Dr Jorge Ramirez-Vallejo is a member of the Harvard Business School faculty at Professor Michael E. Porter’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. He holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota and degrees in Engineering from Colorado State University and Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria. He is an Associate Professor at the School of Management of Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and founder and former Director of the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Universidad de los Andes.
Dr. Ramirez-Vallejo has been a Visiting Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School and Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and Visiting Scholar at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He worked previously at the Colombian Federation of Coffee Growers (FEDERACAFE) as Director of the competitiveness program. He was CEO of the National Development Bank in Colombia, FINDETER; Director General of the Irrigation and Land Improvement Institute and Director of Agricultural Planning of the country. He also worked as an economist for the Inter-American Development Bank.