JERRY HAAR, PH.D.

Jerry Haar is a professor, researcher, and consultant in strategic planning, international management, and marketing. He is former associate dean and director of the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center in the College of Business Administration, Florida International University. He is also a non-resident senior research fellow at Columbia and Georgetown.

Dr. Haar was formerly Director of the Inter-American Business and Labor Program at the North-South Center, University of Miami, and has held visiting appointments at Wharton, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, and the American Enterprise Institute. He was also a research associate at Columbia University and a Fulbright Scholar at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil.

As Director of Washington Programs for the Council of the Americas, a New York-based business association of over 200 corporations comprising a majority of U.S. private investment in Latin America, Dr. Haar managed the Council's relations with the U.S. government and the multilateral banks and organized programs for senior business executives.

His principal responsibilities included the assessment of economic and political issues of key importance to U.S. corporate operations in the Americas. Prior to joining the Council of the Americas, Dr. Haar held several senior staff positions in policy and management with the federal government and served as Special Assistant to two cabinet secretaries.

Dr. Haar received his B.A. cum laude from American University, master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University, and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Dr. Haar is also a graduate of Harvard University's Executive Program in Management and Health Finance. He has written fourteen books and numerous articles and consulted for firms such as: ExxonMobil, IBM, Microsoft, Merck, ING Barings, Ford Motor Company, Royal Dutch Shell, FMC, Disney, KPMG, Novartis, Heineken, and YPF oil company of Argentina. He has appeared in media such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times The Journal of Commerce, Bloomberg Business Week, Time, Newsweek, CNN, the BBC, Fox Cable News, NBC, and CBS. He is the author of Winning Strategies for the New Latin Markets (Prentice-Hall/Financial Times, 2003).

His most recent works are Can Latin America Compete? and Small Firms, Global Markets: Competitive Challenges in the New Economy, published by Palgrave/Macmillan (London, New York 2008).

Jerry Haar, PH.D