Fernando's research and teaching benefits from his extensive first-hand business experience through his activities as a start-up founder, early investor, or member of boards of directors of established companies. In addition, he has been an institutional entrepreneur, having founded an MBA program and an academic department.
Early Investor and Chairman of the Board, 2005-2012
Neosecure is a fast-growing leading internet security service provider in Latin America, with offices in Santiago, Buenos Aires, Lima, and Bogotá and customers throughout Latin America and Spain.
B. Bosch. S.A.
Member of the Board, 1994 - 2000
B. Bosch S.A. is the largest and more technologically advanced hot dip galvanizing company in Latin America, with five plants in Brazil and Chile. The company also has construction and industrial divisions that service distribution and generation companies in the Latin American electrical sector.
Farmacias Cruz Verde S.A./Socofar S.A.
Member of the Board, 1996-2008
Cruz Verde S.A. is the largest pharmacy chain in Chile, with more than 650 stores all over the continental and insular Chilean territory. Socofar S.A. is the largest distributor of pharmaceuticals and OTC products in Chile, with operations in different Latin American countries.
Founder and Member of the Board, 1999-2004
Rezebra Technologies became a pioneer start-up in the cloud computing space. The company developed cloud computing medical reservation systems and medical practice management software solutions, launching its first services in 2001. Rezebra Technologies S.A. is today a subsidiary of Munnich Pharma Medical, a large hospital equipment and supplies distributor.
Member of the Board, 1998-2000
Mekano S.A. is a leading implementor of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems for large and medium-sized Latin American firms.
MBA International Programme, Adolfo Ibáñez University
Founder and MBA Dean, 1995-2000