Germán Ramírez García, Ed. D

HIGHER EDUCATION CONSULTANT

 

Locations:

USA | EUROPE | LATAM

Phone:

+1-786-769-3896 | +34-606-587-437

 

Email:

german@grgedu.com

Website:

www.grgedu.com

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Welcome!

 

Thanks for visiting this site, where you can learn more about me. After 30+ years of successful professional trajectory in the public and private sectors, in 2017 I started my consulting practice in Higher Education and will be happy to assist you.

 

My areas of specialty are:

Growth
Strategies
Organizational Effectiveness
Digital Learning
Solutions
International
Partnerships
EDUCATION
1997-2005

Doctor of Education

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Concentration: Higher Education Administration and Social Policy

1997-1998

Master of Education

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Concentration: Higher Education Administration and Policy. 

1 9 8 4 -1986

Master in Public Administration

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Spain

1 9 8 1 -1984

Law Degree

UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES, Colombia

1 9 7 6 -1981

BBA Degree

CESA BUSINESS SCHOOL, Colombia

EXPERIENCE
 
 
 
2017-present

Principal

GRG EDUCATION, Miami & Madrid

Expert consultancy in higher education. Areas of focus: Strategy, business & product development, organizational effectiveness, leadership & talent development, digital learning solutions and international partnerships.

2015-2017

Chief Academic Officer, Europe

LAUREATE EDUCATION, Madrid

Led the implementation across 7 countries of a common academic model based on 4 pillars--Internationality, Experiential Learning, Personalization and Innovation—and a digital teaching strategy to  enhance the learning experience of 60k students and strengthen the competitive advantage of Laureate's institutions in the region.

2008-2015

President, Network Products & Services

LAUREATE EDUCATION, Miami

Led the creation of a corporate unit key to the IP and treasury strategy, including an off-shore software development and customer service facility and  $100+ M portfolio of digital products & services for students, faculty and staff in 80+ institutions across  25 countries. 

2006-2008

President

UDLA (Laureate Education), Santiago,Chile

Led the post-acquisition integration and achieved the first institutional accreditation of this 26k students, multi-campus, comprehensive university after winning a complex and politically charged appeal process at the National Higher Education Council.

2004-2006

President, Central America

LAUREATE EDUCATION, San Jose, Costa Rica

Led the post-acquisition integration into a global network of 5 business units in Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras. Set up the governance and management mechanisms through which these units achieved and exceeded its business / academic objectives.  

2002-2004

Vice President, Network Development

SYLVAN LEARNING SYSTEMS, Baltimore

Designed and set into motion the organizational mechanisms to enhance collaboration across fast-growing university network via student and faculty exchanges and the promotion, harvesting and dissemination of best practices.  

2000-2002

Director Strategic Planning

SYLVAN LEARNING SYSTEMS, Baltimore

Core member of the CEO's team that developed and launched the business, commercial and network strategy for the new Sylvan International Universities venture 

1995 - 1997

Vice Rector

CESA BUSINESS SCHOOL, Bogota

Reporting to the Rector, led the academic operations of a top-ranked B-school, including faculty selection, curricular planning, accreditation & quality assurance and internationalization strategy.

1994 - 1995

Dean (I), School of International Commerce

1990 - 1994

Administrative Director

1988 - 1990

Administrative Director

1982 - 1988

Director of Personnel (82-86) & Director of Planning (86-88)

SERGIO ARBOLEDA UNIVERSITY, Bogota

Responsible for academic programming, faculty hiring and evaluation, and student satisfaction of a newly funded school within a comprehensive university.

SALUD COLMENA, Bogota

Led the development and implementation of administrative processes and IT systems, and  a network of health care providers to enable nation-wide operation.

SISTEMA 4 LTD, Bogota

Coordinated a project to revamp the corporate image and remodel 50+ branch offices for a leading national bank.

COLOMBIA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

Implemented modern HR and budgeting  practices to increase the effectiveness of these two critical administrative units.

PARTNERS

To better assist clients with proven market-ready tools, I work with specialized partners in several domains. Together we are able to offer effective solutions to your needs.

Ethical & Trustworthy Leader

Persuasive Communicator

Enthusiastic Self-Starter

Inspirational Team-builder

Insightful & Creative Thinker 

Disciplined & Pragmatic Doer

Assertive & Solutions Driven

Bilingual English- Spanish

 
SKILLS HIGHLIGHTS
 
 
TESTIMONIALS

 ... you have left an indelible mark on this company and can always count yourself amongst those who set the opening spirit, vision and values for a company with a beautiful purpose... 

 

... you exemplify the integrity, passion and commitment that made it possible for Laureate to become a reality..."

Doug Becker,
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Laureate Education

"

... I have really enjoyed working and learning from you... 

... you have been generous with your wisdom and sense of fun; a pleasure to work with always with quality of Education and student purpose at the centre..." 

 

Linda Brown 

CEO, Australia and New Zeland

Laureate International Universities 

"

... I was touched by your sincere devotion to our universities in Europe...

 

...you have provided the strategic means for teamwork, growth and academic excellence... 

 

... I am grateful for all you have done, and pledge my best efforts in continuing your leadership in the domain of education...."

Kostas Gouliamos

Rector

European University of Cyprus 
 

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CONTACT ME

Germán A. Ramírez, Ed. D

HIGHER EDUCATION CONSULTANT

Phone:

+1-786-769-3896 | +34-606-587-437

Email:

german@grgedu.com

Website:

www.grgedu.com

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