May 23, 2006


JW Marriott Mexico City
Andrés Bello 29 México D.F. 11560


8:00 pm Program
9:00 pm Cocktails

Leadership Through Education: The Firm's Role in Forming Intellectual Capital in Developing Countries

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Speaker: Jaime Chico-Pardo, '74
Chief Executive Officer of Telefonos de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (TELMEX)

Speaker: Dean Edward A. Snyder
Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Economics, Chicago Booth
As the disparities between rich and poor countries grow with globalization, leaders of companies in developing countries must attract qualified employees in order to be competitive on a global scale. Unfortunately, government-sponsored education programs alone often fall short of delivering the quality education and knowledge bases needed to transform local companies into global competitors. Leaders of "national champions" can play an important role in forming intellectual capital in their countries. This talk will address the issues faced by both firms and academic institutions in dealing with this challenge, and provide some insights on how they can contribute to this important task.