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David Garza

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Tec is tantamount to resilience, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship thanks to its people who have made it possible.

July 2020

It thrills me to see young people full of enthusiasm to keep preparing themselves to build a better future.

July, 2017

Universities that make the greatest impact are those committed to training, research and their connection with society.

May 2021



President Garza has a bachelor’s degree on Computer Systems from Tec of Monterrey and a PhD on Computer Science from the State University of Colorado.

Throughout his 30 years of service at Tec, Garza has occupied several academic and executive positions such as director of Research and Graduate Program; dean of Information Technology and Electronics and dean of Engineering School at the Monterrey Campus.

He was also General Director of San Luis Potosi’s campus, rector of the Metropolitan Area of Monterrey and Vice-Rector of Undergraduate position from which he led key academic initiatives related to the improvement of students and professors, and the development of Model Tec21. Subsequently he was named Academic Vice-Rector of the Institution.

Since July 1st, 2017, Garza is Rector at Tec de Monterrey, a private non-profit university part of the 35 best private universities of the world according to the QS ranking. It has 31 campuses in Mexico and presence in 13 countries, almost 90 thousand alumni and more than 10 thousand professors.

Garza has been a research professor in the Information Technology and Electronics department, imparting lectures in disciplines related to technology, both in university and masters and PhD levels. As a researcher he participated in the definition and development of projects financed by prestigious national and international institutions such as the U.S. Agency for International Development, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, European Commission and National Council of Science and Technology, and CONACYT. Some of his research projects have been developed in collaboration with international institutions such as Virginia Tech, Southwest Research Institute and Colorado State University. Author of multiple articles and consultant of different corporations’ projects, he was recognized on two occasions with the Distinguished Professor Award.

He was President of the Global Engineering Deans Council's, an initiative created with support of the American Society for Engineer Education and the International Federation of Engineer Education Societies. In 2012, Garza received the Honoris Causa doctorate from the American University of Nicaragua. He’s an active member of professional associations and organizations such as ASEE, IEEE, ACM, Sigma Xi y Phi Kappa Phi.

Garza has participated in committees of conferences and state, national and international level councils of a variety of corporate and academic organizations. He has also been invited as speaker and panelist to international events in more than 15 countries.

He’s married to Claudia García Valadez and has four children, Claudia Marcela, Alejandro Daniel, Andrés Fernando, and Sara Elisa.


David Garza Salazar David Garza Salazar

David Garza


With more than 30 years of experience at Tec of Monterrey, Garza has occupied a vast variety of academic and executive positions such as as director of Research and Graduate Program; dean of Information Technology and Electronics and dean of Engineering School at Monterrey Campus, Vice-Rector of Undergraduate and Graduate at Tecnológico de Monterrey, and was a leader during the creation and implementation of Model Tec21.

Garza has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems from Tec of Monterrey and a PhD in Computer Science from the State University of Colorado.

Is author of multiple articles and has worked as a consultant in different projects for several companies. He was President of the Global Engineering Deans Council's an initiative created with support of the American Society for Engineer Education and the International Federation of Engineer Education Societies. In 2012, Garza received the Honoris Causa doctorate from the American University of Nicaragua. He has been invited as speaker and panelist to international events in more than 15 countries.

Juan Pablo Murra Juan Pablo Murra

Juan Pablo Murra Lascurain

Rector for Higher Education

Juan Pablo Murra Lascurain is the Rector for Higher Education at Tecnológico de Monterrey and a professor of leadership, family business and corporate governance. He is passionate about education, leadership and transformation.

Juan Pablo has held several roles at the institution since joining in 2011, such as Vice President for Development & External Affairs, Dean of the Business School, and Vice President for Planning and Transformation. He served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Tecnológico de Monterrey from 2012 to 2020.

Juan Pablo worked at McKinsey & Company for over a decade. He advised a global portfolio of public, private, and non-profit clients in Mexico, the United States, Russia, Colombia, and Brazil, leading projects in the financial, energy, consumer goods, retail, education, and philanthropy sectors.

Murra serves as President of the FIMPES Board of Directors, and as a Board member of the Civic Council of Institutions of Nuevo León (Consejo Cívico de Instituciones de Nuevo León) and the Eugenio Garza Lagüera Entrepreneurship Institute at Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Juan Pablo holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Systems from Tecnológico de Monterrey and holds an MBA degree from NYU Stern School of Business.

He is married to María Enríquez and is father to Jimena, Juan Emilio and María Andrea.

