalization. He has a Master of Philosophy in Strategic Simulation and Organizational Learning from Manchester School of Management.

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Luis Noel Alfaro Gramajo

Academic, consultant and businessman of Guatemalan nationality. He has been an academic director and professor in different executive training programs aimed at the private, public and non-governmental sectors.

Robert Artavia

President and founder of Roberto Artavia Consultoría Internacional; President of Viva Trust, the largest productive-philanthropic trust serving Latin America and of Fundación Viva Idea, an organization for knowledge management on issues of strategy, leadership, social responsibility and sustainable development.

He is president of the Board of Directors of INCAE Business School; he chairs the Board of Directors of Fundación Marviva; the Board of Directors of Mapfre in Costa Rica and the Board of Directors of Fundación Victoria in Nicaragua.

Juan Carlos Barahona, Ph.D. (MIT)

Juan Carlos Barahona is an associate professor of technology and innovation management at INCAE, the leading business school in Latin America, where he also serves as the academic director of executive master's degrees in marketing and digital transformation.

Stephen R. Brenes

He specializes in the areas of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and was Dean of INCAE Business School from 2001 to 2007. He currently leads the Steve Aronson Chair of Strategy and Agribusiness and is the Academic Director of the Executive MBA (EMBA) and the Senior Management Program.

Silke Verena Bucher

Assistant Professor with a specialization in Organizational Behavior and Leadership. He obtained his Ph.D. in Organizational Change from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He completed his post-doctorate in the Chair of Strategic Management in Pluralistic Environments at HEC Montréal, Canada.

Arnold Camacho

Got a Ph.D. in Finance and Development, and an MA in International Economics from Ohio State University, as well as a Bachelor of Civil Engineering of the Costa Rica university, with Graduation of Honor.

He is a Full Professor at INCAE Business School, in the area of ​​Currency, Banking and Finance, Financial Institutions and Capital Markets, Portfolio Management, Evaluation and Risk Management.

It also has the Stock Operator License in the Variable Income Market, Options and Futures Market, and the Clearing House of the Madrid Stock Exchange, Spain, granted by the Instituto de Bolsa y Mercados Españoles (BME).

Maria Elena Carballo

Professor María Elena Carballo, a native of Costa Rica, obtained a doctorate in Literary Studies and a master's degree, both from Brandeis University, in the United States. His doctoral thesis was on "The Autumn of the Patriarch" by García Márquez, and the Spanish-American novel of the dictatorship.

William Cardoza

  • Ph.D. in Economics and Development from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University - Paris III
  • Post doctorates at the KSG - Harvard University and the Sloan School of Management - MIT
  • Visiting Scholar at DRCLA - Harvard University and Sloan School of Management - MIT

Guillermo Cardoza is a full-time professor (Full Professor) of Innovation and Change Management at INCAE Business School.

Luciano Ciravegna

Luciano Ciravegna, Associate Professor, Research Director. Ph.D. The London School of Economics; MPhil, University of Oxford; BSc with Honours, the London School of Economics. 

Susan A Clancy

Susan Clancy - Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Harvard University - uses her applied research background to help individuals maximize their leadership potential and organizations respond to human problems with effective policies, products, and services. 

As a professor at INCAE, she teaches courses in leadership, gender diversity, team processes, ethics / anti-corruption, and influence techniques.