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Rector for Higher Education

Juan Pablo Murra

Rector for Higher Education
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Tec of Monterrey is a platform that allows connecting talent, ideas and technology to create shared values.

Juan Pablo Murra

Forming committed leaders to the development of a more prosperous, just and sustainable world.

 

Juan Pablo Murra

The development of a community is determined by the future leaders we form today.

Juan Pablo Murra

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Juan Pablo Murra Lascurain is Rector for Higher Education Programs of Tec of Monterrey. He has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Tec and has an MBA by the NYU Stern School of Business.

Juan Pablo has performed different roles in the institution. As Vice-President of Relations and Development he accomplished the acceleration of philanthropy, and the engagement with EXATEC, former alumni of the institution. Recently he pushed for the creation of the social impact area to enhance the relevance and transcendence of Tec of Monterrey as a key actor in communities, always looking for connection and collaboration with multiple sectors of society.

As Dean of the Business School and EGADE Business School, he was responsible for the design and creation of the national school, with presence in our 26 campuses. He also led the integration of more than 300 full-time professors, and more than 1,000 part-time professors as the coordinator of the study plan design for our Business School for the new Tec21.

In his responsibilities as Vice President of Planning and Transformation, he coordinated the necessary works for the implementation and development of the 2020 Strategic Plan, the redesigning and transformation of organizational processes where initiatives such as Model Tec21, the new models and avenues of development of professors, the Entrepreneurship Institute Eugenio Garza Sada, the new admission and scholarship models and other institutional projects surged. He also pushed the education innovation agenda through projects like TecLabs, Novus and the incorporation of Coursera and EdX to Tec of Monterrey.

He is the Secretary of the Directive Assembly and Council of Tec, where he has implemented an important agenda of transformation of the processes and organs of the institutional government.

Since his arrival to Tec of Monterrey he has performed as professor of family business and cooperative government, and as a promoter of the launching of the Business Families Institute.

Juan Pablo is characterized by his special attention to the development and attraction of talent, consolidation of high-impact integrated teams, and experience of an organizational culture that reflects the values and principles we aspire to as an institution.

He was previously a consultant for McKinsey & Company for 11 years, a firm where he attended to clients in the private, social and public sector. He has worked on projects related to energy, consumer goods, detailed commerce, education, philanthropy, and private investment funds. He has had clients in Mexico, the USA, Russia and Brazil.

Juan Pablo is the Vice President of the council in the Civic Council of Institutions of Nuevo León and member of the council of the Entrepreneurship Institute Eugenio Garza Lagüera.

He is married to María Enríquez Rodríguez with whom has three children: Jimena, Juan Emilio, and María Andrea.

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Juan Pablo Murra, Rector for Higher Education
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Juan Pablo Murra Lascurain
Rector for Higher Education

Juan Pablo Murra Lascurain is Rector for Higher Education of Tec of Monterrey. He is an Industrial Engineer from Tec and has an MBA by the NYU Stern School of Business.

Before being appointed to this position, Murra has performed as Vice-President of Relationships and Development, Dean of the Business School, EGADE Business School, and Vice-President of Planning and Transformation. He served as a Secretary of the Directive Council of our institution from February 2012 to April 2020. He is a professor of family business and cooperative government in the institution.

For 11 years he was a consultant of business for McKinsey & Company, a firm in which he attended to clients in the private, social and public sector. He has worked on projects related to energy, consumer goods, detailed commerce, education, philanthropy and private investment funds. He has had clients in Mexico, the USA, Russia and Brazil.

Murra is the Vice-President of the council in the Civic Council of Institutions of Nuevo León and member of the council of the Entrepreneurship Institute Eugenio Garza Lagüera.

Roberto Íñiguez
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Roberto Íñiguez
Dean of Architecture and Design School

Íñiguez has a PhD in Design, Fabrication and Management of Industrial Projects from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain; Master in Management, Design and Development of New Products by the same university, and graduate of Industrial Design by the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

He has been a designer for 20 years, with experience in furniture and illumination, point of sale, consumer and mobility products, consultant in the development of design insertion strategies for the industry and innovation methodologies for companies, and collaborator with the agency Design Innovation with venues in Italy, Spain, Korea, Chile and Mexico.

