Mariana Rodríguez Risco

Graduated in 1980, with honors in “Magna Cum Laude”, as Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology. And then as an MBA in 1989, with honors from “Sum Cum Laude” from Boston University Scholl of Management.


5 Pearls of Wisdom for the CEO on building CORPORATE INTEGRITY

  • By Mariana
  • Posted 23 December, 2019

Integrity is “the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values” (Wikipedia). We usually admire and inherently trust a person that displays this quality, but it’s probably difficult for anyone to vouch for more than a handful of people who fit that description. Bearing in […]


5 Pearls of Wisdom on appointing the Chairman of the Board

  • By Mariana
  • Posted 20 December, 2019

And why it makes all the difference The role of Chairman of the Board and its impact on Board performance is often underestimated. Often, the criteria for appointing the Chairman of the Board has nothing to do with the leadership skills required to render the board’s full potential. A wrong choice often results in poor […]

5 Pearls of Wisdom on becoming a Digital Transformation BOARD

  • By Mariana
  • Posted 16 February, 2018

I have spent the last few years of my professional life between being the CEO of Laureate Peru – in Higher Education – and the Boardroom. I find that the classroom and the Boardroom have a lot in common. Both have been operating for centuries without any major changes. The teacher and the CEO do […]