Juan Sebastian Abad, 2013, Ecuador

Associate Consultant, Bizcorps Colombia - Medillin, Colombia

How has your Fletcher experience impacted your professional trajectory? My experience at Fletcher helped me to think globally when conducting business practices. The academic training was key in focusing on the most important topics that business leaders need to have in mind. Meanwhile, the flexibility of the curriculum helped me to combine these skills with an specific area of business I want it to focus on. As a result, I'm positive of having taken the right steps to work on corporate finance in the LATAM region with a focus on the energy industry. Which is, what I'm doing now and continue to work toward as a long term career path.

What was your favorite class at Fletcher and why? My favorite class at Fletcher was International Financial Management. This class was the one that taught me to how to analyze each project with an international perspective, taking into account the variables that affect market opportunities and risks. Incorporating macroeconomic analysis to a corporate finance assessment was a great toolkit that I learned to use in this class.

Favorite Magazine:

The Economist

Favorite Food:

Mexican Mole Poblano

Favorite City:

Budapest

Global Problem That Brought You to Fletcher:

Latin America development for the 21st century

Favorite Place to Study:

Cabot Living Room

Fletcher Capstone

  • A next step for emerging markets: Promoting small and medium size companies’ growth in Brazil through private equity investment

Fields of Study

  • Strategic Management and International Consultancy
    International Environment and Resource Policy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • The Center for International Environment & Resource Policy 
    The Institute for Business in the Global Context

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Economics and Marketing, minor in International Relations, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Experience before Fletcher

  • Analytica Securities C.A., Corporate Finance and Research Analyst – Quito, Ecuador
    Confiteca C.A., Sales Chief, Quito, Ecuador

Languages

  • Spanish
    Portuguese
    English