DIRECTOR, STRACHAN CHAIR FOR PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT
Andrea M. Prado is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at INCAE Business School. She holds the Strachan Chair for Philanthropy and Social Investment since 2015. Prado’s research explores the role of companies to achieve sustainable development in the countries where they operate, particularly through their corporate social responsibility strategies and delivery of products and services to low-income segments. She also studies the impact and dynamics of industry self-regulation (e.g. adoption of voluntary certification programs) to promote environmental and labor practices in emerging economies. Prado has published her research in prestigious academic journals, books, and book chapters and has received multiple international awards.
Prado served as the Academic Director of the Central American Healthcare Initiative (CAHI) since its inception in 2012 to 2019. CAHI seeks to catalyze access to quality health services for low-income populations through cost-effective innovations and enhanced management capabilities in the region’s healthcare sector. The organization pursues its mission through a fellowship program for healthcare leaders in the region.
Prado received a PhD in Management and Organizations from Stern School of Business, New York University, a MSc. in International Economics from the University of Essex, UK and a BSc. in Economics from the Universidad de Costa Rica. She received a Fulbright scholarship for her PhD studies and a Chevening scholarship for her Master studies.