Roy Gerardo Zúñiga | INCAE Master Programs

Biography

Professor Roy Zúñiga has a Ph.D in Industrial Engineering with emphasis on Operations and Systems Strategy from Universidad de Valladolid, Spain. He also pursued doctoral studies in Business Management at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. In addition, he has a Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Environmental Management from the University of Oregon, USA. He received his MBA degree and a graduate degree of Functional Management from INCAE, where he graduated with High Honors. Moreover, he holds a Licentiate Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica and graduated as an ISO 9000 quality auditor.

An expert and visionary, he has touched more than 40 countries in 4 continents. He has worked as General and Functional Manager for public and private organizations and for NGOs of different sizes and in different industries, like BASF, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, Banco Mundial, Bonice de México, Coca Cola FEMSA, Columbia Broadcasting System de Sony Music, Grupo Kineret, Kellogg´s, Koramsa, Pfizer, SAB Miller for Latin America, and SigmaQ among many others.

Profile

Personal Information

Rank: 
Full Professor
Country of Origin:
Costa Rica
Country of Residence:
Costa Rica
Office Phone:
+506 2437-2048
Office Fax:
+506 2433-9386
E-mail: 
Roy.Zuniga@incae.edu
Address: 
Campus Walter Kissling Gam. Alajuela, Costa Rica
P.O. Box: 
Apartado 960-4050 Alajuela, Costa Rica

Academic Degrees

  • Doctorado - Ph.D. (C) University of Manchester Institute of Science and Tecnology
  • Maestría - M.Phil. Manchester School of Management
  • Licenciatura - Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Doctorado - Ph.D. Universidad de Valladolid
  • M.Sc - M.Sc. University of Oregon
  • MBA - MBA Incae Business School

Teaching areas

  • Managerial Decisions
  • Educación Ejecutiva
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Operations Management
  • Systems Thinking
  • Team Work

Courses

  • Gerencia de Operaciones
  • Gerencia de Calidad
  • Análisis Político en Latin America
  • Estrategia de Operaciones
  • Operaciones Avanzadas

Publications

Work Experience

Roy Zúñiga carried out his doctoral studies in Industrial Engineering with a major on Operations Strategy and Systems Dynamics at the Universidad de Valladolid, in Spain, where he graduated Summa cum Laude. Also, he studied Business Management at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in England. He holds a M.Phil. Degree in Strategic Simulation and Organizational Learning from the Manchester School of Management, and a M.Sc. Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Environmental Management from the University of Oregon, USA. He received his MBA degree and a graduate degree of Functional Management from INCAE, where he graduated with High Distinction. In addition, he holds a Licentiate Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica. He is an ISO 9000 quality auditor, and he holds an official degree as a Specialist on the Development of Organizational Simulation Models from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He completed management education training programs at Harvard Business School and the London Business School. He received the British Chevening Scholarship Award, the Fulbright Scholarship, and a scholarship from the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional.

Since 1997 he teaches at the regular MBA Program, the Executive MBA Program, and the Management Development Program of INCAE. He has led several different projects from INCAE’s Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS), including the studies on the Competitiveness of the Information Technology Cluster in Venezuela and that of Agrotechnology in Ecuador, both implemented through a joint effort of INCAE, Harvard University, and Corporación Andina de Fomento. Other studies include the development of a Medical Device Cluster in Costa Rica, studies on the Coffee Cluster in El Salvador, the Banana Cluster in Costa Rica, the Business Climate of the Central American Textile and Apparel Manufacturing Industry, a Strategic Action Guide for the Costa Rican Milk Sector, and a Strategic Action Guide for Textile Offshore Manufacturing in Honduras.

Dr. Zúñiga has consulted with the World Bank and, prior to dedicating himself to research, teaching, and consulting on organizations and business firms, he served as Advisor to the Costa Rican Industrial Reconversion Program in the industrial sectors of Leather and Footwear, Textiles, Apparel Manufacturing, Food, and Plastics. Also he served as Dean at INCAE, Executive Director for INCAE-Costa Rica, General Manager of a restaurant chain, Process Engineer, Materials Assistant Manager, and Production Manager for the Columbia Broadcasting System plant of Sony Music.