Dean of the Year

Beta Gamma Sigma recognizes the best in business through our programs, awards, and events. It is crucial for us to recognize those individuals who play a leading role in Beta Gamma Sigma members becoming the best in business: our Deans.

The Dean of the Year Award is a recognition awarded by Beta Gamma Sigma to an outstanding Dean who made significant contributions to the success of his or her chapter while supporting the Beta Gamma Sigma mission throughout the course of the academic year.

Beta Gamma Sigma invites our Highest Honors Chapters to nominate their Deans to be honored as a recipient of the Dean of the Year Award.


Enrique Ramírez Robledo Ph.D.

Dean School of Business and Economics at Universidad ICESI

Economist, Master in International Business and Ph.D. in Management from Tulane University

Enrique Ramirez Robledo has extensive experience in managing educational programs, teaching and leading cross-cultural academic activities in different countries. He teaches Global Strategy, International Business and Innovation at ICESI and at international universities such as: Tulane, ESAN, Montpellier and U. de Chile. 

Dean Ramirez Robledo is a member of the CLADEA Steering Committee and the AACSB Latin American Council. Previous working positions include commercial experience in the banking sector and the design of development projects for NGOs. He has written several teaching cases indexed in Harvard Business Publishing and his research has focused on intercultural competence.

Dean Ramirez Robledo has been fundamental in the development of the Universidad ICESI BGS chapter, that was recognized as the winner of Beta Gamma Sigma’s 2023 Silver Outstanding Chapter Award. He has motivated the group to be increasingly united to generate more projects that make the Icesi BGS Chapter internationally renowned. For example, he has been a key player in supporting the design of the LIFS Challenge, which is the main academic activity that the Icesi BGS chapter does annually. It is based on four fundamental pillars (Leadership, Innovation, Finance and Strategy) and groups of students from recognized universities solve real business problems that are presented by well-known organizations.

Finally, students as well as former BGS members recognized the role of Dean Ramirez Robledo in forging bonds of friendship and commitment among BGS members, while trying to make each member a leader who has a positive impact and takes ownership of their responsibilities.