Andrea M. Prado is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at INCAE Business School. She holds the Strachan Chair for Philanthropy and Social Investment. Prado’s research explores the role of companies in promoting sustainable development in the countries where they operate, particularly through their corporate social responsibility strategies and delivery of products and services at the base of the pyramid. She also studies the impact and dynamics of industry self-regulation (i.e. adoption of voluntary certification programs) to promote environmental and labor practices in emerging economies. Prado has published her research in prestigious academic journals, books, and book chapters and has received multiple international awards.
Prado was the Academic Director of the Central American Healthcare Initiative from 2012 to 2019. CAHI seeks to catalyze access to quality health services for low-income populations through cost-effective innovations and enhanced management capabilities in the region’s healthcare sector. CAHI pursues its mission through an incubator of social innovations, a management training program for healthcare leaders and a knowledge center. The knowledge center not only conducts academic research, but also promotes knowledge sharing of best practices among scholars and practitioners.
Prado received a PhD in Management and Organizations from Stern School of Business, New York University, a Msc. in International Economics from the University of Essex, UK and a Bsc. in Economics from the Universidad de Costa Rica. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for her PhD studies and a Chevening scholarship for her Master studies.
With the goal of promoting innovation and access to quality healthcare in Central America, the Central American Healthcare Initiative (CAHI), in alliance with INCAE Business School, will initiate its admission process for their 2015 Innovative Leader Program on October 1st.