Board of Directors


Richard Aitkenhead


Richard has been Minister of Economy and Minister of Finance in Guatemala and has actively participated in the country’s Peace Agreements. He was Director of INCAE Business School, is the current President of Grupo IDC and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Federico Golcher

Costa Rica

Federico has over 30 years’ experience as CEO and company leader of several companies in Central America. He is currently CEO and President of New Century Partners Inc., a company that provides strategic planning, project management, and consultancy services. He is also a member of various Boards of Directors at different companies and organizations, and has previously worked for KPMG Costa Rica and Latin America, as well as Ernst & Young.

Lawrence Pratt

Costa Rica

Lawrence has a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale School of Management. He graduated from College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia, 1987), with a BA in Economics. From 2009 to 2015 he was Director of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) at INCAE, having served as Associate Director at the Center since its foundation in 1996. Lawrence works as an advisor and consultant for several multilateral organizations, as well as manufacturing, natural resources and financial services companies in the US, Europe, and Latin America.

Ulrich Frei


Ulrich Frei obtained a Master’s Degree in Pharmacy at the Ecole Suisse de Droguerie, and has an MBA from the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has considerable experience in business management in different sectors and continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. From 2008 to 2013 he held the position of Executive Director at FUNDES International, headquartered in Costa Rica. Since 2015, he has been a permanent member of FUNDES’ International Board of Directors.