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Hector Hidalgo

Executive Director of Community Outreach, Co-Director YouthActionNet Chile
Andres Bello University

Hector is currently the Executive Director of Community Outreach at Andres Bello University.  He graduated as a Civil and Systems Engineer from Federico Santa Maria Technical University (UTFSM).  He also has a diploma in Higher Education Management from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), an MBA from Adolfo Ibanez University (UAI), and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from UTFSM. 

Hector has worked as an engineer in consulting firms and was also the Executive Director of UTFSM’s Alumni Network.  He has been an adjunct professor at both UTFSM and UAI.  Later in his career he served as the Director of the Center for Professional Development at UTFSM, as well as leading a series of projects financed by the Chilean Ministry of Education. He is currently serving in a volunteer position as a member of the Network of Mentors of the International Institute for Business Innovation (3ie).

His principal interests include project and team leadership, fundraising, education, higher education management, spin-offs, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, social innovation, mentoring, science and technology.