The Business Administration Department of the University of São Paulo (FEA/USP) has 75 faculty members and 1,200 students. The Graduate Business program is one of only three programs that has received the highest grade from the Ministry of Education in Brazil.

Executive Committee

Members of the Executive Commitee of BALAS are elected by the General Membership at the beginning of each calander year. Our Regional Representatives for Brazil, Central America and US/Canada are to be elected in odd-years, and all of the others in even years.

2016 conference year

  • President – Xavier Mendoza, ESADE
  • President-Elect – Victoria Jones, University of California Irvine
  • Central America & Caribbean – Camille Villafañe, University of Puerto Rico
  • Brazil – Andrea Minardi, Insper
  • US/Canada – Stephen Salter, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Northern South America - Maria Helena Jaén, IESA
  • Europe - Lourdes Casanova, Cornell University (formerly INSEAD)
  • Mexico - Raúl Montalvo, Monterrey Tech Guadalajara
  • Southern South America – Christian Felzensztein, Kingston University (formerly Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez)
  • Treasurer – Sergio Olavarrieta, Universidad de Chile
  • Executive Director – Yvonne Huertas, University of Puerto Rico
  • 2016 Program Chair – Xavier Ordeñana, ESPAE Graduate School of Management, ESPOL


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