– Paulo Goelzer, PhD
– President of IGA Coca-Cola Institute
– Director of Leadership Development Program
Paulo Goelzer joined IGA in 1994 and focused his attention on international growth, licensee development, and global learning. Today, he is the President of the IGA Coca-Cola Institute, a corporate university that provides the international retail industry with learning & development programs.
The Institute serves more than 10,000 retail businesses, providing learning strategies, online courses, coaching and leadership development. As a consultant he worked with executives and business owners to foster and refine effective organizational culture, design and implement learning programs, corporate universities, and leadership development. He manages the ongoing production of strategic course curricula, including determining budgets, selecting vendors and securing subject matter experts, and acts as the leadership development facilitator and coach for multiple companies and executives.
Paulo began his career in the food industry very early, working in his family’s food business. He was also a Senior Strategy and Consumer Package Goods Industry Consultant for a German/Brazilian consulting company, a researcher and consultant for the Brazilian Wholesaler Association (ABAD) and a marketing director for a CPG company.
He is a Visiting Scholar in postdoctoral program at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Business at UNISINOS in Brazil. He served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar for the PhD program in Organization Development at Benedictine University, and adjunct professor at UNISC -Brasil . Contributed numerous articles on management, organizational culture, learning & development, and leadership. He co-authored the textbook Distribuição de Classe Mundial (IMAM) and a chapter in Advances in Global Leadership (Elsevier Science).