Francisco de Paula Gutiérrez

He is a full professor at INCAE and teaches courses about Macroeconomic Analysis, Business Finance and Economic Policy. He’s the Academic Director of INCAE’s Developing Business Leadership Program. He has taught at Universidad de Costa Rica (1991-1994) and was Director of the Masters in Business Economics program (1987-1990) for the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS, Spanish acronym).

John C. Ickis

John C. Ickis, from the United States, specializes in planning and executing strategic processes in private companies. His dissertation, published in Bureaucracy and the Poor, discussed strategy and structure in rural development. He has co-authored articles in World Development and The Harvard Business Review, and has been invited to lecture at Harvard University’s Lincoln Land Center, in the Special Program of Urban and Regional Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at Yale’s School of Organization and Management and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Camelia Ilie

Dr. Camelia Ilie is Dean of Executive Education at INCAE Business School and Chair of the Center for Collaborative & Women Leadership. She teaches leadership development, neuroscience, transformation and organizational change. She is an Engineer specialized in Optical and Biomedical Devices, with a Summa Cum Laude Doctorate from the Pontificia de Comillas University in Spain, DEA from the Complutense University, and Senior Executive Program from ESADE and Babson College.

Urs P. Jäger

Professor Urs Jäger is from Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Ethics and another one in Strategic Management in Marketized Nonprofits from the University of St. Gallen. He also has a graduate degree in Business Administration from the same University.

Before joining INCAE, he was the founding director of the Center for Leadership and Values in Society at the University of St. Gallen. Prof. Jäger studied entrepreneurship practices in marketized non-profit organizations, social enterprises and sustainable strategies in regions with high poverty levels in emerging countries. Along with a team, he developed ethnographic studies in Peru, Indonesia and Macedonia.

Mauricio Jenkins

Mauricio Jenkins, associate professor, obtained his Masters and Ph.D. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University. He also holds an MBA with Honors from INCAE Business School and a degree in Civil Engineering from Universidad de Costa Rica.

He teaches Finance and International Business courses in the full-time MBA and in business seminars dealing with company valuation, portfolio management, investment projects and finance structuring in countries like Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, The Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

Niels Ketelhöhn

He’s a professor of Strategy and Competitiveness at INCAE. He obtained his doctorate from Harvard, where his research was supervised by Prof. Michael E. Porter. He also has a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and another degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Costa Rica.

Bernard Kilian

Professor Bernard Kilian is from Germany. He has a doctoral degree in environmental resources economics and a masters in agricultural sciences with emphasis in economics, both from Hohenheim University, Germany.

Before joining INCAE, he was in charge of the economics portion of a national Project in Germany called Precision Agriculture.

Luis E. López

He specializes in Operations Management and Technology and has taught in the full-time MBA, Executive MBA and tailor-made programs in different countries.

He has worked as a consultant in Latin America, especially in the areas of Technology Management, Manufacturing Strategy and Strategic Simulation. He uses simulation models to plan strategic scenarios and to analyze complex situations. These models help to evaluate the capacity requirements of processing plants, the behavior of distribution channels (several stores and several products) in diverse industries, and the behavior in hospital care networks, among others.

José Nicolás Marín

Nicolas Marini s from Nicaragua and specializes in banking, finance, international business and business strategy.

He has been a consultant and director of industrial and financial companies as well as Banks in the U.S. and Latin America. He’s the author of more than 50 cases and other publications. At the same time, he’s the co-author of several books, namely Análisis de Inversiones Estratégicas and Fusiones y Adquisiciones en la Práctica.

Octavio Martínez

Director of CLACDS at INCAE Business School. Professor of business strategy. Consultant in formulation and implementation of strategy. He holds a Ph.D. in business strategy from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. He holds an MBA with high distinction from INCAE and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (Cum Laude) from the American University.