Ricardo Ernst Parent’14,’18,’21

Washington, D.C.

Patrick Healy Award


Ricardo Ernst, Ph.D., has served the McDonough School of Business since 1987.

After obtaining a civil engineering degree from the Universidad Católica Andres Bello, a MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, and a master’s and Ph.D. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Ernst has held many positions at Georgetown. He is the Baratta Chair in Global Business, professor of operations and global logistics, former deputy dean of Georgetown McDonough, managing director of the Global Business Initiative and the Latin American Board, and co-director of the Global Logistics Research Program. Organizations that have benefitted from his expertise in strategic analysis of logistics systems include: the Pan American Health Organization, EX-IM Bank, World Bank, General Motors, Michelin, Rockwool, Casa Cuervo, FEMSA, and Wal-Mart.

 Ernst has authored more than 25 publications in top academic journals; co-authored two books, Global Operations and Logistics and Innovation in Emerging Markets; and is editor-in-chief of Globalization, Competitiveness, and Governability, a virtual journal.

 Ernst has received the Outstanding Teacher Award within the International Executive MBA program and the Joseph F. Le Moine Award for Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Excellence.

 He and his wife Isabel (I'86, MBA'88) are the parents of three Hoyas.