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
Director, International Programs
Seminarium Internacional
Phone: +56-2-490-2600
Email: cfo@seminarium.com
To register for this program, please visit Seminarium's website

Location

Chicago Booth, Gleacher Center, Chicago IL

 

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:

Nicole Senchack
Director, International Programs
Seminarium Internacional
Phone: +56-2-490-2600
Email: cfo@seminarium.com

Randall S. Kroszner

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

Randall S. Kroszner is Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics. Dr. Kroszner served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2009. He chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. In these capacities, he took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure, including rules related to home mortgages and credit cards. He represented the Federal Reserve Board on the Financial Stability Forum (now called the Financial Stability Board), the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and the Central Bank Governors of the American Continent and was a director of NeighborWorks America. Dr. Kroszner chaired the working party of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), composed of deputy central bank governors and finance ministers, on Policies for the Promotion of Better International Payments Equilibrium. As a member of the Fed Board, he was also a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.

From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Kroszner was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). He was involved in formulating policy on a wide range of issues, including responses to corporate governance scandals, government-sponsored enterprise reform, pension reform, terrorism risk insurance, tax reform, currency crisis management, sovereign debt restructuring, the role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and international trade and development.

Since 1990, Dr. Kroszner has taught at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Dr. Kroszner was Director of the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State. He served as editor of the Journal of Law & Economics and has been associate editor of a number of other academic and policy journals. He was a member of the board of directors at the National Association for Business Economics and the Financial Management Association.

Dr. Kroszner serves as the Chair of the Financial Research Advisory Committee of the Office of Financial Research of the U.S. Treasury. He is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Academic Advisory Council and of the board of advisors of the Paulson Institute. In addition, he is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is member of the board of trustees of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a member of the board of directors of the Renaissance Society.

Dr. Kroszner has been a visiting scholar at the Securities and Exchange Commission, the IMF, the Stockholm School of Economics, the Stockholm University, the Free University of Berlin, Germany, the London School of Economics, and the American Enterprise Institute. He was the John M. Olin Visiting Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School the Bertil Danielson Visiting Professor of Banking and Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, and the SK Chaired Visiting Professor at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

His research interests include regulation of financial institutions, international financial crises, the Great Depression, monetary economics, corporate governance, debt restructuring and bankruptcy, and political economy. His paper on managerial stock ownership (with Clifford Holderness and Dennis Sheehan) won the Brattle Prize for best corporate finance paper in the Journal of Finance. His book co-authored with Nobel laureate Robert J. Shiller, Reforming U.S. Financial Markets: Reflections Before and Beyond Dodd-Frank (MIT Press) appeared on the Washington Post’s Book World political best sellers list.

Dr. Kroszner is a frequent commentator in the international media. He provides advice to financial institutions, government organizations, and central banks throughout the world.

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 a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Fellow at the at the European Corporate Governance Institute, Wharton's Financial Institution Center, Goethe Universität Frankfurt's Center for Financial Studies, the CESifo Research Network and a member of the IGM's European Economic Experts Panel. He studies the role of disclosure and transparency in capital markets and other settings, the effects of regulation, international accounting as well as corporate governance and corporate financing decisions. His work has been published in top accounting and finance journals. He has received several awards and honors, including the 2016 and the 2014 Distinguished Contribution to the Accounting Literature Awards, the Humboldt Research Award in 2012, as well as the 2011 Wildman Medal Award. He was also recognized as a "Highly Cited Researcher" by Thomson Reuters and included in their list of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" in 2014-2018. Professor Leuz is an editor for the Journal of Accounting Research and has served on many editorial boards, including the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, and the Review of Accounting Studies.

Born in Germany, Professor Leuz earned his doctoral degree and Habilitation at the Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany. Prior to this position, he was the Harold Stott Term Assistant Professor in Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a visiting doctoral fellow at the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester.

Gregory D. Bunch

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Greg Bunch draws on a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur, manager, consultant, alderman, and teacher. He is the founder of Masterplan International Corporation, a strategy consulting firm. He was also a partner at Brandtrust, a brand strategy consultancy. Greg co-founded a healthcare software start-up in the Bay Area. He has served on corporate boards for financial services, healthcare, retail, franchising and marketing firms.

He works with Fortune 50 companies, family businesses and start-ups in the areas of innovation and strategy. He has worked with a broad array of companies including Abbott Labs, American Express, Danaher, Dover, ETS, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Kimberly-Clark, McDonalds, PepsiCo, State Farm and Yum! Brands.

Greg was an alderman in the City of West Chicago, serving on the infrastructure, public safety and development committees.

Greg has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to strategy, creating customers, and innovation. He earned a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in philosophy and an MDiv from Harvard University.

Linnea Gandhi

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science

Linnea Gandhi heads Decision Science at BehavioralSight, helping businesses integrate insights and methodologies from psychology and statistics into their research programs and corporate strategies. She also coaches professionals one-on-one on ways to reduce error in their everyday decisions. Prior, she was Managing Director of TGG Group—where she collaborated with leading psychologists to develop behaviorally-informed tools and experiments for various clients in financial services, human resources, and healthcare—and was a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group. With published works in Harvard Business Review, Gandhi writes and speaks about topics such as noise in decision-making, nudging, and strategies to improve measurement and experimentation in business.

Across “Managerial Decision Making” and “Choice Architecture in Practice,” Gandhi brings in corporate partners to create outside-the-classroom experiences where students not only learn theory but also get hands-on practice diagnosing and designing for how humans make decisions in real-world settings. Her new course “Strategic Uncertainty” introduces students to practical tools from psychology and statistics to hone their inferential abilities in a complex, messy, ever-changing business world.

