Sunday, February 3, 2013
DAY FIVE: GEO-PARK
We could not wish a better wrap-up meeting! The GEO-PARK office is located in a great area where it owns a beautiful old building. The presentation and a round table discussion were conducted by Miguel Patrico Aylwin and Luciele Marks Oliverski.
The company is founded and owned by two outstanding businessmen: Mr. Gerald E. O’Shaughnessy from Wichita, KS (GEO) and Mr. Park (PARK). The company signed contracts with governments of Latin America countries for gas and oil exploration and extraction. All natural resources are owned by the government of Chile. GEO-PARK has oil production and treatment facilities in Chile, Colombia and Argentina covering 3.9 million acres.
GEO-PARK is a private company which practices social responsibility to people of Latin America: It creates value and gives back. All employees are shareholders of the company and take pride in its growth and positive impact on the environment and people’s lives.
All of us are very grateful to Mr. O’Shaughnessy for inviting the MGLM graduating class to visit his company.
This visit concludes our business residency in Chile, a beautiful country with endless opportunities.
We took lots of pictures and will post some of them shortly.
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Posted by Dr. Valentina Chappell at 10:08 AM
Friday, February 1, 2013
DAY FOUR January 31
Three business meetings today:
IATA - the International Air Transport Association which has 240 members thus representing 84% of air traffic.
The country manager Ms. Heather McDonald explained that she came to Santiago from Canada as a graduating student for her business residency and never left Chile. Now she is representing IATA all over the world. Most students work in the aircraft industry and they found the information provided by the speaker very interesting and helpful.
The second meeting took place in the business unit of the airport. Ms. Maria Elena Cooper, PR and Communications, and her team covered the operational, managerial and regulatory aspects of business.
After lunch, students went to Clinica Las Condes. The Medical ServIce Director May Chomall presentation dealt with private and public hospital systems and the healthcare systems in Chile.
Posted by Dr. Valentina Chappell at 6:18 AM
Thursday, January 31, 2013
DAY O NE January 28, 2013
Mr. Alfredo Worner, Sectorialista e-Commerce & Retail Departamento Commercio de Servicios, had an hour and a half long round table discussion with our students. ProChile is funded by the Chilean Glovernment and is tasked with attracting foreign direct investments and new businesses to he country.
Mr. Worner explained that Chile had to become an exporting country because the purchasing power of neighboring countries in Latin America was very low. As of now, Chile does not have a trade deficit due to the high price of copper. Mining is still one of the most important industries that supports the economic health of the country.
Students were also interested in how the health care and pension systems are operating in Chile.
Posted by Dr. Valentina Chappell at 11:31 AM