He is a professor at and founder of the Industrial Design major at the Guadalajara campus, and has occupied diverse directive charges in the same campus.

Judith Ruiz-Godoy Rivera
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Judith Ruiz-Godoy Rivera
Dean of the School of Humanities and Education

She has a PhD in Humanistic Studies with a specialization in applied ethics from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, a Master’s in Modern Literature from the Universidad Iberoamericana and a BA in International Relations from the Tecnológico de Monterrey.

She has been employed at the Tecnológico de Monterrey since 1998. She has been the division director, director of a regional department, and regional dean of the School of Humanities and Education. She is currently a member of the SNI, National System of Researchers since 2015.

She began her career at the United Nations Environment Program. She has worked and studied at the University of British Columbia in Canada, the University of Lleida in Spain, the Interamerican University, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She’s got more than 25 publications including chapters of books, and articles in both national and international refereed journals.

At the Tecnológico de Monterrey, she has received numerous awards and recognitions such as the Torre de la Excelencia, the Borrego de Oro and Profesores que Dejan Huella.

Alejandro Poiré
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Alejandro Poiré
Dean of Social Sciences and Government School

Alejandro Poiré is a graduate from ITAM and Harvard University with a degree in political science.

He has been a professor at Harvard, Stanford and ITAM university. He has also given conferences in dozens of universities in Mexico, the USA, Europe, and Latin America, publishing articles, chapters and books related to democracy, freedom and prosperity.

In public service he has been an official of the federal electoral authority in Mexico, adviser of the INEGI and, in President Felipe Calderon’s government he served as Government Secretary, Secretary of the National Security Council, and spokesperson for Security Strategy. In 2012 he founded the social business México Crece (Mexico Grows), dedicated to developing educational tools necessary for people to reach their maximum potential.

María Elena Vázquez
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María Elena Vázquez
Dean of the Business School (Interim)

Since 2017 she has served as Regional Dean of the Business School for Tecnológico of Monterrey.

With extensive experience of 35 years at Tec, she has held management positions in Effectiveness and National Planning, Special Projects for North and Pacific, Center for Strategic Studies (Retailing) and Management of the School of Business and Humanities. 
She's passionate about consulting.

He combines her role with advice on strategic projects related to retail, marketing, service management, quality management and strategy in companies such as Ford México, Ciba - Geigy, Cruz Roja Guadalajara, Soriana, Farmacias Guadalajara, Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, Nutrisa and others.

She has been a visiting professor in the United States, Ecuador, Colombia and France, and her research has been published in journal of Business Research, Journal of Shopping Center Research and Managing Service Quality.

Manuel Zertuche
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Manuel Zertuche
Dean of Engineering and Sciences School

Zertuche has a bachelor’s degree as an Engineer Agronomist in Production from Tec of Monterrey.

He obtained his Master’s Degree and PhD from the Texas A&M University in Plant Physiology with a specialty in nutrition and bioregulation.

In 1986 he began his professional work at Tec of Monterrey performing, in addition to being a professor, different directive charges. He was Executive Director of Cross Border Institute for Regional Development, President of the Cluster of Biotechnology for the state of Nuevo León, and Secretary of the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering. He is a member of the Technological Linking Council of CAINTRA, and advisor of the Innovation Fund of Nuevo León. He has collaborated with agencies and organizations such as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNDIO), the World Bank, the Interamerican Bank of Development, and UNESCO, among others, in technological prospective and regional strategic proyect development. He has been speaker in over 200 international technological management and development forums.

Jorge Valdéz
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Jorge Valdéz
Dean of Medicine and Health Science School

Valdéz is a Medical Surgeon from the School of Medicine of Tec, with a speciality in Ophthalmology from the Institute of Ophthalmology Conde of Valenciana Foundation, and a subspecialty in Cornea and Refractive Surgery from the UNAM. In addition to becoming a professor, he has occupied several directive positions in TecSalud.

