AACSB awards two Peruvians in 100 Influential Leaders list


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) awarded two Peruvians on the list of Influential Leaders from AACSB Business Schools Challenge.

The “list includes 100 influential businessmen”:http://www.aacsb.edu/About/awards/influential-leaders/recipients.aspx and women from around the world, each with unique stories that support their roles as visionary leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship.

“AACSB is honored to share the collective 100 as a component to celebrating the organization’s, as well as the management education industry’s, past, present, and promising future,” says the organization.

Peruvian included in list of most influential Latinos in tech

AACSB includes Peruvians Diego de la Torre de la Piedra and José Koechlin both from the Universidad del Pacifico, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales and Escuela de Postgrado.

De la Piedra is a specialist in manufacturing in commercial services, having cofounded La Viga, distributor of construction material; cofounded Peru Capital Network, an angel investors network; and been awarded the Entrepreneur prize of the Latin American Business Council (CEAL) in 2013, among other achievements.

Koechlin, on the other hand, specializes in tourism and “profitable conservation” as he calls it. He worked with Inkaterra to win the first international sustainable tourism certification, after he built the first hotel of the chain in a primary forest area.

He is “an entrepreneur, an innovator with a conviction that tourism-approached sustainably can contribute to social, economic, and environmental development,” according to AACSB.

The two entrepreneurial Peruvians are included in a list that includes outstanding leaders such as Sabeen Ali from the University of San Francisco, Masagung School of Management Technology.

She is an outspoken supporter for seeing that tech opportunities are given equally across races, genders, cultures and classes. Ali is CEO of AngelHack, a developer platform, and works to promote women in technology, among other endeavors.

“Sabeen is putting her efforts toward promoting equality by creating a global hacker community that can start a universal dialogue surrounding technology and code.”

As AACSB says, “The story of how alumni have positively influenced society through their actions and ideas is one that should be told.”



Hillary Ojeda

Hillary moved to Peru in August of 2014 to learn Spanish, live with her family, and pursue writing. Born and raised in Bakersfield, Ca, Hillary earned her B.A. in Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley. Since moving to Peru she drinks fermented potato and coca concoctions daily and is enjoying learning about the abundant and natural andean foods of the country. Hillary hopes one day to become an investigative journalist. You can follow her blog.