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Rector for Higher Education

Juan Pablo Murra

Rector for Higher Education
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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 the Rector for Higher Education at Tecnológico de Monterrey and a professor of 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. As Vice President for Development & External Affairs, he led institutional outreach and was responsible for strengthening the engagement with the worldwide EXATEC Alumni community and for initiatives to enhance major giving and philanthropy. In addition, he led the creation of a social impact department at the university, designed to deepen collaboration with industry, government, organizations, and institutions in supporting disadvantaged communities, and enhance the university's agency in building a more just, inclusive, responsible, and sustainable Mexico. 

As Vice President for Planning and Transformation, he led the integration and implementation of the 2020 Strategic Plan and the organizational redesign and transformation strategy that catalyzed several critical education innovation initiatives. These included the academic restructuring of the university across six schools, the introduction of the Tec21 education model, a comprehensive faculty development program, and a new student enrolment and scholarship model. In addition, he championed the creation of the Eugenio Garza Lagüera Entrepreneurship Institute, the development of TecLabs and the Novus initiative, and institutional partnerships with online education platforms edX and Coursera, among others. 

As Dean of the Business School, he led a community of almost 20,000 students and 1,000 full-time and adjunct faculty and transformed the academic organization of the undergraduate school across 25 campuses in Mexico, leading the curricular redesign and implementation of the Tec21 model. He championed the creation of the Institute of Enterprising Families in 2019 at the school and seeded the development of its Conscious Enterprise Center, formally inaugurated in 2021. In addition, he supported the leading team in charge of positioning the graduate EGADE Business School as the leading global-Latin American business institution. 

He served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Tecnológico de Monterrey from 2012 to 2020, during which time he also implemented the transformation of institutional governance organs and processes. 
Juan Pablo is particularly focused on promoting strategic innovation, talent attraction, and the integration of high-impact teams and on building the organizational culture and experience that reflects the principles and values of Tecnológico de Monterrey, and serves its Vision: to advance human flourishing through leadership, innovation & entrepreneurship.  

Before joining Tecnológico de Monterrey, 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.

He serves as Vice President of the Civic Council of Institutions of Nuevo León (Consejo Cívico  de Instituciones de Nuevo León), and a Board member of 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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Juan Pablo Murra, Rector for Higher Education
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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 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 Vice President of the Board of the Civic Council of Institutions of Nuevo León (Consejo Cívico de Instituciones de Nuevo León) and Board member of 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rafaela Diegoli
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Rafaela Diegoli
Academic Vice-Rector

Dr. Diegoli is accountable for the academic management of undergraduate programs and the development of the Tec21 Educational Model. Prior to this responsibility, she served as dean of the Business School for the Central-Southern region.

She has a degree in Communication, with a minor in Advertising and Publicity from the Regional University of Blumenau. Dr. Diegoli obtained a DAAD scholarship to study a master's degree in Small Enterprises Promotion and Training (SEPT) at the University of Leipzig, and has a PhD in Business and Management from the University of Cantabria. She has more than 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and innovation promotion, especially through educational processes and the generation of entrepreneurial ecosystems. Rafaela Diegoli joined Tecnológico de Monterrey in 2009 and has recently participated in various  academic initiatives such as the design of the 2019 study plans for the Business School.
 

Jin Michael Fung
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Jin Michael Fung
Executive Director of the Institute for the Future of Education

Jin Michael Fung is the Executive Director of the Institute for the Future of Education (IFE) at Tecnólogico de Monterrey, leading the University’s efforts to generate, transfer, and disseminate applicable knowledge about educational innovation, connecting and seeking disruptive global solutions for the future of higher education and lifelong learning. 

Fung was formerly Deputy Chief Executive at SkillsFuture Singapore, where he led the development of a comprehensive education and training ecosystem under the national SkillsFuture movement, which has become a global benchmark and reference for workforce skills development and lifelong learning.

He is the founding President of the Higher Education Planning in Asia Association, an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and serves on various global boards and committees. He is an alumnus of the University of Southern California and Carnegie Mellon University in the US, and Tsinghua University in China.
 

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.

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.

Arturo Molina Gutiérrez
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Arturo Molina Gutiérrez
Vice-Rector for Research and Technology Transfer

He is Vice-Rector for Research and Technology Transfer, Titular Professor, Researcher and leader of the Strategic research group on Product Innovation.  

He received a Ph.D. in Manufacturing Engineering from the Loughborough University of Technology and a University Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest. He received a  Master of Science with specialization in Computer Science degree and Bachelor degree in Computer Systems Engineer from Tec de Monterrey. 

He is co-author of more than 150 scientific articles in journals, editor and author of 14 books, inventor of three patents granted in Mexico and five patent applications in the process (four in Mexico and one in the USA). 

He is a member of the National Researchers System of Mexico (SNI-Level III), Mexican Academy of Sciences, Mexican Engineering Academy, Mexican Academy of Computation.

He also participates in international research networks, co-Chair in the Global Universities Network's Climate Change Global Challenge (WUN), Chair of Researcher Leader Group Engagement of Universitas 21 (U21), as Chair of the international federation for Information Processing (IFIP) WG 5.12 Architectures for Enterprise Integration.

He is the founder and co-owner of one technology-based company: IECOS - Integration Engineering and Construction Systems. 

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.

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.

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.

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.