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Wendy Rodriguez is Director of Institutional Advancement (LATAM) at INCAE Business School. . She has been responsible for leading the fundraising efforts at INCAE, as well as leading the alumni relations strategy, and coordinating all the Boards, as the leading role in the President’s Office. She built the Development Office; lead the first-ever structured capital campaign, and established a network of committed volunteers across the Region and abroad. She is on the board of Demain Foundation, which supports education and conservation in Latin America, as well as in Mustard Seed Association that promotes Montessori pre-school education in Central America. She also volunteers her time to teach and support small NGOs with fundraising and strategy. Prior to her current posts, Wendy has held several other positions at INCAE, to include Program Director of Learning and Development at the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS). During this time she represented INCAE as part of the MIT Digital Nations consortium and Harvard’s Social Enterprises Knowledge Network (SEKN). She also served as Country Manager in El Salvador, where she led the process of developing the connectivity and IT national strategy, as part of the ePais Executive Committee, in 2006.
Wendy received her bachelors degree in economics from Universidad Catolica Santiago de Guayaquil, and has a Bachelor of Arts with emphasis in Ballet from the National Institute of the Arts in Ecuador. She holds an MBA with a concentration in sustainable development from INCAE Business School, and is a YES fellow (Youth Encounter on Sustainability) from the Alliance for Global Sustainability in Switzerland.
Wendy is a Latin American born in Ecuador. She is married to Marcelino Calvo, a fellow INCAE MBA grad from El Salvador, and the mother of two teenagers. She has lived in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Nicaragua, and in the last two years seamlessly between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Wendy is a Fellow of the eleventh class of the Central American Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.