Dr. Jordan is an educator and mountaineer, President of Vertical S.A., and Chairman of the Chilean National Foundation for the Alleviation of Poverty. Dr. Jordan was nominated by Time magazine in 1995 as "one of the 100 young leaders for the new millennium," and led the first successful South American expedition to Mt. Everest and K2. He has applied the leadership and team-building skills needed to climb the world's most challenging mountains to business and education. Dr. Jordan is a civil and industrial engineer, earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Administration from Oxford University, and is a lecturer in Innovation Processes and Management at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. In January 2008, Rodrigo will join a National Geographic team for the Larsen Ice Shelf Expedition which seeks to document the impact of climate change on the lesser-known side of the Antarctica Peninsula. This event took place October 30, 2007 at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA.