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Giancarlo Ibárgüen S.

Giancarlo Ibárgüen S. is an entrepreneur and educator. Born in 1963. Married for 25 years with Isabel Dougherty de Ibárguen. Three children: Sofía (20), Sebastián (19), and Cristóbal (16). B.S. in Electrical Engineering with honors from Texas A&M University (1985). Secretary General of Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM-Guatemala) from 1995 until 2003. President of UFM from 2003 to present. Member of the Board of Directors of UFM since 1992. Director of Centro Henry Hazlitt since 2005. Professor of economics at UFM. Member of the Board of Directors of Think Tank Centro de Estudios Económicos Sociales (CEES-Guatemala) from 1990 to date. Vice President (2005-2006) and President (2006-2007) of The Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE-USA). Member of the Board of Directors (2007- ) of Liberty Fund (Indianapolis, Indiana). Trustee-elect of The Philadelphia Society (2008). Chairman of the 2006 Organizing Committee for the General Meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society in Guatemala. Member of the Board of Advisors of the student organization AIESEC from 2005 to present. Financial advisor to various industrial, commercial and software companies. Advisor to Microsoft’s Partners in Learning CCA (2006-2008). Currently serves in the Board of Directors of Samboro, S.A. (a ceramic tile manufacturer), Glifos (a library, media and enterprise content management software developer), Belluno, S.A. (a restaurant franchisor), and Algodón Superior (a manufacturer of absorbent cotton).

Giancarlo Ibarguen S. is a founding collaborator of the philosophical magazine Intuición. He was president-founder of the Asociación de Amigos of the Ludwig von Mises Library in 1991, and founding president of the grass-roots Asociación por el Poder Local (APOLO) also in 1991. He was member of the board of directors of the Asociación de Gerentes de Guatemala and the editorial board of the magazine Gerencia from 1992 to 1994.

His articles on economics and telecommunications have been published by Review of Law & Economics (US), Libertas (Argentina), Telecommunications Policy (Great Britain), the website of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) eLibrary. Contributor to the book “¡La Privatización: una oportunidad!” (CEES, 1992). Occasional collaborator for the monthly pamphlet Tópicos de Actualidad published by CEES. Occasional columnist MONEDA. His editorials have been published Siglo XXI, The Wall Street Journal and other international publications. Author of the basic memorandum used for the elaboration of Title IV of Guatemala’s 1996 Telecommunications Law concerning radio spectrum allocation and markets. Published the book in 2000 Los ensayos de Warren Buffett: Lecciones para inversionistas y gerentes by Lawerence A. Cunningham. Has organized colloquiums in Guatemala for Liberty Fund (Indianapolis, Indiana) about technology, patents, private property, Don Quixote, Robert Nozick, and Adam Smith.

Member of the Mont Pelerin Society, The Philadelphia Society, the Board of Trustees of Universidad Francisco Marroquín, and the Advisory Board of the Society for Philosophical Inquiry.

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