The Brains Behind the Book

Carolina Arriagada Peters, one of the very first international consultants specialising in Aftercare and Post-Investment, advises public and private sectors on how to maximise long-term foreign direct investment. A former practitioner at London & Partners, the international promotional agency of the British capital, Carolina is the Managing Director of Cities & Collaboration and Founder of fdiCampus and provides tailored strategy consultancy, training and mentoring to FDI executives globally. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications, an MBA from Universidad Adolfo Ibanez and a MA from Westminster University.

David Coble is a Senior Economist at the Central Bank of Chile. His main research interests are International Economics and Applied Macroeconomics. He was previously the Chief Economist and Head of Research at InvestChile—the Chilean Government’s Foreign Investment Promotion Agency—where he worked developing the first Investment and Business Climate Survey and a system for evaluating the impact of InvestChile’s services to foreign companies. He holds a bachelor and a master degrees in economics from the University of Chile, and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.

Tobi Li is Assistant Professor of Strategy at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School, USA. His main research focus is corporate strategy and international business, covering topics that include alliances, contracting, stakeholder management, and organizational learning. Prior to academia, he worked in the energy sector, where he was involved in helping formulate foreign investment and diversification strategies. He holds a PhD in Strategy from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, an MPhil in business economics from Cambridge University, and a BA in economics from Brown University.

Brendan Lewis is the President of RealSAM Inc in the United States, an Artificial Intelligence business with operations in the US, the UK, Australia and Italy.  He was previously a foreign investor into Vietnam, Indonesia and Romania as well as representing Greater London in Australia for investment attraction, for 6 years. He holds qualifications in Information Systems from Curtin University and Accounting from Monash University, Australia.

Special thanks to Rob Dean who supported us during the whole process of writing the book.

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