Academic Authorities


International Advisory Board

The members of our Advisory Board play an important advisory role to maintain and deepen the excellence of our activities. They ensure that our school responds to global quality standards, promoting academic levels of excellence and ensuring a constant search for quality in management training. It is formed by representatives of various sectors of academic, business, professional and administrative activity


Adolfo Heeren

General Manager of COGA

Industrial Engineer from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, holds an MBA from Adolfo Ibáñez University of Chile as well as specialization courses in Planning and Strategy, Financial Management, Business Assessment in London, Bangkok and Hong Kong Kong. He has been a professor in the Faculty of Engineering of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and actively participates in activities of the United Nations Global Compact at the international level as well as as a director and member of the executive committee. He is currently President of the ASSOCIATION of Graduates PUCP.

Aldo Defilippi

Executive Director, AMERICAN CHAMBER OF PERU

President of the Association of Binational Chambers of Commerce of Peru for 5 years. He is a board member of Ferreycorp, BanBif, Airports of Peru, Microsoft, Solgas, Amrop, Asociation of American Chambers of Commerce of Latin America, Peru 2021, United Way, Nesst Fund and Business Alliance for Secure Commerce. He is a PhD candidate in Economics and has a Master's degree at Boston University.

Ana Maria Gubbins

General Manager, Great Place to Work

Administrator by profession graduated from the Faculty of Administrative Sciences of the University of Lima. She followed the Senior Management Program of the University of Piura (2011) and is a graduate of the MBA Adolfo Ibáñez University (2014). He has experience in administration and consulting in issues related to restructuring and administrative reengineering, corporate image, marketing, customer service, culture and work environment and strategic planning. Since 2002 he has served as General Manager of Metramark, a representative company for Great Place to Work® Institute in Peru (GPTW™), headquartered in Oakland, California, USA. From that date she is dedicated exclusively to managing GPTW™ in the local market.

César Campos

General Manager, IBM Perú & Bolivia

20 years of experience at IBM, in which he has held leadership positions at the regional level in the Cloud, Systems Hardware and Partners units. He was director of IBM Cloud for Spanish-speaking South America, which includes nine countries in the region (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela), being responsible for the management of the Artificial Intelligence business, Analytics and Cloud.

Chris Ike Ogbechie

Founding Director of the School’s Sustainability Centre

Has a first-class honours degree in mechanical engineering from Manchester University, an MBA from Manchester Business School and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Brunel Business School in the UK. He has vast experience in marketing, strategy and corporate governance derived from his work as Head of Marketing/Sales at Nestle Nigeria and from his consulting work with Nigerian, Ghanaian and Kenyan firms over the years. While in Nestle, he held international positions in Malaysia, Singapore, and Switzerland. Professor Ogbechie teaches strategy, sustainability and corporate governance at the Lagos Business School and Strathmore Business in Nairobi, Kenya; he is also the founding Director of the School’s Sustainability Centre.

Clara Rosselló

Chairman of the Board of Directors, COMACSA

Master of Business Administration in General and Strategic Management, Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands. Master in Strategic Business Administration, PUCP. Chairman of the Board of Directors of COMACSA, a leading non-metallic mining company in Peru. Director of Executive Education Programs CENTRUM PUCP and BETA GAMMA SIGMA Marketing professor. Member of the Steering Commitee of EFMD´s Americas Conference 2019-2021.

Eduardo Eiger

General Manager Natura

Natura is a brand of Brazilian origin, born of a passion for cosmetics and relationships, present in seven countries in Latin America and France. In Brazil, it is the leading industry in the cosmetics, fragrances and personal hygiene market, as well as in the direct selling sector. 2019 acquired AVON. Eduardo Eiger is Business Administrator at the University of Sao Paolo and Master in Marketing Administration from INSPER in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Elbia Castillo

Senior Vice President and President of the Inclusion Committee of Scotiabank Peru. Independent Director of the International Directory of the ONG Plan International.

She has more than 25 years of experience in the Financial System, among the positions she has held include: General Auditor of the Scotiabank Peru Group, General Auditor of Citibank of Peru and Head Trader of the trading tables and the stock market. He has experience working in the following countries: Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia. Likewise, in her role as Independent Director of the ONG Plan International, she has participated in programs aimed at children and education in Peru, Uganda and Jordan. He has been teaching in different institutions for 10 years and has articles published in various media.

