Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, is Professor at Universidad EAFIT in Colombia. Since 2015 until 2018, Maria Alejandra is Vice president of the Academia de Negocios Internacionales (AIB), a global association with more than 3500 members in 87 countries. Professor Gonzalez-Perez holds a PhD degree in International Business and Corporal Social Responsibility, and a master degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from National University of Ireland. Gonzalez-Perez also has doctoral studies in Sociology at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and post-Doctoral research in Social Responsibility of the Higher Education in National University of Ireland in Galway. She is research associate in Centre for Emerging Market Studies (CEIBS) in Shanghai, and is a distinguished of Association of Commercial Diplomats.


Maria Alejandra was the Director of the Research Group in International Studies from January 2008 to August 2013 Head of the Department of International Business at Universidad EAFIT between August 2009 and January 2013. Currently she is representing the Colombian universities at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and is part of the Antioquia node of the Colombia network of Global Compact. She is editor of AD-minister magazine, and is part of the executive committee of the Latin American and Caribbean chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB-Lat).

Previous to her responsibilities in Colombia, she worked as a researcher in several organizations including the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC), Irish Chambers of Commerce and the Economics of Social Policy Research Unit (ESPRU).

She has published over 40 indexed international academic articles and 12 books in the areas of internationalization, corporate social responsibility and international migration. She is a columnist for the magazine, and contributes regularly to the business press. She has presented the results of her research  in about 100 lectures on all continents.