Angélica Sánchez, MBA, Ph.D.



Certified National Researcher                                        Ecuador                       

Ecuadorian Secretary of Scientific Research


Ph.D in Management (Outstanding CUM LAUDE)                                       

Rey Juan Carlos University                                            Madrid-Spain

MBA program                                                 

Rey Juan Carlos University                                           Madrid- Spain

BSc in International Business with a minor in Marketing (CUM LAUDE)

Espiritu Santo University (UEES)                                Guayas-Ecuador

Diploma in Asian and Japanese Studies                                                           

Kansai Gaidai University                                               Osaka, Japan


Relevant Merits

Academic Publications

Lines of research

Social responsibility                     ICT                  Economic development          Gender studies

Scientific Articles

Journal Citation Report and Scopus indexed articles

Iberoamerican indexed articles

Books (Peer-reviewed)

Book Chapters (Peer-reviewed)


Pacari- Ecuadorian Company 

Pacari Chocolate: Preserving biodiversity, living without regret (with Kerpel, A. and Lupton, N.). Editorial Emerald Emerging  Markets Case Studies – Reino Unido.

Pacari Chocolate Ecuador: B(enefits) Certification (with Lupton, N. and Palma, C.). Editorial Ivey Publishing – Canadá.

Solubles Instantáneos -Ecuadorian Company 

Solubles Instantaneos C.A.: A proud heritage, looking to the future (with Lupton, N. and Larreta T.). Editorial Ivey Publishing – Canadá. Selected for EFMD 2018 Case Competition in the Latin American Business Cases category

Cervecería Nacional- Multinational Company

Álava-Larrea, M.M and Sanchez-Riofrio, A.M. (2016). Cervecería Nacional: A commitment to sustainable development in Ecuador. Ciencia UNEMI Journal, 9 (17), 11-20. 

Mutualista Pichincha – Ecuadorian Company 

Altamirano-Velásquez, A.; Rendón-Salazar, A.; Sanchez-Riofrio, A.M. (2015). Corporate social responsibility: The case of Mutualista Pichincha. Revista de Ciencias Estratégicas Journal, 23 (33), 31- 40.


Professional and Research Experience

September 2014- Espiritu Santo University (UEES)                                          Samborondon-Ecuador

  Present        Associate Professor -Business School

            • Director of five research projects (two projects currently active).

             • Ex-Director of the Strategy and Social Responsibility Initiative of the First Doctoral Program in Business Administration

             • Undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate professor in face-to-face, virtual and hybrid modality.

             • Tutor and reviewer of graduate and postgraduate thesis.

    • Reviewer of research programs, projects, and scientific articles in national and international conferences and journals.


April 2019-   Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM)                                            Madrid-Spain

      Present           Co-director Doctoral Thesis


January 2019-   Universidad del Rosario                                                                      Bogota-Colombia

      Present         Invited Professor for the Ph.D. program in Management Science

          • Reviewer of doctoral thesis

           • Guest lecturer on Ethics and Social Responsibility course

           • Member of the project "Regional Learning Community" financed by ICETEX


May 2018 -    Colombian Observatory of Science and Technology                              Bogota-Colombia

    Present               Evaluator of Research Proposals in Colombia


January 2018-  EQ-Lab – Think tank                                                                          Guayaquil-Ecuador

Present           Partner-Founder

  Train researchers

  • Develop research with applications in Ecuadorian companies.



February 2017-   National Council of Higher Education-CES                                      Quito-Ecuador

     Present             Reviewer of career and research programs in Ecuador 


July 2003 –        Foundation for Assistance to Women and Families at Risk           Guayaquil-Ecuador

      Present              Partner-Founder

            Entrepreneurship talks for poor women.

              • Consultancies for different social associations.

              • Support in different activities of social nature with the main focus on women and their families.

January 2009-  SanRioDent – Importer and Distributor of Orthodontic products    Guayaquil-Ecuador December 2019 Partner-Founder

                                 • Company’s strategic planning

                                      • Monitoring annual goals.