Areas of Expertise
- Corporate Governance
- Next Generation Development
- Succession Planning
Legacy in family enterprises is nurtured through a mindful blend of cherished tradition and visionary progression.
Oscar Paez is a consultant with The Family Business Consulting Group experienced in management, finance, succession planning, next generation development and corporate governance.
He has worked with Multilatinas, family offices and enterprising families and has held positions at financial companies such as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse, Ultralat, Alpax, and UBS, where he headed the Colombian Office until 2020.
Oscar was the CEO of Productos Alimenticios el Galpon, a manufacturer of animal feed and pet food and a member of the Board of Directors of Family Business Network USA and the Scuba Therapeutic Institute. He has served on boards such as ANDI’s food industry chamber, Concentrados el Galpón, Crispy Fruits, Swiss Colombian Chamber of Commerce, and Family Business Network Colombia. He has co-founded Be Close and Ipsa Earth Good, demonstrating his commitment to making a positive impact.
Education and Certifications
Oscar holds a BBA degree in International Finance and Marketing and a master’s in international administration from the University of Miami. He has also taken complementary training courses at FFI, INALDE, Los Andes´ University, Kansas State University, Cesa, Kennesaw State University, Family Firm Institute and Insead. Oscar is a member of the Next Generation committee of the Family Business Network and founded the Alumni Chapter for the University of Miami in Colombia, where he served as president for two terms.
He has lived in various countries including the US, Germany, Switzerland, France, Mexico and Colombia, where he is originally from. Oscar relocated from Columbia to Miami after his son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to be closer to him. Oscar enjoys photography, bike riding and flying small aircraft. He has been a diver for over 25 years, professionally since 2012 and is currently a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and advocate for water conservation, neurodiversity and the benefits of diving for all.