He was the general director of Quality and Education on Health, and the general director of Planning and Development in Health in the Health Secretary in Mexico. He is an associate secretary of Spanish Language Region Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology. He was president of the Mexican Center of Cornea and the College of Ophthalmology of Nuevo León.

Valdéz is the Latin-American representative in the Committee for Medical Education in Ophthalmology of the International Council of Ophthalmology, and the representative for México of the International Committee of the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

He is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Pan-American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Committee of Scientific Activities of the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology, and the Committee of recertification of the Mexican Council of Ophthalmology. He is the Director General of the AVANCES Magazine: Medical Scientific Magazine of Tec.

He is the author of two books: Introduction to the History of Medicine and Ophthalmological Exploration and has published dozens of articles in both national and international levels.

Osmar Zavaleta Vázquez
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Osmar Zavaleta
Dean of EGADE Business School (Interim)

Since 2020 he has served as Associate Dean of Research for EGADE and the undergraduate area of the Business School.

He has more than 27 years of experience at Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has been program director, associate division director, area director and division director in the undergraduate area of the Business School, as well as program director, department director and headquarters director at EGADE Business School

He has been actively involved in the processes of reviewing and updating undergraduate curriculums in 2000, 2006 and 2011. He has always carried out teaching activities in matters of Statistics, Decision Modeling, Financial Econometrics, Valuation of Derivative Instruments, Investment Management, among others. He has published several research articles on financial issues.

He is an Industrial Physical Engineer graduated from the Tecnológico de Monterrey and has three master's degrees: in Sciences specializing in Industrial Engineering, Applied Statistics and Administration from the University of Tulane; at this same university he obtained his PhD in Philosophy, with a larger area in Finance.
 

Luis Raúl
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Luis Raúl Domínguez
Dean of Student Leadership and Development

Domínguez Blanco is the Dean of Student Leadership and Development. With 20 years of experience at Tec of Monterrey, he has performed as Director of the International Commerce major in the Chihuahua campus, Academic Director of the North Rectory, Academic Director of the North, South and West Rectory, Academic Director of Tec’s Rectory, Director General of the Cuernavaca campus, Director General of the Chihuahua campus, and Vice-Rector of Academic Normativity of Tec.

Domínguez Blanco is a professor of the International Business department. He’s a graduate student of International Business from Tec of Monterrey, obtained an MBA from Angelo State University and a PhD in International Business from Deusto Business School.

Ignacio de la Vega
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Ignacio de la Vega
Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs, Faculty and Internationalization

Ignacio de la Vega has an outstanding career as an entrepreneur in the academic, financial, and governmental fields.

Before joining Tec of Monterrey, he was the general director of Babson Global, an organization that integrates the Global Centers of Entrepreneurial Leadership of Babson College, for which he developed innovative collaborative research programs and initiatives with an entrepreneurial focus.

De la Vega participated in the launch of Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MSBC), in Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with Babson College, Emaar Group, Lockheed Martin, and crown prince Mohamed Bin Salman. Previous to this he was the global Chief Learning Officer of BBVA, where he worked with the president, the CEO, and the Executive Committee of the Group to transform their corporate training model.

De la Vega served as president of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), an international observatory that studies entrepreneurial activities across the world, that works with more than 450 researchers and collaborators in more than 90 countries. During 20 years he was a professor, researcher and director in the IE Business School, an institution where he also served as the director of the International Center for Entrepreneurship and Development Business Projects.

In the past years he has been an active entrepreneur and investor in different start-ups and SMEs.

Román Martínez
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Román Martínez
Vice-Rector of Educational Transformation

Professor of Tec since 1987, for more than 30 years Martínez has been attending more than 5,000 students of several majors in the areas of Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Education. He is a graduate of Tec of Monterrey as a Computer Systems Engineer with an honorable mention. He also has a Master’s Degree in Computer Sciences and Educative Technologies.

He has been advisor of symposiums, businesses, and organizations, speaker in national and international forums, accrediting body evaluator, and author of several national and international publications including a textbook. His works as a teacher and his trajectory has been recognized by several institutional awards.

In 1997 Martínez was named Director of the Engineer in Computer Systems mayor, supporting the education of hundreds of students throughout 8 years.

