Ricardo Berckemeyer

President and Chief Operating Officer

Richardo Berckemeyer serves as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Laureate and has been a key member of Laureate’s leadership since 2002. As President and COO, Mr. Berckemeyer leads Laureate’s global operations management. 

“Never underestimate the power of education. Securing social and economic prosperity is accelerated when learning is relevant, future-focused, and most importantly, accessible. Education has given me opportunities I would have never imagined, and it makes me so proud to see the students and graduates of Laureate’s many institutions making a serious impact in their communities and countries.”

Prior to assuming the position of president and COO in 2018, Mr. Berckemeyer held several leadership roles at Laureate, including Chief Operating Officer (March 2017 – January 2018); CEO, Latin America (2012 – 2017); CEO, Andean Region (2011 – 2012); and Senior Vice President for South America in Laureate’s Latin America division (2002 – 2010).

Mr. Berckemeyer received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidad del Pacifico (Peru) and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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