Meet with Alumni Thought Leaders in a NEW Fireside Chat Series

The upcoming term will offer an exciting opportunity to connect with Schulich community members and alumni!

We’re very excited to announce Schulich Engage: a speaker series and engagement opportunity offered in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations. This series is open to all current graduate level students in Winter 2021.

Attendees will hear from Schulich alumni in a variety of industries and roles. They’ll share their stories and insights during a fireside chat and moderated Q&A. Following the session, breakout rooms will provide you with an opportunity to connect in more intimate groups – mingle, chat and network virtually with your colleagues, faculty members, staff and alumni. 

Sessions will be held bi-weekly during the Winter 2021 term, on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays at 9am EST.

It’s our plan to eventually move Schulich Engage sessions to socially distanced, in-person events later in the Winter 2021 semester, should it be safe to do so and public health regulations permit.

Schulich Engage: Inaugural Session

offered in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 9:00 am EST
Gustavo Alvarez Perez (MBA ’05)
 Cloud & Infrastructure Services Leaders, Middle East and Africa, IBM (Dubai)

Registration will open soon!

Gustavo Alvarez Perez (MBA ’05)
Cloud & Infrastructure Services Leaders, Middle East and Africa, IBM (Dubai)

Gustavo is an executive with over 20 years of experience, and has lived and worked in five continents: Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He started his career in 1999 in the United States working for Lucent Technologies, and then moved to Mexico, where he is originally from. He joined IBM in 2006 as Infrastructure Services Manager where he made transformational changes to the organization before taking different a regional role in IBM Latin America. In 2014, Gustavo accepted the challenge to move to Africa to lead and transform the IBM Services business in East Africa. In 2017, he moved to Dubai to lead the Cloud and Infrastructure Services business for Middle East and Africa.

Gustavo holds a Master’s Degree (M.B.A.) from York University in Canada. He holds a Finance specialization from Central European University, and an engineering degree from ITESM in Mexico. He has different postgraduate studies and business certifications from Harvard, M.I.T., Stanford, and Insead.

Gustavo was the Founder and President of LABA (Latin America Business Association) in Schulich School of Business. In his spare time, Gustavo enjoys spending time with family and practice outdoor activities.