felipe-ortiz de Zevallos


Born in Lima, August 1947

Academic Background:

Industrial Engineer (UNI-1968, Lima)
Master of Science in Management (The University of Rochester, NY-1970).
OPM Program, Harvard Business School (1994-96)

Professional Experience:


    Founder and Chairman of Grupo APOYO
    Member of the Board of CREDICORP and Banco de Crédito.
    Member of the Board of Cia. de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A
    Member of the Board of Sociedad Minera El Brocal S.A.A
    Member of the Patronato of Museo de Arte de Lima, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería.
    Chairman of the Eisenhower Fellowship’s Nominating Committee Peru


    Ambassador of Peru in the United States of North America (September 2006 – March 2009)
    President (Rector) of Universidad del Pacífico (2004-2006)
    Chairman of the Corporación Nacional de Desarrollo -CONADE- and Inversiones COFIDE S.A., holding companies of state-owned enterprises (1982-1983)
    Founder and Director of the Institute of Economic Development IDE at ESAN, a graduate school of management (1979-1982).
    Visiting scholar at the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) of the Univesity of Texas at Austin (1983-1984).
    Recipient of the IPAE 1990 Award for his contribution to entrepreneurial development in Peru.
    Eisenhower Exchange Fellow 1996
    Recipient of the Jerusalem Award of Journalism 1998.
    Recipient of the Manuel J. Bustamante De La Fuente Foundation Award 2008.
    Recipient of the Camara de Comercio de Lima Distintion 2009 for his contribution to the social and economic development of Peru.

Publications and Lectures:

Author of several books, both in English and Spanish about Peru.

“The Peruvian Puzzle”, published by The Twentieth Century Fund, New York, 1989;

“In the Shadow of the Debt” (co-author), published by The Twentieth Century Fund, New York, 1992;

“Respuestas para los 90´s” (co-author with Pedro Pablo Kuczynski), published by Editorial APOYO, 1990;

“A Mitad de Camino”, published by Editorial APOYO, 1992.

“El Reto 2001: Competir y Crear Empleo” (co-author with Pedro Pablo Kuczynski), published by Empresa Editora El Comercio and Instituto APOYO, 2001.

“Apuntes de Madurez”, published by Editorial Norma, enero 2008.

Lecturer in local and international meetings.

Guest columnist in magazines and local and international papers.