MIT Sloan Executive Education
Certificate Holder Profile
S.G. Industrial Food Services
After a 37 career at AVON, a large multinational consumer products corporation, Amilcar Melendez decided to start a new business in the food processing sector. Before retiring, he was the Senior Vice-President and then President of AVON Latin America. The transition has presented him with new challenges from both a market perspective as well as an operations one. One of his most critical tasks is to create the infrastructure to be able to properly respond to market needs and expectations.
“The strategic and operational insight acquired at MIT has proved very valuable to meeting the challenges of a start-up business, especially in today’s current market scenario. I especially enjoyed the programs led by Arnoldo Hax, Gabriel Bitran, John Sterman, and David Simchi-Levi. The sharing of ideas among participants from different cultures, expertise, and backgrounds provided an excellent learning experience. The MIT faculty is a remarkable source of strategic innovation and operations strategy. The insights gained are extremely important for dealing with risks and opportunities in today’s very volatile and competitive environment.”