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Professor of Business Policy
Academic Director of the Senior Executive Program for Latin America
Profesor del Centro de Gobernabilidad y Transparencia
Matthias Kleinhempel served as a fulltime professor at IAE Business School from 1999 to 2002. In Marchi 2009 he rejoined IAE, where he currently teaches at MBA and the Excecutive Education programs and serves as Academic Director of several international programs.
He holds an MBA from IAE Business School and a Law Degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany. His research focuses on corporate governance, good business practices, compliance program rollouts, regional strategies, and the organization of international companies in Latin America.
He worked as a lawyer specializing in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings in Germany and as advisor to foreign investors in Argentina. He also served in a number of positions at Siemens: he was President and CEO of Siemens Venezuela and simultaneously CFO for Siemens in the Andean Region; President of the Cables Division, with responsibility for the worldwide business; and CEO and President of Siemens in Argentina, simultaneously serving as CFO in the Mercosur Region.
He is the City of Hamburg's honorary representative (HamburgAmbassador) in Argentina. He serves as a member of the Board of the Argentine-German University Center, and FUNDES Argentina. He is also part of the UN-PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption: "Developing Anti Corruption Guidelines for Curriculum Change".
He has served as President of the Argentine-German Chamber of Commerce, as Vice President of the EU Business Group in Argentina and as President of IAE's Alumni Association.
His academic and consulting activities focus on
Good Business Practices & Compliance
Global and Regional Strategies of Multinational Companies in Latin America