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Víctor Gutiérrez Víctor Gutiérrez

Víctor Gutiérrez

Rector of Operations

Gutiérrez is responsible for ensuring that the alumni, through our different campuses, have an extraordinary experience, as well as coordinating Tec of Monterrey’s different high school campuses.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Engineer, and has a Master’s Degree in Computer Sciences, both from Tec of Monterrey.

Victor Gutiérrez has collaborated with Tec of Monterrey for 30 years, where he has performed different roles such as professor, Director of Campus Computing, Director General of Campus, Rector of West Zone, Rector of North Zone, and Vice-President of the North Zone.

Guillermo Torre Guillermo Torre

Guillermo Torre

Rector of TecSalud and Vice President of Research

Since 2011, he has served as Rector of TecSalud at Tecnológico de Monterrey.
He is one of the founders of the Transplant Laboratory at Houston Methodist Hospital and was a board member of the DeBakey Heart Center run by Houston Methodist Hospital and the University of St. Thomas.

He holds a degree in Surgery and Medicine from Tecnológico de Monterrey, with a specialty in Internal Medicine and a subspecialty in Interventional Cardiology, Heart Failure, and Transplantation from Baylor College of Medicine, and a Doctorate in Immunology from the University of Chicago.

Guillermo is a Level 3 member of the Conacyt National Research System , and has published more than 190 scientific articles with more than 12,000 citations, winning the SCOPUS award for the country's most cited author (2012). He has published five books and three patents (2 international and 1 national).

He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association; he is certified as a specialist in Clinical Cardiology by the Mexican Council of Cardiology and certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Heart Failure, and Transplantation by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

He is founder of the technology-based health company Nano4Heart and a board member of Cardiol Therapeutics and Sulfagenics, a company dedicated to the development of drugs for the treatment of heart failure.

His hobbies include mountaineering, skiing, hiking, and swimming. He is married to Maru and they have six children.

Bruno Zepeda Bruno Zepeda

Bruno Zepeda

Rector of Tecmilenio

Zepeda has been Rector of the University Tecmilenio since May 2020, and has had 29 years of professional success, first in prestigious multinational corporations, and in the last 7 years as Vice-President at Tec.

After graduating with a degree in Industrial Engineering by the Panamerican University, Zepeda began his professional career in Procter & Gamble in different positions in finance in Mexico, and Chile. After finishing his Master’s in Business Leadership from the IPADE, he worked as a Consultor in The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He then joined Domecq, where he directed the global planning and financing of the corporate offices in England. Zepeda was CFO, and then President, of one of the multinational divisions of Sueca SCA, based in Philadelphia, USA.

In 2013 he joined the management team of Tec, first taking over the Vice-Presidency of Finance and Administration, then the Vice-Presidency of Operations, and finally took on the Vice-Presidency of Strategy, Transformation and Digital Future.

Inés Sáenz Inés Sáenz

Inés Sáenz

Vice President for Inclusion, Social Impact and Sustainability Department

Professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey for 30 years. She has contributed in the curricular design and direction of several academic projects of Tec de Monterrey related to Humanities, among which the following stand out: Specialty in Master Degree Education, Master and PhD Degree in Humanistic Studies, Convergent Media and Journalism Master Degree of Tec de Monterrey`s Universidad Virtual, Curricular component of Humanistic and Citizen Training, as well as Alfonso Reyes Professorship´s Direction. She was also Director of Humanistic Studies PhD of Tec de Monterrey Mexico City Campus. From 2007 to 2011 she was the Director of the Liaison office in Paris, France. In 2014 she was responsible for starting the Graduate School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences. Since 2016 she has been the Dean of the School of Humanities and Education.

She has a Degree in Spanish Letters from Tec de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey (LLE 85). She earned his Master and Doctorate degrees in Hispanic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

She also participated in both «Narratologies Contemporaines» and «Pour une épistémologie du littéraire» CRAL research seminars, at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales-Paris, led by Jean-Marie Schaeffer, Philippe Roussin, John Pier and Annick Louis. Since 2012, she has participated in the UNESCO-Technological Chair of Monterrey on Ethics and Culture of Peace for the achievement of human rights. Her most recent research works focus on contemporary narrative practices, their relationship with visual culture and with peace study.

Currently, she is part of the IMPULSA Committee of the Center for the Recognition of Human Dignity, whose objective is to promote the leadership of women at the Tec. She has supported the main initiatives to strengthen the gender perspective in all areas of the institution.

Alejandro Poiré Alejandro Poiré

Alejandro Poiré

Vice President of Institutional Relations and Advancement

Graduated of Political Science from ITAM and Harvard University.

