organizing committee

Florence Pinot de Villechenon, Director of the CERALE, ESCP Europe, Co-chair

Jorge Walter, Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina), Co-chair

Carlos Quenan, Institut des Amériques (France), Co-chair


• Wilson Araque, Universidad Simón Bolívar (Ecuador)

• Nicolás Bacqué, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

• Anna Barrera, EU-LAC Foundation

• Luz Marina Ferro Cortés, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

• Alejandro Flores, Universidad del Pacífico (Peru)

• Christian Koenig, ESSEC (France)

• Armida Lozano, EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)

• Juliette Sérafini, Institut des Amériques (France)




academic committee

• Jean-François Chanlat, Université Paris Dauphine (France), co-chair

 Consuelo García de la Torre, EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), co-chair


• Kostas Andriosopoulos, ESCP Europe – London campus (UK)

• Ernesto Badaraco, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

• Olivier Badot, Associate Dean for research, ESCP Europe

• Laurent Bibard, ESSEC (France)

• Jean-Philippe Bouilloud, ESCP Europe - Paris Campus (France)

• Lourdes Casanova, Johnson School of Business, Cornell University (USA)

• Olivier Delbard, ESCP Europe – Paris campus (France)

• Juan Enciso, EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey  (Mexico)

• Isabella Freitas Gouveia de Vasconcelos, EBAPE,
Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil)

• Charlotte Gaston-Breton, ESCP Europe – Madrid campus (Spain)

• Claude Gilbert, GsAs – FONCSI, CNRS (France)

• Pablo González, Universidad de Chile (Chili)

• Olivia Hernández-Pozas, EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)

• Alejandro Ibarra Yunez, EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)

• Sérgio Lazzarini, INSPER (Brazil)

• Jean-Paul Lemaire, ESCP Europe – Paris campus (France)

• Philippe Lorino, ESSEC (France)

• Gerald McDermott, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina (USA)

• Miguel Palacios, ESCP Europe – Madrid campus (Spain)

• Gabriel Alfonso Perez Cifuentes, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

• Sergio Postigo, Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina)

• Jean Ruffier, IAE Lyon and CNRS (France)

• Jaime Alberto Ruiz Gutierrez, Facultad de Administración, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

• Jean-Michel Saussois, ESCP Europe – Paris campus (France)

• Flavio Vasconcelos, EBAPE, Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil)

• Jorge Walter, Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina)

• Robert Wilken, ESCP Europe – Berlin campus (Germany)

• Adrian Zicari, ESSEC (France)


CERALE was established as an entity of ESCP Europe at the dawn of the 21st and is made up of some of Latin America’s most prestigious business schools. It has gained widespread recognition as a unique research center dedicated to the study of a broad range of managerial topics based on a dual perspective focusing both on Europe and Latin America. A number of Latin American research centers operate within European universities, embracing the study of human and social sciences as a whole. In contrast with such centers, specific features make CERALE a unique institution: it encompasses the various fields of management; capitalizes both on Latin American and European expertise; and promotes relevant research for the benefit of the players involved in this bi-regional relationship – entrepreneurs, academics and decision-makers.


The Institute of the Americas brings together more than sixty French higher education institutions and research institutes, in order to federate French studies on the Americas in the humanities and social sciences. With a network organization, the IdA can associate professors, investigators, academic staff, non-academic partners form the political, diplomatic, economic and media sectors. The Institute seeks to develop a trans-American and transdisciplinary approach, in a comparatist perspective. It contribute to the emergence of new issues and the affirmation of French excellence in research and higher education


Created in May 2010 by the 6th Summit of Heads of State and Government, the EU-LAC Foundation aims at transforming the strategic partnership between the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean, which was adopted in 1999, into a strengthened and visible reality in which the respective societies participate actively. A part of his Strategic Partnership with the EU-LAC Foundation, the IdA takes a leading role in the field of “Intellectual exchanges concerning regional integration dynamics in the globalization context”.