Executive Education

The Latin American CFOs' Executive Program

Enrich, strengthen, and modernize professional skills that Latin American financial executives need to improve organizational effectiveness and drive the growth of their companies. Program sessions and all academic materials are presented in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.

To register for this program, please visit Seminarium's website

Exclusively designed for senior-level Latin American executives, this program provides frameworks to further enhance the financial and leadership skills needed to make critical, strategic decisions that create sustainable value.

Now more than ever, it is critical for finance leaders to truly understand the risks and opportunities of the current global economy. Conducting business in Latin America also presents its own unique opportunities and challenges. With this changing landscape in mind, Chicago Booth has developed a program in collaboration with Seminarium Internacional exclusively designed for senior-level finance executives based in Latin America.

This program combines the latest academic theory with best practices from the business world. At the end of the program, you will return to your company with the knowledge and tools necessary to improve your ability to make decisions and lead the advancement of your company into the future.

By attending this program, you will:

  • Recognize the characteristics of high-performing workgroups that drive financial results and innovation.
  • Identify key data that drives strategy, and analyze powerful patterns in strategic thinking.
  • Explore prospects for growth in emerging markets.
  • Understand the challenges in financial regulation, the likely path of regulatory reform, and the implications for Latin America.
  • Gain a framework for improving negotiation outcomes through hands-on practice and the latest advances in the field.
  • Analyze traditional valuation models and their limitations.
  • Understand what drives differences in the cost of capital around the world, the impact on capital budgeting, and the valuation of international investments.
  • Adapt financing strategies to changing needs and conditions.
  • Analyze the strategic and organizational factors that influence the successes and failures of acquisitions.
  • Learn the components of effective risk management.

For ease of use, the application process has been centralized with Seminarium Internacional (headquartered in Chile). Please address any questions about the application process to:

Nicole Senchack
Manager, Programs & Business Operations, Executive Education
Seminarium Internacional
Phone: +56-2-490-2600
Email: cfo@seminarium.com

Chicago Booth, Gleacher Center, Chicago IL

August 24-27, 2020

To register for this program, please visit Seminarium's website

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Randall S. Kroszner

Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

Randall S. Kroszner served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System from March 2006 until January 2009. During his time as a member of the Federal Reserve Board, he chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs.

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Christian Leuz

Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting

Christian Leuz is the Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is also a Co-Director of the Initiative on Global Markets, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and at the European Corporate Governance Institute and a Fellow at Wharton's Financial Institution Center, Goethe Universität Frankfurt's Center for Financial Studies, and the CESifo Research Network.

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Kevin F. Rock

Clinical Professor of Finance

Kevin Rock joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2004. Prior to his appointment, he taught courses in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions at MIT’s Sloan School of Management where he was named Teacher of the Year in 2003, 2000, and 1996.

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Gregory D. Bunch

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

Greg Bunch brings years of practical experience as a general manager and entrepreneur to his classes. He is the founder and president of Masterplan International Corporation. Bunch works with Fortune 50, family, and start-up businesses in the areas of innovation and strategy. He was also a partner at Brandtrust, a brand strategy consultancy. Some of the companies he has worked with include: American Express, Danaher, ETS, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Kimberly-Clark, McDonalds and YUM!

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John Burrows

Senior Lecturer in Leadership, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

John Burrows teaches general management, leadership, and negotiations for Chicago Booth Executive Education. Previously, he served as partner with Accenture and held senior roles in sales and marketing at enterprise software companies including Siebel and Oracle. His teaching and research interests include organizational design, workforce analytics, social network analysis, and social capital. He holds a PhD in behavioral science from University of Chicago and an MBA from Chicago Booth.
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Susan Lucia Annunzio

President and Chief Executive Officer

Susan Lucia Annunzio is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Center for High Performance (CfHP). She is a strategic advisor to CEOs of leading global companies on strategy attainment and business transformation.

It is a program that provides an excellent update on economic issues, corporate finance, strategy, negotiation, evaluation of performance and talent management; which are key components to increasing the value of an organization and for proper management of the shareholders resources.

- Oscar Alberto Bernal Rojas, Gerente De Gestión VP Empresas Y Gobierno, Valores Bancolombia S.A., COLOMBIA

The program helped me stay updated. The professors are the best in their fields from one of the best business schools and they link theory with practical business cases. Also, they're always willing to helpf you. My best week in many years!

- Julio Escandón Jimenez, Director de Administración, Banco BASE, MEXICO

The program covered the different macroeconomic issues that help us understand where we came from and what we can expect in the future, coupled with a good overview of topics important to the financial community for making decisions and our daily responsibilities.

- Alejandro Parma, Controller, Southern Latin America, Schlumberger, BRAZIL

It was a great opportunity to participate in the CFOs’ program at the University of Chicago. There is really a big difference compared to other executive programs – it is simple and intensive with expert professors.

- Pedro Al Shara, CEO, Ts Shara, Tec de Systemas Ltda., BRAZIL

The program gave me more substantial tools for implementing some new activities into the company, like strategies for negotiating insurance and EVA.

- Rui Lima Jr., CFO, Safilo Do Brasil Ltda., BRAZIL

This program addresses the most important issues that a CFO encounters in today’s complex environment. This is an excellent refresher course of my MBA education.

- Leopoldo Quientero Stolk, Financial Controller, Johnson & Johnson, VENEZUELA

This program is designed for chief financial officers, general managers, presidents, directors, and vice presidents:

  • From companies that have a yearly sales volume of at least $20 million (USD).
  • From companies that have 200 + employees
  • With a minimum of 10 years of experience in upper-level management or finance

Simultaneous translation in English and Spanish will be available and all academic materials will be offered in both languages.

For ease of use, the application process has been centralized with Seminarium Internacional (headquartered in Chile). Please address any questions about the application process to:

Luiz Selli
Manager, Programs & Business Operations, Executive Education
Seminarium Internacional
Phone: +56-2-490-2600
Email: cfo@seminarium.com

Program Outline

  • Driving high performance
  • Strategy formulation and implementation
  • The global economy and its effects on business
  • Managing financial volatility
  • Negotiation strategies
  • Evaluating global investments and the cost of capital
  • Financing strategy
  • Capital budgeting
  • Mergers and acquisitions