Mayra Addison joined the faculty in 2012 and teaches at the Masters in Integral Economic Development Management program in the School of Business and Economics. Mayra Addison advised both government and private utilities on a vast range of issues from overall sector restructuring strategies to specific technical, operational, regulatory, legal, contractual, and transactional aspects of electricity distribution and generation, water treatment and distribution, telecommunications and transportation. She conducted several transactions involving the introduction of private sector to traditionally state-owned systems. The projects entailed assisting governments in developing countries to devise strategies to attract private sector participation, creating the enabling regulatory framework to stimulate investment, improving tariff setting methodologies, strengthening the capacity of government institutions and developing a sustainable implementation strategy. Some of the projects involved structuring concession contracts, capital investment structures, joint-venture agreements, valuation, asset assessment, tariff adjustment issues and base price of companies being sold in competitive bids. Prior to teaching, Mrs. Addison worked at Stone & Webster as an Associate Director, at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as an Investment officer and at Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P as a Senior Consultant.
Mrs. Addison holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the University of Buenos Aires.
“Having worked in so many developing countries and seeing the need for a true integral approach, where the human person is the center of the solution tailored for each problem, I rejoice in being able to transfer to the new generation of leaders in development my hands-on experience in transforming the infrastructure, the institutions and the regulations in the context of Catholic University’s Department of Economics unique approach.”