It's been more than 50 days since the change of President at INCAE. Time is relative and although nearly two months have gone by, for Enrique Bolaños, INCAE's new President it seems like yesterday. Nevertheless, aside from living on a plane between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, Enrique Bolaños has put the pieces in place to start his presidency with a strong focus on excellence in INCAE.
When you speak to Enrique, you realize that he has a clear intention to listen to the ideas and needs of all INCAE stakeholders. In his first 50 days he has visited more than 20 companies from the region and beyond. He has also started the initiative "Dialogs with the President", interaction spaces with different internal groups: professors, directors, staff and students. The first "Dialogs with the President" took place on June 12 and 15 in Costa Rica and Nicaragua respectively. Yet it hasn't all been about listening, but also about taking action.
If it wasn’t for the gowns and mortarboards, you might think you were attending the Summit of the Americas at the INCAE MBA 2015 graduation. Listening to the graduates, their families and INCAE professors you hear a full range of Spanish dialects. The graduates come from 15 Latin American countries, the US and two European countries.
It’s been a busy few weeks for INCAE and a couple of the highlights have been the graduations of the two editions of the INCAE MBA. The 104 graduates of the 21-month MBA taught on the Costa Rica campus celebrated their commencement on 22nd May, while the 81 graduates of the 15-month MBA Camp taught on the Nicaragua campus, graduated on 29th May.