Fernando Ponce León

Rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of ECUADOR

He has specialized in political philosophy, ethics and theology. In 1991 he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from the University of El Salvador (San Miguel, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina). He then traveled to the United States, where in 1995 he earned his "Master of Divinity" at Weston Jesuit School of Theology (Cambridge, Massachusetts), now affiliated with Boston College. He continued his theological studies at Centre Sovres (Paris, France) and then earned his PhD in Political Philosophy in 2003 at the University of Paris 10 (Nanterre, France).

Giovanna Cortez

General Manager South Region Microsoft

Currently, Giovanna Cortez heads the southern region of Microsoft in Latin America and is the General Manager of Microsoft Peru. From her regional position, she leads the commercial and partner ecosystem to promote digital transformation in the public and private sectors for Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2013, Giovanna led business operations in Peru and Bolivia for Hewlett Packard. A highly qualified professional with more than 25 years of professional experience in the IT industry and specializes in leadership of multidisciplinary teams for transnational operations. She has managed high impact commercial projects for the digital transformation of the public and private sector.

Ignacio de la Vega

Dean of EGADE, MEXICO

He has extensive experience in entrepreneurship development, innovation in teaching techniques and senior leadership in business education.

Inés Temple

President LHH-DBM

MBA by Adolfo Ibañez School of Management. He was part of the Executive Program at Singularity University and the PAD of the UDEP. BS in Marketing by Leonard N. Stern Business School - New York University.

Ira Solomon

Dean of A.B.Freeman School of Business at Tulane University

PhD in Accounting from the University of Texas, USA. He has published more than 35 scholarly articles, monographs and books, and his writings have appeared in journals such as The Wall Street Journal. He was an associate editor and editorial board member of numerous academic journals, vice president of the American Accounting Association, and a member of the Governing Council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Salomon has been recognized and awarded numerous times for his outstanding work in research and teaching. In 2009, he was honored with the AICPA Accounting Education Award and the Illinois CPA Society.

John Trapani

Executive Director Goldring Institute Martin F. Schmidt President of International Business

Professor John M. Trapani III has been on Freeman's faculty for more than 26 years, and has taught economics for over 40 years. Beyond his extensive contributions to student learning in the classroom, his influence on Freeman extends to a vital administrative job as executive director of the Goldring Institute and the Martin F. Schmidt Chair of International Business.

Joanne Li

Dean of Florida International University

Professor of Finance and Chair Ryder Eminent Scholar at the School of Business of Florida International University, a university accredited by the AACSB. As dean, she runs Landon University School and Chapman Graduate School, as well as her executive education, global learning and small business development programs (SBDC at FIU and the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center).

Jordi Diaz

Dean of EADA Business School, Barcelona,Spain

Degree in Business Management from the University of Wales, Master in Human Resources Management from EADA and graduate of the Authentic Leadership Development and Disruptive Strategy programs from Harvard Busines School. During the period 2008-12, Jordi Díaz was a member of the board of directors of the Executive MBA Council (USA), of which he was appointed President for the period 2010-11. Since 2014 he has been a member of the board of directors of EPAS – European accreditation of programs - and since 2017 he has been Director of the Executive Academy of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD Global Network, Switzerland).

María Cristina Piñeros

Partner - General Counsel, Deloitte

Partner of the Legal And General Counsel Area of the Firm in Colombia and at Deloitte LATCO (Latin American Countries Organization), as well as a Leading Partner of Risk and Reputation and Independence and Ethics of Colombia and Director of the Corporate Governance Center of LATCO and Colombia.

María Isabel León Klenke

President CONFIEP

CONFIEP is the National Confederation of Private Business Institutions. Degree in Education from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, with a master's degree in Social Management at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). In addition, in this house of study he obtained a second specialization in Educational Policies and Regional Development.

Mónica Sacristán

Dean of Executive Education, ITAM, México

Since 1999 she is Director of University Extension and Executive Development of ITAM, where she is responsible for the entire operation of continuous and executive education of the institution. This position is a direct report of the ITAM Rector and is part of the Academic Coordination Board of the Institute. He is part of the teaching staff of UNICON Leadership Academy and the EFMD Executive Academy, where he has also participated as coach and mentor.

P. Julio Fernandez Techera

Rector of the Pontifical University of URUGUAY

PhD in Philosophy and Educational Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, a degree in Historical Sciences from the University of the Republic, a degree in Theology and a degree in Eclesiastical Studies from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid. He is at the helm of the Sophia Foundation, a non-profit organization linked to the Church of Montevideo. Between 2002 and 2011 he was high school principal and academic director of the Seminary College. He has been rector of the Catholic University of Uruguay since November 2016.

