Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives Support Team and Valuation
Mr. Fernando Cruz currently serves as Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives Support Team and Valuation of the Laureate Network Office, a division of Laureate Education, Inc. In this capacity, Fernando also oversees the communications team, regional engagement managers, and has oversight and overall management responsibility for our Honduras offshore support center.
Fernando joined Laureate in November 2009 after serving as International Head of Technology for several multinationals including Matsushita Japan, where he led the Y2K ERP update projects for Latin America. He has delivered and led cross-functional and multicultural projects in more than 11 countries throughout Europe, Asia, South and North America. He has also served as a senior consultant , mostly focusing on IT strategy, and has extensive experience in improving profit and revenue performance at major multinational and international companies.
Fernando holds an MBA from Barry University in Miami Florida, where he also participated in the distance learning committee, fostering online modalities for the private university. Fernando is an active member in the South Florida Chapter of the Project Managment Institute and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt professional. He is also active with non-profit organizations, helping them with business strategy and serves on the STEM Leadership Board for the Lousiana Economic Development Association Group.