Unnivers experts (fellows) advise institutions as seasoned thought leaders and recognized researchers in higher education from major cities around the world. They have extensive knowledge on international markets, higher education systems of different countries, and global trends affecting the future of the industry.


Carlos Martínez-Vela

Dr. Carlos Martínez-Vela is Founding President of the Venture Café Foundation (VCF), which creates and manages spaces and networking programs that connect entrepreneurs and startups with the talent, capital, ideas, and mentoring to start and grow new ventures. VCF is the programming and civic engagement partner of the Cambridge Innovation Center, the leading developer of [...]

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Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs has participated in several of MIT’s most significant global initiatives during his 12-year career at the Institute. Currently he is the Director of Operations and Partner Integration at the MIT Leaders for Global Operations program, a dual-degree MBA and Engineering master’s program offered by MIT Sloan, MIT School of Engineering and a group of global industry [...]


Fernando Larraín Aninat

His areas of specialization and interest are non market strategy, the business environment, public policies, state modernization and the relation between competitiveness and development. He was public policy advisor for President Ricardo Lagos and member of the Finance Minister advisors team. During the year 2009 he was an adviser of the Minister of Energy (part [...]


Sebastian Royo

Sebastian Royo is Vice-provost for Student Success at Suffolk University (Boston, MA) and Affiliate. Co-chair Iberian Study Group of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. He is after sought expert in Political Economy of Latina America and Europe and a prolific writer in both English and Spanish, not only publishing […]


Gabriel Hawawini

Gabriel Hawawini is a Professor of Finance at INSEAD.  He held the Henry Grunfeld Chair in Investment Banking from 1996 to 2013 and served as dean from 2000 to 2006, spearheading the school’s global expansion. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he received the “Helen […]

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Hassell Mclelan

Dr. McClellan is Associate Professor and former Associate Dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Dr. McClellan holds a doctorate of business administration from the Harvard Business School, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Fisk University. Dr. McClellan was the Associate Dean of the […]


Hakan Satiroglu

Hakan Satiroglu is an entrepreneur and seasoned executive focused on the transition of business models and processes in the digital age. In 2004 he founded Xplana Learning, a social learning network which is paving the way for how learning will be enabled in the 21st Century. Xplana is the leading personal learning environment integrating local and commercially [...]

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Jaime Alonso Gomez

Dr. Jaime Alonso GOMEZ has extensive leadership experience, across five continents, as a consultant, editor, academic administrator, professor and board member of companies and universities. He served as Dean of EGADE, Tecnologico de Monterrey for 20 years and led its development as the top business school in Latin America and one of the most important […]

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Ivan Bofarull

Ivan Bofarull is Director of Global Strategic Initiatives at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, where he works and does research on global rankings, competitive strategy and the future of business education. Since 2011, Ivan has been a guest advisor on global strategy at the Washington,DC-based McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. He also speaks frequently in […]

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Lourdes Casanova

Lourdes Casanova, a Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of the Emerging Markets Institute at the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University, formerly at INSEAD, specializes in international business with a focus on emerging markets multinationals and in particular Latino America. She is author of several books and many articles on these topics. Member of […]

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Xavier Marcet

Xavier Marcet is President of Lead to Change a consulting firm in strategic innovation with the mission to support organizations to implement innovation models oriented to bring results and help them in the development of their innovations and corporate entrepreneurship projects. Lead to Change operates in Barcelona, Boston and Santiago de Chile. He is also […]


Guillermo Cisneros

Guillermo Cisneros is the founder of Unnivers Institute. During his career he has lead diverse international ventures in higher education at academic and corporate level. With an extensive experience in both the academic and corporate world, he is also an entrepreneur, that combination gives him a unique perspective. He has served as Executive Director of […]