Niels Ketelhohn is a professor of Strategy and Competitiveness at INCAE. He obtained his doctorate from Harvard, where his research was supervised by Prof. Michael E. Porter. He also has a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and another degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Costa Rica. A research associate of Harvard Business School’s Strategy Institute, he has also been an adjunct professor at Tufts University in Boston. He served as Dean of MBA programs at INCAE and is currently the Director of the Research Center. He has published in the Harvard Business Review America Latina, the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy and the Journal of Economic Geography. He has been a member of the board of Grupo Corporativo Pérez in Panama and Café Soluble in Nicaragua; and a member of Nicaragua’s Presidential Comission on Competitiveness.