About Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez

Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez (Ph.D., MBS, Psy.) is Full Professor of Management, Head of the Masters in Sustainability, and Coordinator of Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Sustainability at Universidad EAFIT (Colombia). Maria Alejandra is a member of the global council of Sustainable Development Goal number 1 (SDG 1: End Poverty) of the World Government Summit (WGS) (2018-2020, 2021-2024). Alejandra was the Vice-President of Administration at the Academy of International Business (AIB) (2015-2018), the regional chapter chair for Latin America and the Caribbean (AIB-LAC) (2018-2021), and a board member of the AIB Shared Interest Group (SIG) on Emerging Markets from 2022. In addition, Alejandra is on the editorial team of the Journal of International Business Policy (JIBP), Area Editor of the Cross-Cultural and Strategic Management (CCSM) Journal, Associate Editor of Transnational Corporations; and Editor-in-Chief of the business journal AD-minister.

Prof. Gonzalez-Perez did her Ph.D. and Masters at the University of Galway in Ireland. Dr. Gonzalez-Perez has published 17 books, 79 academic peer-reviewed papers, and several book chapters on the internationalisation of emerging markets firms, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and international migration. She is a Forbes columnist and regular contributor to Latin American business media. Her research results have been presented at over 200 international academic conferences on all continents. She was also trained as a clinical psychologist at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) in Colombia. Maria-Alejandra has lived, studied, or worked in the UK, USA, Ireland, France, Spain, and Colombia and has traveled to 97 countries.