Since 2010, Roberto Cordon has been Executive-in-Residence and Professor of Management and International Relations at Franklin College, Lugano, where he also serves on the Faculty Committee on Budget and Priorities and the Judicial Board. He has degrees in Multinational Management and Managerial Science from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and in Chemical Engineering and International Relations from Princeton University, USA and has collected a number of academic prizes and awards. He previously taught management and international business courses at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile and at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been a Visiting Professor at universities in Guatemala (his native country), Brazil and Chile. From 1997-99 he worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the USA as a principal consultant in the Private Sector Development Group. In 1999, he moved to Geneva, working first for the International Labour Office (until 2002) and from 2002 until 2008 for the International Trade Centre, where he was Manager of Traning Programmes in Strategic Market Analysis. In 2008/9 he consulted for the International Labor Office on addressing the question of sustainability in MBA programmes. Since 2008, he has been an associate at Latitude Global Consulting (Lausanne). Among other functions, he has been Chair (since 2006) of the PU Alumni Schools Committee, Switzerland; Honorary Trustee, Friends of Davis International Center, Princeton University; and former vice-president, International Alumni of Princeton. He has been active in research throughout his career, lecturing and publishing in the fields of management, international organizations, business, international trade and development.
Relevant to current proposal:
2007: ITC’s Role in Aid for Trade”, position papers for Central America, the Caribbean, South America, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa
2001: Assessing Trade Capacity in Eastern Africa—Analysis of Trade-Related Business Services” “International Matchmaking and Business Partnering” (2001)
1995: (Corporate Strategy under Economic Liberalization: A Resource-Based View and Implications” Latin American Business Conference, CLADEA ‘95, São Paulo , Brazil
1987: “Ethanol: an Option for Rural Development” (re-published by the Princeton Environmental Institute in 2008)
1993: “The Political Framework of Privatizations in Chile”, Policy Research Division, The World Bank
1993: “The Reform of Mexican Public Enterprises”, Policy Research Division, The World Bank