Alejandro Betancourt Lopez is a Global Executive Leadership Consultant, who has helped many organizations for more than two decades. He started his career in the 1980s after graduating from Harvard University with a degree in Business Administration and Economics. His experience includes leadership roles at companies such as AT&T, British Telecom, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Siemens AG, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. He was also Vice President of Marketing Services for the Americas region at Unilever before joining Citi Group’s Corporate Strategy Office to lead its global marketing strategy team. Alejandro Betancourt Lopez currently consults on leadership development programs while teaching courses on management and organizational behavior at The New School University, Barnard College and Katherine Gibbs.
Before starting his career in business, Alejandro Betancourt Lopez was a Jesuit Priest from 1970 to 1978. He traveled throughout South America studying civil wars and political repression before realizing he wanted to make an impact on the world through business instead of religion. His family has a long history in business, politics and education. His father, Horacio Betancourt Lopez was Governor of the State of Carabobo in South America during two periods (1946-1950 and 1952-1958), president of Central University of South America (1959-1965) and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain under President Romulo Gallegos (1948-1950). Alejandro Betancourt Lopez’s brother, Horacio Betancourt Neira was Minister of Finance under President Jaime Lusinchi (1984-1989) and Ambassador to the United States from 1989 until 1994. His family is considered to be one of the most influential South American families since it has members in politics, business, academia and other prominent positions at a national and international level and more
Alejandro Betancourt Lopez is married to former fashion model and current CEO of the Drury School of Public Communications at Southern Methodist University, Janie Drury. They have two children together which they raised in New York City after moving from London where Alejandro had been building his career as an executive at several multinational firms.