On April 6, 2021, Enrique Majós, CEO of Gentera and graduate of the MEDE Class of 95, connected with current MEDE participants, sharing about his life as a student and how being a graduate of IPADE’s Full-Time MBA program enhanced his career.
Pablo Buitrón, Professor of Personnel Management; Silvia Cacho-Elizondo, Professor of Marketing; and Ernesto Bolio Barajas, Director of the Full-Time MBA and Professor of Business Policy, also joined the event, offering a few words of welcome to the participants and introducing the speaker.
During his session, Enrique highlighted the lessons he has learned throughout his career and how these have allowed him to become a better leader at Gentera: “At IPADE, I learned the importance of living a full life, of having a support system in place that allows you to be a better person each day, and of working to become the best version of yourself.”
He also shared some of the life lessons he learned during his time at IPADE, including the importance of exercising and eating well to balance the sedentary life that he led at that time. To this day, he still competes in triathlons and marathons. He also emphasized that IPADE was where he learned the importance of leading a full and balanced life in order to manage the responsibilities that arise not only professionally, but personally as well.
Enrique also encouraged students to continue to nurture both their spiritual lives (their relationships with God) and intellectual lives. He recommended two books: Discover your True North by Bill George, which encourages the reader to reflect on their life, where they are going, what they like, and what they are good at; and Biography of Silence by Pablo d’Ors, which shares the joy of silent meditation as a way to engage with and reflect on one’s life.
“In addition to giving me technical and academic knowledge, IPADE allowed me to realize that everything starts with the human factor,” said Enrique. “Ensuring that people are at the center of our decision-making is critical in order to have the most impact and support their personal and professional development.”
At the end of the session, participants were invited to dialogue with Enrique, asking questions and sharing their points of view on a diverse range of topics, including planning, teamwork, discipline, difficulties, and perspectives on Mexico.