Luis Fernando Villalba is a faculty member at the Capilano School of Business with almost fifteen years of teaching experience in the following fields: business, economics, history, Latin American studies, and Spanish and Developmental Studies. Luis earned a Bachelors of Science and Arts from the University of Maryland in Business and Economics, a Master’s of Arts in Latin American Studies at the University of Kansas, as well as a Master’s of Arts in Teaching Business and Economics at Piedmont College in Athens, GA. He is ABD in the Doctoral Program at the University of Kansas. He is also a certified High School teacher in the State of Georgia, in the Province of Ontario (holding an OCT professional designation) and in the Province of British Columbia.
He has held high profile positions at the Board of the World Bank and the Global Environmental Facility in Washington, D.C., as well as Chief Monetary Officer at the Central Bank of Paraguay, and President and Chancellor of Universidad del Pacifico in Paraguay. He has a passion for travelling, doing development and teaching. In the last three years he has done development and research work in Paraguay, Argentina, China, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Chile, Uruguay and Canada. His latest areas of research concentration are agribusiness – stevia – as a sweetener and as a natural fertilizer as well as international entrepreneurship. He is married to Lourdes Pereira, also an educator and has a son, Sebastian, who is the sun of their lives.