It focuses on a systematic study of the environment in which the company operates and analyzes the impacts and challenges of open and global economies. It contributes with experiences on taking advantage of opportunities arising in various contexts with the aim of helping business managers in defining strategies in changing environments.


Roberto J. Manríquez Delgado

Academic Processes Director
Professor and Director at the Economic Environment Department
Director of Integral Human Development
Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Directors Committee

  • PhD in Strategic Management and Development Policy, Centro de Alta Dirección en Economía y Negocios (Honorable Mention).
  • Executive MBA, IPADE Business School.
  • Bachelor Degree in Economics with a minor in Finances and International Trade, Universidad Panamericana (UP).
  • IPADE Director of Integral Human Development, 2017.
  • IPADE Research and Academic Processes Director, 2016-2017.
  • IPADE Academic Director, 2013-2016.
  • Director of IPADE’s Economic Environment Department, 2008-2014.
  • He has held several management positions within IPADE: Director of various Top Management Programs, Human Development Director, Executive MBA Associate Director,
    among others.
  • Member of several Boards of Directors.
  • Consulting for numerous companies and public and private organizations related to economic
    policy formulation strategies, analysis of the economy as the company’s environment, the sectorial impact of the economic environment, international tax systems and competitiveness of the urban economy, and otherwise.
  • Representative of the Accreditation Committee of the Economic and Social Departments, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Conacyt).
  • Chief responsible for social work, School of Economics, Universidad Panamericana
  • Corporate Finances Professor, Escuela Superior de Administración de Instituciones, 1997.
  • Academic Advisor, School of Economics, Universidad Panamericana, 1997.
  • Associate Professor of History of Economic Thought, Faculty of Law, Universidad Panamericana, 1997.
  • Teacher Training, Colegio Cedros Sur, 1995-1996
  • The analysis of economic situation and its impact on businesses.
  • Economic policy strategies before uncertain environments.
  • Several courses on Philosophy and Anthropology.


Benjamín Alemán Castilla

Professor of Economic Environment Department

  • PhD in Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), U.K., 2007.
  • Master of Research in Economics, LSE, U.K., 2005.
  • Bachelor in Economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico, 2002.
  • Founding Partner, Alemán Sandoval Cortés y Asociados, S.C. (ALTTRAC), 2018.
  • Chief Executive, Agencia Reguladora del Transporte Ferroviario (ARTF), Mexico, 2016.
  • Chief Financial Officer, Instituto de Seguridad Social del Estado de México y Municipios (ISSEMYM), Mexico, 2009.
  • Economics Consultant, ALTTRAC, 2018.
  • Head of the Mexican Railroad System Regulatory Agency, ARTF, 2016.
  • Economic Advisor to the Minister of Finance, SHCP, 2012.
  • Chief of Staff to the Minister of Finance, Secretaría de Finanzas del Estado de México, 2010.
  • CFO at ISSEMYM, 2009.


  • Methodological Frameworks to Assess the Effects of Trade on Labour Market Outcomes, background paper for the ILO, 2020.
  • Trade Liberalization, Customs Unions and Labour Market Outcomes: A Cross-Country Analysis, background paper for the ILO, 2013.
  • La reforma estructural del sistema de pensiones del Instituto de Seguridad Social del Estado de México y Municipios, in “Experiencias”, published by the Instituto de Administración
    Pública del Estado de México (IAPEM), 2010.
  • Seguridad Social Sustentable. Evaluación de Reformas Recientes a Sistemas de Pensiones en México y América Latina, Book co-authored with Osvaldo A. Santín Quiroz, Biblioteca
    Mexiquense del Bicentenario, 2009.
  • The Returns to Temporary Migration to the United States: Evidence from the Mexican Urban Employment Survey, CEP Discussion Paper No. 804, LSE, 2007.
  • The Effects of Trade Liberalization on Informality and Wages: Evidence from Mexico, CEP Discussion Paper No. 763, LSE, 2006.
  • International Trade
  • Labour Economics
  • Organization of the Firm & Business Ethics
  • Market Structures and Competition
  • Urban Economics

