Former General Consul of India in Sao Paulo, Ambassador in Venezuela, and Head of the Latin American and Caribbean division at the Ministry of External Affairs. Current Ambassador of India to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay since 2007. Authored several articles about businesses in Latin America, published in newspapers, magazines and business journals of India, Latin America, and the USA. Lectures in chambers of commerce, think tanks and universities in several cities around India and Latin America. Writes about businesses in Latin America in his personal blog.
Member of the Economic Commission for Latin America (CEPAL-United Nations) and Director of the Office in Buenos Aires since 2002. Graduated with a degree in Economics and worked in diverse well-known institutions and organizations like (BID) and (IDES). Received the “Konex Platinum Award” for his work during the years 1997-2006 in “Economic Development”. He wrote recognized books like “Argentina and the Internationalization of Production: Crisis and Opportunities”.
He founded his own technology company while pursuing his second year degree in information systems. Afterwords, he managed a family business for three years before returning to the information systems field where he worked for IBM Argentina and USA for almost nine years. He was Apple’s General Director for South America and currently works as Director of Avaya for the same region.
Claudio Fernandez Araoz
Member of Egon Zehnder International’s Global Executive Committee for over 10 years, he works in management evaluations, professional development and intellectual capital. Mr. Fernandez Araoz has been selected multiple times by Business Week as one of the most influential search consultants in the world. He wrote “Great People Decisions”, a highly acclaimed book adopted by many global organizations and leading business schools. He is also regular speaker at different events in America, Europe and Asia.