Rodrigo Jordan, PhD

Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School; Executive Vice President, Vertical SA

About Rodrigo:

Rodrigo Jordan is widely recognized in Latin America for his work in leadership and innovation. He is the author of Leadership: From Theory to Practice (Spanish, Prentice-Hall 2008) and he is the host of "Leadership in Person," a TV show for Canal 13, interviewing Chile's most important leaders. In addition, he serves as Professor of Innovation Process and Management in the MBA program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile School of Business. Jordan regularly runs seminars on leadership and the development of high performance teams to a wide variety of clients throughout Latin America and beyond, including extensive work with the Wharton Leadership Ventures program.

Jordan is considered one of Chile's most accomplished mountaineers, having led several successful expeditions to the Himalayas and Antarctica. Jordan has authored a number of books and documentaries based on these expeditions including Everest: The Challenge of A Dream, K2: The Ultimate Challenge, Planet Antarctica, and One Day in Chile.

Rodrigo Jordan holds a PhD in Organizational Administration from Oxford University.

Executive Education Programs Taught

Advanced Management Program
Technology, globalization, and constant change have made the job of leading a business more exciting, complex, and demanding. If you are leading, or are in line to lead your firm, Wharton’s flagship program empowers you to define and act on your purpose as a leader and strengthen your strategic prowess. Receive alumni status.

Creating and Leading High-Performing Teams
Develop your ability to build, effectively lead, and successfully sustain high-performance teams. Explore team dynamics both in the classroom, using the latest research and casework, and in highly experiential exercises.