Eugenio Gómez Alatorre

Professor at the Economic Environment Department

Director of the Research Center for Women in Senior Management

  • PhD Candidate Economics and Business Administration, Universidad de Navarra.
  • Master in Government and Culture of the Organizations, Universidad de Navarra.
  • MA in Economics, El Colegio de México.
  • BA in Economics, Universidad Panamericana.
  • Macroeconomics and Statistics Director, Aregional.
  • Macroeconomic Analysis Sub-director, Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (SHCP).
  • Professor, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Universidad Panamericana, 2008.
  • Professor, Economic and Business Environment, Universidad Latinoamericana, 2007.
  • Women in Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Game Theory
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic Development
  • Advanced Course on Impact Evaluation: Experimental Methods and Regression Discontinuity Designs, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and Abdul Latif Jameel
    Poverty Action Lab (J-Pal), 2016.
  • Global Colloquium on Participant Centered Learning, Harvard Business School, 2011.
  • Management Development Program (D-1), IPADE Business School, 2009-2010.
  • Implementing Inflation Targeting. Practical and Operational Aspects, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Escola de Administração Fazendária (ESAF), 2007.

Rafael Ramírez de Alba López

Professor of Economic Environment
Member of IPADE’s Top Management Committee

  • MBA with a concentration in Finance, Columbia Business School, New York.
  • BA in Economics, Universidad Panamericana (UP), Mexico City.
  • Sr. Director of Debt originations, GE Real Estate, 2007-2011.
  • Business Development Director for the residential mortgage business, GE Money Mexico, 2004-2007.
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Clínica para el Control Total de la Diabetes.
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Grupo Al-Con.
  • Strategic Investments Manager, ASA, 2002-2004.
  • Associate in the Investment Banking Division, Latin America Advisory Group, Goldman, Sachs & Co., 2000-2002.
  • Advisor to the Director General of FOVI (currently Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal-SHF), Banco de México, 1996-1998.
  • Full time professor at Universidad Panamericana from 1994 to 1996, visiting from 1996 to 1998 and 2002 to 2006. Lectured on Statistics, Economics, Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering.
  • Economic foundations of company strategy.
  • Impact of technological change, especially regarding technological platforms and ecosystems, artificial intelligence and market design.
  • Financial economics and portfolio investing, particularly under the Value Investing style.
  • Financial system, banking and capital markets.
  • Economic development and the fight against poverty.

Other studies:

  • Financial Analysis, User Decision Analysis and Investment Analysis, CCIM Institute.
  • Capital Leadership Development Experience, GE Capital.


Leonel Arias González

Dean Professor at the Economic Environment Department

  • Executive MBA, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE BusinessSchool).
  • Advanced Management Program, IDE, Escuela de Dirección de Empresas, Ecuador.
  • MBA, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).
  • BA in Economics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
  • Director of various EMBA groups, IPADE Business School, 2000-2017.
  • Head and Professor, Economic Environment, IDE, Escuela de Dirección de Empresas, Ecuador, 1998-2000.
  • Independent Consultant to several companies, 1991-1998.
  • Director, Corporate Banking, central district, Banco Internacional, S.N.C., 1990-1991.
  • International Consultant, BID-IICA, Quito, Ecuador, 1989-1990.
  • Director, Credit Operation Studies, Banco Nacional Pesquero y Portuario, S.N.C. BANPESCA, 1987-1988.
  • Assistant Director, Studies and Training, Banco Nacional Pesquero y Portuario, S.N.C. BANPESCA, 1985-1986.
  • General Deputy Director, Fondo Nacional de Estudios y Proyectos (FONEP-NAFINSA), 1983-1985.
  • Competitiveness and economic development
  • Global economy
  • Economic policies
  • Business economics
  • Economic decisions
  • Development and Appraisal of Industrial Projects, German Foundation for International Development.
  • Diploma in Real Estate Administration and Finance, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
  • Pre-Investment and Consulting Services, BID-CIP, Quito, Ecuador.
  • Economic Appraisal of Investment Projects, Organización de Estados Americanos, OEA- CETREDE.

Juan Carlos Núñez Martínez

Professor at the Economic Environment Department

Director of the Executive Officers Management Program, AD-2, Monterrey Venue

Management Program (D-1), Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE Business School).
Executive MBA, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE Business School).
BA in Economics, Universidad Panamericana (UP).

Advisor to several public and private institutions.

Balance of payments
Economic outlook
Global economy
Economic statistics

Seminar on ROC Economic Development Experience, Taiwan.
Graduate course in Directive Teaching Process with a specialty in Control, Finance and Economics.
Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning (CPCL), Harvard Business School.