Leading in a Global Market : Eller Executive Education Builds International Partnerships
By Liz Warren-Pederson
The Eller Executive Education team is building educational inroads in Latin America. On a recent trip to Colombia, Associate Dean Stephen Gilliland, Assistant Dean Paul Melendez, and Eller College Dean Len Jessup began exploring potential partnerships with business schools, consulting firms, and speakers’ bureaus.
“Colombia has free trade agreement with the U.S., significant foreign direct investment, and high concentrations of multinational corporations,” said Melendez. “The country has turned around problems with drug violence, has become a role model for other Latin American countries, and an attractive market for Eller Executive Education.”
The Eller team met with alumnus Luis Plata, who was instrumental in negotiating the U.S.-Colombia trade agreement. “He shared a market analysis of opportunities in Colombia and set up meetings with a number of partners,” Gilliland said.