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Guillermo Rivero has more than 20 years of managerial and consulting experience working with international development organizations, local non-profits, and private companies. His passion involves working with impactful NGOs and pattern-breaking businesses that contribute to the common good. In supporting organizational transformational processes, he has led change management initiatives, strategic planning processes, activity- based costing models, integrated financial plans, organizational sustainability efforts, and business development strategies.

Through initiatives funded by governmental agencies, private foundations, and multilateral donors including USAID, DfID, International Finance Corporation/World Bank, The Nature Conservancy, and SNV, Rivero has provided advisory services, technical assistance, and training in 20-plus countries of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Rivero teaches finance classes that combine sound theoretical financial principles, real-world decision-making situations, and active student engagement. He also teaches at Catholic University of America (Business Enterprise & Development and Nonprofit Management). In the past, he has also taught at Marymount University, University of Maryland – CIBER, Washington State University, and Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has co-authored six books and written several articles on organizational topics.

Currently, he works at Helen Keller International as Director for Finance and Budget. He has previously held managerial positions with Pact, Root Change, Telefonica, and DHL International.

Courses Taught

Course Description

Budget and Finance in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

This course provides an introduction to budgeting and financial and financial analysis in governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Topics to be covered include budget systems; improved management of resources; budgetary decision making including the activities of allocating, using, and accounting for resources, and activities associated with securing resources. The course will help to maximize organizations’ potential for mission impact and results, specifically focusing on measuring organizational performance and financial stewardship in terms of impact, performance budgets, and accountability. Students will also learn economics concepts that support budgetary and financial decision making, and practical financial management tools to improve stewardship among nonprofit and government managers and leaders.

Terms Taught

Spring 2022 - MIIS, MIIS Workshop

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Areas of Interest

Financial management, nonprofit effectiveness, social entrepreneurship, strategic management, international business, venture creation, and capacity building.


Academic Degrees

  • MBA, School of Management – Piura University, Peru & Navarra University - IESE, Spain
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Project Investment: Formulation and Appraisal, School of Public Management, Peru
  • BS in Economics, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega University, Peru

Professor Rivero has been teaching at the Institute since 2008.

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