Gustavo Herrero

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Gustavo Herrero "obtained the degree of Licenciado en Administración de Empresas from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, in Buenos Aires, in 1972. After working for two years at Ford Motor Company, Herrero attended the Harvard Business School (HBS) as a Fulbright scholar, obtaining an M.B.A. in 1976.

"Herrero worked in the United States and Paraguay for two years and moved back to Argentina in 1978, where he has lived since. Over the following 21 years, he held various management positions in Argentine companies. Between 1987 and 1999, Herrero was successively the CEO of Argentina’s largest wool textile mill (IVA S.A.) and of Argentina’s leading paper and packaging manufacturer (Zucamor S.A./Papel Misionero S.A.). In 1999, Herrero left Zucamor and Papel Misionero (on whose boards he continues to serve) to become executive director of the Harvard Business School Latin America Research Center (HBS LARC), based in Buenos Aires. As head of the HBS LARC, Herrero works closely with HBS faculty who conduct research throughout Latin America, developing both intellectual and social capital for the School. He has contributed to the writing of over 20 HBS teaching cases.

"Herrero belongs to the board of directors of various Argentine companies and has sat on the board of directors of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association in Boston. He serves on the board of directors of Acción International in New York. He also serves on the board of advisors of the University of Sao Paulo’s Centro de Estudos em Administração do Terceiro Setor (CEATS) in Brazil and on the consultative boards of the Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC) in Argentina and of Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Regional Office in Santiago, Chile. He is also a former president of the Harvard Club of Argentina (on whose board he continues to serve) and was vice president of the Argentine Tennis Association.“ [1]

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