Board of Directors

After working for decades as an executive leader in private industry and government, Mr. Jorge Rosenblut now works as an independent consultant to help clients incubate growth, encourage evolution from legacy practice, and transform business models to manage disruption and re-emerge in their industries.

From 2000 to 2015, Mr. Rosenblut acted as president and held Chairman of the Board roles within Enel Group (Endesa Spain), a global energy leader. One of his key accomplishments was helping to direct the $16 billion split of Enersis into two separate entities – Enersis America and Enersis Chile, the largest corporate split ever executed in Latin America.

Prior to joining the ranks of corporate executives, Mr. Rosenblut held leadership roles in the Chilean government in the 1990s. He received his master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School in 1985, and that year joined the World Bank in Washington, DC.

Mr. Rosenblut has been a Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Americas since 2014rosen and is currently serving as Chairman of the Board. He is based in Miami, Florida, and is the proud parent of a daughter who is currently completing her MBA at Columbia University in New York City, and a son who recently completed his BA at Washington University, Saint Louis, and is now exploring his early roots in Chile.

Jorge Rosenblut
Chairman

Consultant
Chile

Theodore E. Gildred, Chairman Emeritus Chairman of the Board, The Lomas Santa Fe Group Theodore E. Gildred was appointed United States Ambassador to Argentina in 1986 and served under both the Reagan and Bash Administrations until June of 1989. Mr. Gildred is the founder and Chairman of the Board of The Lomas Santa Fe Group, a San Diego based network of privately held real estate holding and development companies. He serves on the Board of Directors of North American Airlines, and the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Area Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Since completing his State Department assignment, Ambassador Gildred has returned home to San Diego. He and his wife, Heidi, live on the beach in Encinitas, California. Mr. Gildred’s family moved to San Diego in 1914 and established businesses in both the United States and Mexico. Mr. Gildred was born in Mexico City in 1935, and attended schools in Mexico and Southern California. Following military service in Germany, he earned a degree in 1959 from Stanford University and, subsequently, did post-graduate language studies at the Sorbone and the University of Heidelberg. Mr. Gildred worked in Mexico as administrator of family businesses before starting The Lomas Santa Fe Group in the sixties. In 1967, he became president of the Gildred Foundation, which has made substantial contributions to scientific research, education, health care, and community improvement in the United States and Latin America. More frequently, the Gildred Foundation focused on Latin American affairs, establishing chairs for Latin American studies at Stanford University and the University of California San Diego. In 1979, Mr. Gildred formed the Torrey Prines Bank, which became one of the largest independent banks in San Diego before being sold to Wells Fargo Bank in 1990. Mr. Gildred then joined the Board of Directors of Security Pacific National Bank and served until 1993 at which time he became part of the Bank of America Board of Directors through 1994. In the early eighties, Mr. Gildred was instrumental in founding the Institute of the Americas on the campus of the University of Calfiornia, San Diego. He served as chairman of its Board of Governors until he was appointed Ambassador to Argentina and rejoined the Board upon his return in 1989. In 1981, Mr. Gildred piloted a 1942 Stinson Reliant airplane, the “Ecuador II” on a 4600 mile flight from San Diego to Quito, duplicating the historic flight made by his father fifty years earlier, which led to the establishment of the first air mail system in Ecuador in 1931. He was subsequently awarded the honorary Command Pilot wings of the Ecuadorian Air Force by, then President, León Febres Cordero. In 1992, President Carlos Menem of Argentina awarded Ambassador Gildred the Orden de Mayo al Mérito, en Grado de Gran Cruz for the significant contribution he made to broadening and strengthening relations between Argentina and the United States. Ambassador Gildred has been a speaker at many international conferences and YPO and CEO Universities around the world and he continues to travel extensively in his capacity as president of the InterAmericana Group, a consulting firm specializing in the development of business opportunities throughout the Americas.

Theodore E. Gildred
Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Chairman of the Board
Lomas Santa Fe Inc.

Full Board of Directors

Jorge Rosenblut  (Chairman)
Consultant
Chile

José Fimbres Mendoza  (Vice Chairman)
Executive Committee Member
Grupo Calimax S.A. de C.V.
Mexico

Malin Burnham
Vice Chairman
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
USA

Javade Chaudhri
Partner
Jones Day
USA

Nelson W. Cunningham
President and Co-Founder
McLarty Associates
USA

Enrique García
President
Council of International Relations of Latin America (RIAL)
Former Executive President
Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
Bolivia

Theodore E. Gildred
Chairman
Lomas Santa Fe Inc.
USA

Theodore Gildred III
President & CEO
The Lomas Santa Fe Group & BV Resorts
USA and Mexico

Rolando González-Bunster
Chairman and CEO
InterEnergy
Dominican Republic

Richard C. Hojel
President and CEO
Corporación Frigus-Therme S.A. de C.V.
and Algas Industries
Mexico

Pradeep Khosla
Chancellor
University of California San Diego
USA

Clay Neff
President
Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production
USA

Luis Plata
(Former Minister of Commerce)
Founder and CEO
GPLT
Colombia

Maria Sendra
Partner
Greenberg Traurig
USA

Christopher Sladen, PhD, CBE
Former Energy Industry Executive
United Kingdom

Santiago T. Soldati
Consultant
Argentina

Paulo Sotero
Director
Brazil Institute
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

USA

Alberto Völlmer
Chairman and CEO
Santa Teresa Rum Company 
Venezuela

Mary Walshok
Associate Vice Chancellor, Public Programs
Dean, University Extension
University of California San Diego
USA

David R. Weaver
(Chairman Emeritus)
Managing Director and
Chairman of the Board
Intercap Energy Systems
USA

Charles J. Wortman
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
USA

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