KEYNOTE, Dean School of Engineering and Science, Tecnológico de Monterrey
He graduated in 1979 as an Agricultural Production Engineer from Tecnológico de Monterrey. He earned a master’s and a doctorate in Plant Physiology, specializing in nutrition and bioregulation, from the University of Texas A&M.
In 1986, he embarked on his professional career at Tecnológico de Monterrey, serving as a member of the faculty and in diverse directorships. He was executive director of the Cross Border Institute for Regional Development, president of the Nuevo León Biotechnology Cluster, and Secretary of the Mexican Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering. He is a member of the CAINTRA Technological Liaison Board and a board member of the NL Innovation Fund.
He has collaborated with agencies and organizations, such as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and UNESCO, among others, on strategic regional development and technology foresight projects. He has been a speaker at more than 200 international forums on technology management and development.