Patricia Sanchez Abril

Vice Dean Graduate Business School, University of Miami

Patricia Sánchez Abril is Vice Dean of Postgraduate Programs and Professor of Business Law at the University of Miami School of Business. Since 2004, he has taught courses on a wide variety of topics including commercial law, negotiation and business ethics to undergraduate students, MBA and executive education programs. Professor Abril is a leader in pedagogical innovation, experiential learning and student support counseling.

Percy Marquina

Director General, CENTRUM PUCP

PhD in Business Administration from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands, PhD in Strategic Business Administration, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Master of Philosophy from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands, Master of Business in Business Administration of the University of Pacifico, Peru.

Peter Møllgaard

Dean of the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

He has experience in the integration of renewable energies into the electricity system and in the research of regulatory and competition policies. Former member of, among other things, the Board at Energinet and the Energy Commission appointed by the government.

Ricardo Uribe Marín

Dean of the Business School of EAFIT University, Colombia

Ph.D. in Quantitative Marketing at the University of Grenoble in France. He is also a Psychologist at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, PUCP, and a Master's Degree in Administration granted by the School of Business Administration for Graduates, ESAN, in Peru. He has been Senior Professor of Marketing at Laval University of Quebec, where he also held the position of Director of the International Business Program and Director of the Marketing Department.

Rolando Arellano

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arellano Marketing

Ph.D. in Quantitative Marketing at the University of Grenoble in France. He is also a Psychologist at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, PUCP, and a Master's Degree in Administration granted by the School of Business Administration for Graduates, ESAN, in Peru. Among other positions held, Rolando has been Senior Professor of Marketing at Laval University in Quebec, where he also held the position of Director of the International Business Program and Director of the Marketing Department.

Rosario Almenara

Vice President at Lee Hecht Harrison - DBM Peru

Extensive experience in organizational, human resources and human resources issues public policy management. He is currently Vice President of Lee Hecht Harrison – DBM Peru, Consultant Senior Career Transition and Executive Coach. She has been a career civil servant at the Central Reserve Bank of Peru in which she held various managerial positions. In addition, he was Deputy Minister of Economy for 9 years and served as National Superintendent of Tax Administration in 2000. She was also appointed as director in different state-based enterprises. He holds a PhD in Strategic Business Administration (DBA) by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and Doctor of Business by Maastricht School of Management (MSM), Netherlands.

Rosario Bazán

General Manager , DANPER

Industrial Engineering at the National University of Trujillo. MBA from the University of Rochester Institute of Technology- RIT (Rochester, USA).

Rubén Sánchez

General Manager San Antonio

Business Administrator (UPC), degree in Marketing (UPC), master in Marketing (EADA-Spain/CENTRUM PUCP Lima), MBA (ESADE-Spain/Universidad del Pacífico - Lima. Specialist in Strategic Planning and Management with an emphasis on family businesses. 20 years of experience in the management of mass consumer multinationals such as Backus and Pernod-Ricard and local companies such as Tabernero and Stiglich. For the last 5 years he has served as General Manager, a position he currently holds at Pastelería San Antonio.

Santiago Iñiguez

Dean, Instituto de Empresa (IE)

President of IE University and Dean of IE Business School. He studied at the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Iñiguez de Onzoño holds a Doctor of Laws and an MBA from IE Business School. Awarded as a Recognized Student by the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Terry Meng

Shanghai University

Dr. MENG Tian (Terry), is the Managing Director of MBA Center and Global Education Management Institute of Shanghai University, the Managing Director of Shanghai Institute of Business and Management, the Deputy Director of the Sci-Tech Finance Institute of Shanghai University. He is also the Deputy Secretary General of Association of Shanghai Internet Financial Industry (ASIFI), the IBM SmartCamp Mentor and the Expert of Shanghai Sci-Tech Experts Database. He got the doctor degree in the UK and has around 15 years MBA education and EDP management working experience.

Tony Custer

Chairman and CEO of Custer Corporation
President of Custer Foundation

Member of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and a Member of the Global Initiative Board of Directors at Harvard University. MBA from Harvard Business School. President of the International Advisory Board of CENTRUM PUCP.

Ursula Gutierrez

Area Director Marriott Select Brands - Central and South America at Marriott International

Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master of Science of New York University

Ximena Vega Amat y León

CEO, Claridad, Strategic Coaching

Degree in Advertising and Marketing. He completed Postgraduate Studies at Kellogg University, USA. In 2018 he has followed courses in Innovation Management in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Harvard University (Boston). She is currently Founder and CEO of Strategic Coaching Clarity. Creator of the #MujerChamba Platform and Ambassador for Peru of SheLeads, WeWork's global movement.