Gandhi earned an AB in Social Studies (Psych and Phil) from Harvard University, and an MBA from Chicago Booth with concentrations in managerial and organizational behavior and statistics. She has also trained at various improvisational theater schools, including The Second City, The IO, and The Annoyance in Chicago.

Charles J. Hadlock

Visiting Professor of Finance
Charles Hadlock studies corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financial constraints, and managerial labor markets. His research has appeared in several leading journals in finance, economics, and accounting. He was the winner of the 1997 Merton Miller Prize awarded by the Journal of Business and the 2011 and 2014 Michael Brennan Prize awarded by the Review of Financial Studies.


Hadlock has taught at the University of Florida, the University of Illinois, the University Michigan, and the University of Virginia. In 2008 he was nominated for the Ross School of Business MBA teaching excellence award. Hadlock is currently the Frederick S. Addy Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University where he has won the Executive MBA Teaching Award on six different occasions.


Hadlock earned his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994 and his BA (with highest honors and highest distinction) from the University of Michigan in 1989 with concentrations in economics and mathematics.

John Burrows

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

John Burrows is senior lecturer in leadership at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and an associate fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. He also teaches healthcare leadership in a newly launched double masters degree program in health policy taught jointly by the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics & Political Science. Previously, he was an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Before entering academia, John’s career spanned the public, private, and NGO sectors. He originally came to the USA from the UK to volunteer at the Southern Center for Human Rights and the Mississippi Capital Defense Resource Project. During college he interned with other anti-death penalty groups and also at the Cato Institute, a think tank in Washington, DC. Later he joined Arthur Andersen’s Office of Government Service (OGS) and led engagements with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

John later switched into the private sector, where he was a partner with the consulting firm Accenture and held senior roles in sales and marketing at enterprise software companies including Siebel and Oracle. He negotiated, sold, managed, and implemented complex, multi-national, multi-million dollar projects around the globe, and gained experience building and growing operations in the UK, USA, and Japan, grappling with all that that entails: BD, IJVs, M&A, etc. During his PhD studies John served as an advisor for Houses for Africa, a social enterprise firm based in Cape Town, South Africa.

At the University of Chicago and Oxford, John teaches leadership, negotiations, strategy, decision-making, and organizational psychology to MPP, MBA, and MA students, and to senior executives in open enrollment and custom executive-education programs. Custom executive education clients of John's include AbbVie, Alfa, American College of Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, Aon, BBVA, Brainlab, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), Civil Service Bureau of Hong Kong, Edelman, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), Kiewit, Kuwait University College of Business Administration, Merrill Lynch, State Farm, Syngenta, Trelleborg, and Workiva.

For three years now, John has also taught each cohort of the University of Chicago's International Innovation Corp (IIC) Fellows Program. The IIC recruits top-performing graduates of leading host-country universities and US based institutions and organizes them into teams of up to 3-5 Project Associates. Project Associates train for 5 weeks in skills required to translate their academic and professional knowledge into on-the-ground contributions. The IIC embeds each team within a government, non-profit, or foundation office in India or Brazil to work on an innovative development project with a discrete, tractable scope for 1-3 year projects. Last year, John taught in the University of Chicago Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program which offers top global undergraduate students a 4-week experience with rigorous training on data analytics and public policy.

John is a sought-after speaker across industries but especially within healthcare. He has presented to the American College of Surgeons (ACS), including to their Board of Regents, and delivered a grand rounds lecture to the University of Chicago’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. John has also delivered keynote speeches for the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS).

John currently serves on the advisory board of Profitable Ideas Exchange (PIE), which builds communities of senior executive to tackle many of the world’s greatest challenges, and consults with clients across industries and geographies.

John received a Ph.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and an A.B. from Vassar College.

Susan Lucia Annunzio

President and CEO, The Center for High Performance

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. Susan partners with senior executives to increase their ability to simplify complex strategic decisions through enhanced collaboration and creativity. She is a globally recognized speaker and thought leader on shaping and maintaining high-performance business environments. She has a strong track record helping leaders maximize returns on strategic, financial and human-capital investments.

Previously, Susan ran the research-based high performance consulting subsidiary of Hudson Highland Group, Inc., a leading international professional staffing and talent management solutions firm.

Under her direction, Hudson Highland completed the most comprehensive global study of knowledge workers ever conducted regarding the factors that accelerate or stifle high performance. Susan has presented on this study at such prestigious venues as the World Economic Forum, The International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change at the University of Greenwich, and Vacature’s 2004 “Talent Economy” launch event in Belgium.

Susan has been an Adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business. She has been a guest lecturer at INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France, Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Instituto Empressa in Madrid. She also has taught at General Electric’s Crotonville Corporate Training Center.

She is the author of Contagious Success (Portfolio, 2004), a dynamic management book that revealed a global standard for high performance. Contagious Success was voted Fast Company’s Readers’ Choice selection in January 2005. Additionally, Susan authored two more prominent business books: Communicoding (Fine, 1990; Penguin USA, 1991) and Evolutionary Leadership (Simon & Schuster, 2001; Fireside, 2002).

She has been a guest on numerous local and national television and radio news programs and has been quoted extensively in the business press, including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, BBC, USA Today and Bloomberg.

Susan is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Executives’ Club of Chicago and the University of Chicago Women’s Business Group. She also works with the Metropolitan YWCA of Chicago and The United Way.

 

  • 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

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 help 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

Upcoming Courses
Dates: August 23-27, 2021
Fee: $8,300

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