Professor Gabriel A. Ramirez


Gabriel A. Ramírez, MSc., Ph.D.  is a Professional with a wide range of skills in management and consultancy in companies, governments and international organizations. He has a strong systems background, and is a specialist in organizational change and knowledge Management. He also has experience in strategic planning and human resources. Gabriel has Research and teaching practice at graduate levels, including executive development in several countries, and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Currently Gabriel is Managing Director of AIM Ltd., an international network of management professionals. He was a full time consultant to the Managing and Marketing Directors of Chile’s Post Office in corporate strategies, organized its marketing intelligence unit and had assignments on business strategies, customer satisfaction, and designed a new business. He was also a consultant to VITROTEC, the R&D Company of the Vitro Group in Mexico, to establish procedures and information systems for corporate technology management. Also in Mexico, project director on organizational effectiveness and reengineering, including the introduction of performance appraisal systems for managerial and technical staff. Since 1999 he is in the panel of international experts that produces “The World Competitiveness Yearbook”.

As an expert of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) he directed projects to modernize the Office of International Cooperation and to introduce ICT to the legislative, judicial and executive branches of Uruguay. For the Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal, he organized its technical cooperation functions, and designed strategic plans for the Post Offices of Chile and Ecuador. With the International Labor Organization (ILO), he designed systems to assess and assessed the effectiveness of projects in education for work in Honduras and Costa Rica.

Gabriel is a former Director of the Graduated Programme in Business Administration at the Central University of Chile; Editor of the “Knowledge & Society” review and member of the Board of the “Iberoamerican Community of Knowledge Systems. He

Conducts research on societal learning, innovation and the transition to the Knowledge Society. In the summer of 2005 visiting professor on Knowledge Based Development at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) and invited speaker to the International Week on Knowledge Management by the University of Caxias do Sul in Brazil and Universidad del Norte de Colombia in 2006.

In Mexico, he was Director of Planning at the University of the Americas in Puebla, and visiting professor on information systems and international competitiveness at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey. Taught Management Information Systems at the Universities of the Sacred Heart, in Puerto Rico and Dámaso Larrañaga of Uruguay. He also taught in the Master in Information and Computing Systems at the joint programme of the ORT and Oxford Universities, in Montevideo.

He has delivered seminars to high-level executives in companies such as Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) and BANAMEX in Mexico, and CODELCO Chile; and conducted workshops on strategic planning and globalization for the Postal Union of the Américas, Spain and Portugal (UPAEP), in Uruguay.

 Gabriel holds an MSc in Systems Analysis and Ph.D. in Management, Aston University, UK. He also holds a License in Management: University of Chile and a Title in Accountancy: University of Chile