In January 2013, a group of investors led by philanthropist Harry W. Strachan created a donation fund to support a research program focusing on social investment and philanthropy in Central America.
Harry W. Strachan
Professor Strachan has maintained close ties with INCAE. He started his academic career at the Managua Campus in 1970 as an assistant professor. Later, he was appointed Academic Head, serving in that position from 1972 to 1976, when he attended Harvard Business School. In 1981, he returned to INCAE as Chancellor and helped to execute a strategy to build a second campus in Costa Rica. Since then, he has served at INCAE’s Board, while teaching at the PAG program, seminars, and MBA courses.
Dr. Strachan holds a Ph.D. in International Finance, a J.D. degree in Corporate Law from Harvard Business School, and a degree in Business Administration from Illinois’ Wheaton College. He has specialized in international finance and authored the book Family and Other Business Groups in Economic Development. Dr. Strachan has also published over 50 business cases and notes on topics referring to banking, finance, international business, and strategy.
Dr. Andrea Prado heads INCAE’s Strachan Philanthropy and Social Investment Department. She holds a Ph.D. from The New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and her area of expertise includes Organizational Change, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Sustainable Development.
Beatriz Ávalos, B.A., is a researcher at INCAE’s Strachan Philanthropy and Social Investment Department. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Universidad de Costa Rica.
Head of INCAE’s Strachan Philanthropy and Social Investment Department from 2013 to 2015. With a Ph.D. in Economics from Pennsylvania State University, he served as Finance Professor and Dean for MBA and CALI Fellow Programs.
Harry W. Strachan
Donors of the program
Arrocera Venillano S.A
Pagliuca JSJN Children´s Charitable Foundation
Connaughton Charitable Gift Fund
Anne C. Rubik and Michael A. Krupka Charitable Gift Fund
Albright Family Charitable Fund