He´s been a Professor at Harvard, Stanford and ITAM universities and invited speaker at dozens of universities in Mexico, the United States, Europe and Latin America. Has also published articles, chapters and books on democracy, freedom and prosperity related topics.

In public service, he´s been an official of the federal electoral authority in Mexico, advisor to INEGI, and served in the government of President Felipe Calderón, among other positions, as Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of the National Security Council and Spokesperson for the Strategy of security. In 2012 he founded the social enterprise México Crece, dedicated to developing educational tools required for people in order to reach their full potential.


Carles Abarca de Haro Carles Abarca de Haro

Carles Abarca de Haro

Vice President of Digital Transformation

He began his career in the IT world in 1990 at Grupo Steria and later joined Siemens Nixdorf as Director of the Technology Consulting Unit for Financial Institutions. He was director of the Siemens technology services business for Latin America and technical manager in the founding team of the company e-xtendnow, a subsidiary of Siemens.

Since 2020 he has been Chief Technology Officer for Banco Sabadell (Spain) where he has worked since 2007. He led the technological integration of the acquisition of TSB Bank (UK) for almost five years, a project that involved more than 2,000 engineers at a cost of more than 500 million pounds. Likewise, as CIO and Director of Technological Innovation of the same bank, he led the launch of online banking, achieving more than 11 million customers in more than 14 countries and growing to a team of 26 thousand collaborators. He has participated in seven acquisition processes, achieving a growth of more than 500%.

He holds a Master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in e-Commerce and is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

He enjoys motorsports, soccer, automatic watches and American football.

He is originally from Barcelona, Spain and has two children: Ariadna and Arnau.

Hugo Garza Hugo Garza

Hugo Armando Garza Medina

Vice President of Strategy

He was Director of the Eugenio Garza Lagüera Entrepreneurship Institute at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, from august 2018 to june 2020.

From march 2017 to june 2018, he was Director of the Master of Business, Innovation and Creativity at CENTRO, CDMX. From october 1996 to february 2017, he was Managing Partner of the investment bank Evercore Partners (formerly Protego Asesores), in the area of advice on Mergers and Acquisitions.

From 1993 to 1995 he was Director of Banregio Systems, Banco Regional de Monterrey.

Between 1984 and 1992, he developed companies and projects related to information technologies and industrial automation.

As a social entrepreneur, in the year 2000 he co-founded Ingenium, ABP, a non-profit institution that provides education and hope to society in the field of mental health.

Hugo Garza is a Computer Systems Engineer from the Tecnológico de Monterrey and obtained a Master's degree in Business Leadership at Duxx.

Miguel Valle Miguel Valle

Miguel Valle

Vice President of Administration

Miguel is responsible for supporting strategic decision making for the ongoing transformation of the Institution, through the definition of the financial strategy and the investment policies.

He holds a BSc in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Tec de Monterrey, and a MSc in Finance from Warwick Business School.

Miguel has international experience in the United Kingdom and in the United States, working as an investment banker for J.P. Morgan and Jefferies LLC. Previously, he participated in redesign processes for important government and private institutions such as Mexico’s Internal Revenue Service, and collaborated with Neoris, a Mexican consulting firm.

Paulina Campos Paulina Campos

Paulina Campos Villaseñor

Chief Compliance Officer

Paulina is responsible for building a culture of integrity and compliance to promote an enriching university experience for the Tec community, aligned to the institutional values. Previously, she served as the National Covid-19 Leader for the Conscious Return of Tecnológico de Monterrey, and as Academic and Faculty Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Government.

She has been a professor in the Department of Economics at Tecnólogico de Monterrey since 2018.

In her professional career, Paulina worked at the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's, based in Mexico City with projects in New York and Madrid. She held various positions at Infonavit and was Executive Director of Fundación Hogares.

She has a B.A. in Economics, with a specialization in Finance, from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and holds a Master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Currently, Paulina is a member of the Board of the Harvard Club Mexico, a fellow of Ashoka and co-founder of a Civil Association of Women Leaders.

Hernán García Hernán García

Hernán García

Vice President of Tecventures

He has a bachelor’s degree on Marketing from Tec of Monterrey, has an MBA by Houston University, and has participated in several specialities in Cornell University and IMD Business School.

García has collaborated at Tec of Monterrey since 2012 as Vice-President of Talent and Culture, developing a culture with high values, meritocracy, and trust in collaborators through the transformation of the experience and process of self-management.

He has performed several roles in Human Resources in corporations such as Philip Morris International, BP, Interceramic, and CEMEX. He has participated in projects in several countries such as India, Egypt, Venezuela, Spain, Indonesia, USA, Panama and Colombia.