Aldo BoitanoEducated in Spain, Germany, Chile, and the United States were he received the National Honor Society Award in High School. Aldo holds a major and bachelor degree in Industrial Civic Engineer from the University of Chile.
As Vertical's (Latin America's Chile-based leading outdoor adventure-based education organization consisting of 4 organizations: Vertical Expeditions, Vertical Consulting, Institute Vertical and Fundación Vertical) Educational Director he designed and executed curriculums for internal training courses and developed new seminars and programs to be used in an educational sequence with 3rd grade throughout senior classes students. He increased in four years the number of kid and youth yearly participants from 300 to 4,000 and managed geographic expansion of program sites from one initial location to more than a dozen throughout Chile and Argentina. Also expanded the benefited participants from different places and countries, including northern and southern Chile, Argentina and USA.
As and Educational Outdoor Programs Director of Fundación Vertical (not-for-profit organization Santiago, Chile) He increased trough donations 25% of program-participants. Expanded program sites throughout Chile, Argentina, and Antarctica. Brought participants to Chile and Antarctica from remote places such as Toronto, Canada and Queens, NYC. Served as a counselor to the United World Colleges (UWC) and as an active member of the Americas Philanthropy Fund.
He is a member of the German Andean Club (DAV) and was Mountaineering Director from 1992 to 1994. He has delivered over 250 lectures on teamwork, leadership, and methodology instruction to top Chilean, Peruvian and US companies in the mining, oil, agriculture, computing, engineering, and telecommunications industries.
He was until march 2014 the CEO of Vertical Chile and as such he organized leadership ventures into Africa, Patagonia and Antarctica for MBA students and Alumni from Wharton Business School, MIT-Sloan, NYU-Stern as well as leadership seminars for Babson College, MA. He holds an MBA at UNC-Charlotte Belk School of Business and worked while in the US as an associate professor on International Business at UNC-Charlotte Belk School and after returning to Chile as a guest professor at the Business and Engineering Schools of Universidad de Chile, ESE, Universidad Catolica and Universidad Santo Tomas a s well as at the Instituto Vertical. Before rejoining Vertical in January 2011 as CEO; he was the President of the board at Vertical and CEO at Andacor the company that owns and runs the El Colorado and Farellones ski resorts in the outskirts of Santiago. Presently he is the executive director of Executive Development with in-company world class executive education programs and workshops and professor of MBA at Universidad de Chile.