In 2005 he was the Director of Operations of San José’s Hospital, leading projects of quality, efficiency, and technology implantation and new installations. In 2008 he was reincorporated to the Monterrey campus as the Innovation and Academic Quality Director in the Engineering School. In 2011 Román was named Academic Director of the Metropolitan Zone of Monterrey Rectory, collaborating with the development of the 5 high school campuses of Prepa Tec.

In 2014, he was integrated in the Academic Vice-Rectory as National Director of Academic Programs, leading, among others, the design and quality of the new educational model Tec21. Since March 2018 he is Vice-Rector of Educative Transformation, integrating the institutional efforts of various academic and operational areas, for the successful implementation of the Tec21 educational model.

Joaquín Guerra
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Joaquín Guerra
Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Innovational Education

Graduate of Tec Campus Laguna, Guerra has a Master’s Degree in Sciences in Computational Engineering from Wisconsin-Milwaukee University.

He is a doctor in Education with specialization in Leadership for Higher Education of the Walden University-Minneapolis. In his professional trajectory of 21 years in our institution, Joaquín has performed as a professor, department director, director general of Aguascalientes and Chihuahua campuses, director of Consulting and Continuing Education in Laguna, Saltillo and Aguascalientes campuses, and Associate Vice-Rector of Internationalization.

Raquel Minerva Castaño González
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Raquel Minerva Castaño González
Vice-rector of Faculty Development

Raquel Castaño is the Vice-rector for Faculty Development at Tecnológico de Monterrey. She held the positions of Associate Dean for Faculty in the Business School, Director of EGADE Business School, Academic Director and Director of the Master in Marketing Program in the same institution.

She obtained her Ph.D. degree and a master's degree in Management from Tulane University. She also obtained a master's degree in Business Administration and another one in Marketing from EGADE Business School. 

Served as the leader of the Research Group: Consumer Behavior at Tecnológico de Monterrey. Her research focuses on consumer behavior and well-being. She has authored articles in the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, and Marketing Letters, among others. 

She has been a professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey since 1987. Currently she is a member of the Conacyt National Research System (SNI II).  Previously, she worked in the Marketing Department of PepsiCo holding different leadership positions.

José Manuel Páez
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José Manuel Páez
Vice-Rector for Internationalization

Páez is a doctor and master in Telecommunications Engineering by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).

He was a professor in the Engineering School of Telecommunications in the UPM. Guerra has been the director of the UPM for North America with headquarters in Boston, delegate of the president of the UPM in the Real Colegio Complutense on Harvard University, Vice-Rector of International Relations of the UPM, Dean of the Engineering School of Telecommunications and Vice-Dean of Research and PhD of the same school.

He has been a visiting professor in Berkeley, Sao Paulo and Harvard. He has visited more than 90 countries performing his academic role. He is the author of more than 100 publications and international conferences.

Jorge Blando, Vicerrector de Educación Continua
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Jorge Blando
Vice-Rector Continuous Education

Blando is a Mechanical Engineer Administrator and Master in Administration from Tec of Monterrey, who has been collaborating with Tec’s community for 26 years by generating economic resources under the Sorteos Tec campaign, and engaging with the transformation of lives in our institution. He was Director General of Sorteos Tec from 2003 to 2017. He is a founding leader of the Grupo de Sorteos Universitarios that groups 13 institutions of Higher Education that organize raffles to support their ends. Additionally, since 2015 he has led value generating entities, Nic México and the Educational Inversion Plan. Since September 2017 he has collaborated as Vice-Rector of Continuous Education.

Laurence Bertoux
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Laurence Bertoux
Leader of the Platforms Initiative

An architect from the Paris Villemin School of Architecture, has a master's degree in architectural restoration and a doctorate in "City, Territory and Sustainable Development" from the University of Guadalajara.

As the leader of the Platforms Initiative, she is responsible for developing an ecosystem of platforms that connects us internally and relates externally for lifelong learning, entrepreneurship and solving the great challenges of humanity.

