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Pedro E. Carrillo

Senior Lecturer    

MIPP, John Hopkins University
BS, Central University of Venezuela


International public policy
Bilateral and multilateral negotiations
International business
International financial institutions


Pedro E. Carrillo C. has dual citizenship in Venezuela and the United States, with thirty years experience in diplomatic relations in financial institutions for regional development, bilateral and multi-lateral negotiation and U.S. congressional relations. He has served in the Venezuelan Foreign Service for more than 20 years. He has also served as a Program Coordinator in San José de Costa Rica for the Inter-American Development Bank and worked for government agencies and private banking institutions.

His graduate work was done at the School of Advanced International Studies “SAIS” of the Johns Hopkins University in International Public Policy. Carillo has been teaching for The Institute of International Business of the J. Mack Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University since January 1996, and was also an Adjunct Professor at Oglethorpe University teaching for their MBA program. He has been a guest speaker at many universities and institutions in various countries:

  • Argentina: Universidad del Salvador, Fundación Bank Boston, and CEMA.
  • Colombia: Cámara de Comercio de Cali / PROEXPORT.
  • Costa Rica: The Autonomous Central American University, UACA, and La Unversidad Para La Paz.
  • Chile: Universidad Diego Portales.
  • Egypt: University of Alexandria’s PMBA and the Cairo Cohort.
  • South Africa: University of Pretoria.
  • USA: Georgetown University, American University, The Foreign Service Institute at the U.S. Department of State, the Graduate School of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Towson State University, and Central Virginia Community College.
  • Venezuela, Universidad del Zulia, and Universidad de Los Andes, among others.

The combination of both professional experience and academic achievement has proven to be an excellent instrument to convey theory applied to real life situations. He is now teaching full-time a variety of courses (BUSA 3000 – Globalization & Business Practices, IB3090 – Introduction to International Business, IB 4020 – International Trade Management, IB8090 – International Business Environment, and MBBUS 670 – Global Enterprise) at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He is also co-director in the coordination and execution of the Study Abroad Programs: Management in Transition Economies: The Case of Eastern Europe (IB 8410/IB 4410); Management in Different World Regions: The Case of South America, Argentina and Brazil (IB4410/IB8410); and has also directed two PMBA Study Abroad Programs to South Africa: International Business in Emerging Economies, The Case of South Africa.

He is co-founder and director of USLAT, the U.S. Latin America Trade Initiatives, working with Latin American companies entering the U.S. market and American companies doing business in Latin America.

He is a member of the Academy of International Business; the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association; and the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.

He was elected to serve in the GSU Senate, representing the Institute of International Business for three consecutive terms, serving in the Budget, Commencement, Cultural Diversity, and the Admissions and Standards committees. He also was appointed by the Dean of the College of Business to the Study Abroad Advisory Committee.

He is a member of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce since 2002. He also serves in the Global Commerce Council of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and has been a guest speaker for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

He has being a licensed Real Estate salesperson for the state of Georgia since 1994, and a Real Estate Instructor since March of 2002. He is a member of the Metro South Board of Realtors and the Georgia Realtors Educators Association. In addition, he teaches for the Graduate Realtor Institute of the Georgia Association of Realtors.


David Bruce, Pedro Carrillo, and Joao Sombra, “Challenges of Executive Education in Latin America”, in Ilan Alon (ed.) Business Education and Emerging Markets: Perspectives and Best Practices, Kluwer (2004)