Wed 10/1, 2:30pm – 3:30pm EST
Forum: Challenging the Business Model of Education
Fernando is currently President of Austral University (School of Biomedical Sciences, Questrom School of Business Sciences, School of Communication, School of Law, School of Engineering, IAE Business School, Institute of Family Sciences, School of Education, Institute of Philosophy and Hospital Universitario Austral). Academic Director of “ENOVA Thinking”, Learning and Research Network to advance Regional Leadership for global competition in Latin America. It congregates Regional CEOs from more than 50 Multinationals and Latin-American companies as well as academics and experts on management in Emerging Markets. Fernando Fragueiro is former Dean of IAE Business School, Austral University (1995-2007), and former Vice President of Austral University (1998-2007). Under his deanship, IAE Business School achieved a remarkable positioning and growth. He mainly focused on the development of the Full-time Faculty up to 50 professors, followed by the funding and construction of the School’s four state of the art buildings, in the campus of Universidad Austral. Besides these achievements, the portfolio programmes were substantially expanded both, in Executive Education (participants grew from 700 up to 6000 executives attending each year IAE’s Executive Education activities) and at MBA level, launching the Full-time bilingual MBA in 1998. These significant accomplishments that also increased the scope of international activities of the school, contributed to position IAE among the world top Business Schools in Management Education, according to Financial Times since year 2000 (positioned 22nd in 2007). Finally, between year 2000 and 2006, IAE Business School also achieved accreditation of the three main international academic agencies: EU: EFMD (EQUIS); USA: AACSB; and UK: Association of MBAs.
Fernando Fragueiro is member of different Boards like the “Global Foundation for Management Development” and the “Academic Advisory Board” of ESE Business School, Universidad de los Andes in Chile. He has also created and chaired the “Business Board of Regional CEOs” (CEDI) joined by top executives responsible for the operation in Latin America of almost 40 multinationals and multilatinas such as: General Mills, Hewlett Packard, Kraft Foods, Danone, Siemens, Volkswagen, Falabella, Novartis, Telefónica Móviles, Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, Egon Zehnder Intnl.; The Walt Disney Comp.; Grupo Bimbo; SAP; Microsoft; Arcor; Ryder; Alcatel-Lucent; Nokia; Ingram Micro; I Basis; Agilent Technologies; Citibank; Assist-Card; Boehringer Ingelheim; Pan American Energy; Papelera del Plata (grupo CMPC); Dragados S.A.; among others.
Full-time Professor of Organisational Behaviour at IAE since 1988, with particular focus on leadership, strategic leadership, and change management, Fernando got his first degree in Business Administration from Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), secondly an Executive MBA from IAE Business School, and finally, a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom. His dissertation on Strategic Leadership in Business Schools focuses on the political analysis of the strategic leadership process during the period 1990-2004, in three top European Business Schools: IMD, INSEAD, and London Business School.
Durin2008-2009, Fernando Fragueiro was Visiting Professor at Harvard Business School and IESE Business School (Spain), where he deepened the study of the role of the regional CEOs at their interface with global headquarters.