Her collaboration with the institution begins as a full-time teacher. As director of the architecture department, she has promoted several educational innovation projects (innovation, design and city laboratory, micro-credential project), has participated in the TEC 21 model pilots (week i, semester i) and as associate Academic Dean  of the School of Architecture, Art and Design has participated in the design process of the new study plans, promoting, among other projects, the shared first year between schools (Creative Studies with the EHE, and Bluit Environment with the EIC). She has actively participated in different teams of the vice-rectories to face the Covid contingency, and is a member of the Equalitec committee (Institutional Plan for Gender Equity).

She has previously been a public officer for 5 years, (Technical Secretary of the Guadalajara Urban Planning Commission), and has had her own architectural office, designing and building commercial projects in Santiago de Chile and Mexico City.

She is French by origin, naturalized Mexican in 2003, and is the proud mother of two children, Emiliano, 21, and Antonia, 13.

Enrique Octavio de la Madrid Cordero
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Enrique Octavio de la Madrid Cordero
Director of the Center for the Future of Cities

Enrique de la Madrid holds a law degree from Mexico’s National  Autonomous University, and a master’s degree in Public Administration from  the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

He served as Secretary of Tourism between August 2015 and November  2018. Under his administration, Mexico ranked as the 6th most visited by  foreign visitors, surpassing important destinations such as the United  Kingdom and Germany. 

He has extensive experience in the financial sector, as CEO of  Bancomext, Mexico's Eximbank, and as CEO of Financiera Rural, Mexico’s  agricultural development bank. He also worked as Executive Director of  Institutional Affairs and Corporate Communications for HSBC Latin America,  and Technical Coordinator of the Presidency of Mexico’s banking and  securities commission. He also served as the Executive President of  ConMéxico, an organization that brings together México’s top consumer product companies. 

Between 2000 and 2003, served as a Federal Congressman. Since early 2019 he is the head of Centre for the Future of Cities of  Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico’s prime private university. 

He writes a weekly column for El Universal, a leading Mexican newspaper,  and is the director and host to the weekly TV program "Ahora Futuro; México  y El Mundo" of ADN 40, with national coverage.

Jessica González de Cosio Contreras
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Jessica González de Cosio Contreras
Director of strategic planning and finance

She has a Master’s in finance from EGADE Business School, and B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey. Professor of process redesign, project management, and financial evaluation of projects.

She was the Business Architect for the redesign of the Tec21 Model and served as Chief of Staff and Transformation Officer for the Dean of the Business School at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. Previously, she was also the financial analyst responsible for the financial planning and its health division (TecHealth). As the manager for the Digital Transformation and Strategic Initiatives for the Vice-presidency of Development, External Affairs and Alumni Relations, she was responsible for the design and launch of a digital platform of connection and engagement with the alumni community. 

Prior to joining Tecnológico de Monterrey, she used to work as consultant at the new businesses development department at FEMSA Comercio (Oxxo). She is certified on Process Redesign by FCB Partners, as integrator by the Adizes Institute and as Foresight Practitioner by the Institute of the Future. 

Rolando Kleen González
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Rolando Kleen González
Director of Academic Talent

He has been building his expertise in Organizational Development and HR Management for over 20 years in such diverse Industries as Manufacturing, Entertainment and Academia. 

He has been contributing as Talent and Experience Partner (TyE) in Tec de Monterrey since 2012, serving departments of Research, Postgraduate and Continuing Education, Internationalization, and Higher Education Schools. He currently leads the TyE function for the Dean of Higher Education. 

Holds a degree in Communications from the University of Nuevo León and a Master’s in Organizational Development from the University of Monterrey.

María Enriqueta Valle Pérez
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María Enriqueta Valle Pérez
Brand Director

She is responsible for the positioning and communications of the Tecnológico de Monterrey brands, including its National Schools, PrepaTec, and Postgraduate programs, as well as the Institutes. Prior to this responsibility, she was the director of marketing and communications for Tecmilenio.

She has an International Marketing degree and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Monterrey. She has over 14 years of experience in brand development, especially in massive consumption, product innovation, and audience intelligence. She worked for PepsiCo and Industrias AlEn, developing brands such as Gamesa, Chokis, Pinol, among others.