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Executive Bio - Wilfredo Giraldo

r. Wilfredo Giraldo, Director of Latin American Operations, joined ACBSP in September 2013. He is based in Lima, Perù.

Giraldo studied Industrial Engineering at the National University of Engineering. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Applied Science Peruvian University Business School and a Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance from the Graduated School of San Martin de Porres University, Lima Peru.

He is currently Technical Secretariat of the Quality Management Committee, representing 21 Peruvian organizations, organizing the National Quality Award, based on Baldrige Criteria, and participating as Evaluators Coordinator for the Iberoamerican Quality Award. He is Director of the Business Quality Institute at San Martin de Porres University, whose mission is to reinforce linkage between university and industry by providing services to companies to improve its management in marketing, operations, human resources and administration. He is also conducting projects in fields of social responsibility and environmental management.

Giraldo has a background as quality and human resources manager in private companies from different sectors. He acts as mentor from universities in Mexico and Colombia and has participated in accreditation processes at Latin American universities.

OrangeDblArrowIcon Wilredo leads the "Business Education in Latin America" blog. Visit the blog to keep up with the latest business education developments in Latin America.


What is the most significant way in which ACBSP is impacting the business/business higher education culture in Latin America?

“Developing a quality culture it is not only a matter of having standards, it requires more than that. Not only is a never-ending commitment a must to improve education world-wide, but also core values are fundamentals. ACBSP has chosen key core values that represent the foundation of every quality improvement effort in business education. Those core values lay the groundwork on which to build new educational organizations. Understanding future needs of stakeholders and incorporating those needs into the design of educational programs ensures leadership excellence, broad participation of faculty and staff, and engaged students learning social responsibility and management. Having a long-range view and fast response in looking for better performance systems will provide an extraordinary contribution toward developing a quality culture in Latin American business and business higher education."

What are your goals for the Latin American office and an enhanced ACBSP presence in the region?

“The main purpose of the office is to develop accreditation and membership in Latin America as well as respond to requests from members and non-members about ACBSP services. As Director of Latin American Operations, I will represent ACBSP at various conferences and meeting held in Latin America and provide technical information to support accreditation initiatives and respond to post-accreditation needs.”

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