Halia Valladares Montemayor joined Capilano University in July 2016. Prior to this, Halia served as the chair of Mount Royal University's International Business & Supply Chain Management department and chair of the Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit and Aviation department, also at Mount Royal University.
Halia earned her doctorate degree in economics and business administration from Burgos University in Spain, a master's degree in international trade and a master of science in international logistics from Texas A&M International University.
A university professor and scholar for the past 13 years, Halia holds international business experience in the private sector, and is also a certified international trade professional through the Forum of International Trade Training (FITT).
Halia is a well-regarded speaker and author, sharing her expertise at several international research conferences and authoring a number of research publications for journals in Mexico, Spain, Canada, Venezuela and Colombia.