María Paola Podestá Correa

Head International Business Department
University EAFIT

Academic with 20 years of experience in management and teaching in higher education institutions, research and consulting. She has worked in the sectors of culture, banking, gastronomy and airlines. She is currently Chair of the International Business Department in Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia.
She has directed the academic area of the Center forInnovation and Entrepreneurship -CICE-in Universidad EAFIT and was responsible for education and research in Entrepreneurship in the same University. She has carried out multiple research in the fields of Cultural and Creative Industries in Colombia and America, she has published in specialized international journals and has been a speaker at national and international conferences on the topic of Cultural Industries and International Entrepreneurship.
She is a Full Professor at Universidad EAFIT in the areas of Administrative Thinking and Organizations, and International Entrepreneurship in the MBA, the MIB, the Master in Social Innovation and Territorial Development, and the Specialization in Product Design Management.
She has been a consultant in national and international projects on topics of cultural and creative companies, entrepreneurship, management, and others; has been appointed as jury in national and international entrepreneurship competitions.
She holds an MSc in Management and is currently at the final stage of her DCEA.