It develops in participants the all-embracing perspective of the general manager, which involves a comprehensive vision of the organization. Some of the aspects analyzed are the organization’s strategy, mission, sense of direction and vision of the future, considering the organization as an entity formed primarily by people.


Ernesto Bolio Barajas

Director of the Senior Management Programs
Director and Professor at the General Management Department
Member of the Board of Advisors
Member of the Management Committee

  • PhD in Management, Tulane University, USA.
  • MBA in Management, Tulane University, USA.
  • MBA, Georgetown University, USA.
  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Universidad Panamericana.
  • Full-time MBA (MEDE) Corporate Director, IPADE Business School, 2014-2021.
  • General Management Program (AD) Director, IPADE Business School, 2011-2014.
  • CEO, World Trade Center Mexico City, 2006-2010.
  • General Manager, Arrendomóvil de México S.A. de C.V., 2005-2006.
  • Sales Manager, Printpack Packaging de México S.A., 2005.
  • General Manager, Comercializadora Telefónica S.A., 2002-2005.
  • General Manager, Industrial Wireless Suppliers S.A., 1999-2003.
  • Administration & Finance Manager, Cellular Solutions de México S.A., 1991-1999.
  • Professor of Strategic Planning, Administration and Accounting Department, Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA).
  • Guest Professor of Family Business, Instituto de Estudios Empresariales de Montevideo (IEEM), Universidad de Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Guest Professor of Corporate Strategy, ISE Business School, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Courses and Lectures:

  • AMBA Global Deans and Directors Conference 2016
  • AMBA Latin America Conference for Deans and Directors 2015 & 2016
  • IFMA Annual Conference
  • Creative Leadership, Disney University
  • Quality in Customer Service, Technology Training
  • Packaging in Perspective
  • Cellular Communications Industry Association Annual Conference
  • Personal Communication Industry Annual Conference
  • Business Strategy
  • Family Business
  • Corporate Government
  • Startups
  • General Management and its Responsibilities
  • Continous Updating Management Program, CICA, IPADE Business School.
  • Advanced Management Program, IPADE Business School.
  • Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning (GCPCL), Harvard Business School.


Francisco A. Beltrán Guzmán

Professor of General Management Department
Executive Management Program Director (AD-2)

  • Doctorate in Business Administration Candidate, SDA Bocconi
  • MSc in Transportation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Civil Engineer, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Other Studies:

  • General Management Program (AD), IPADE Business School


  • Director, AD-2 Executive Management Program, IPADE
  • Managing Director, Stratevo


  • Director, D-1 A Management Development Program, IPADE
  • Director, D-1 B Management Development Program, IPADE
  • General Manager, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean, Control Risks
  • Executive Director, Strategy Management, GNP
  • Consulting Director, Mexico and Central America, Hay Group
  • Principal, Booz Allen & Hamilton
  • Creation of high impact strategies
  • Organizational transformation
  • Top team effectiveness
  • CEO Leadership development

Luis Bonner de la Mora

Director of Institutional Relations

Professor at the Strategy and General Management Department

  • MBA, IPADE Business School.
  • BA in Administration and Finance, Universidad Panamericana (UP).
  • President, Universidad Panamericana (UP) Campus Mexico, 2013-1015.
  • General Secretary, UP-IPADE, 2010-2012.
  • President of the Board, Fundación El Peñón, 2006-2009.
  • Associate General Director, Lanera Moderna, S.A. de C.V., 1998-2001.
  • Administration Manager, Santa Fe Beer Factory, 1997-1998.
  • Administration General Director, Universidad Panamericana, 1982-1997.
  • Senior Financial Analyst, Du Pont de Nemois, 1981-1982.
  • Associate Financial Management, Terza, S.A. de C.V. Grupo Industrial Alfa, 1979-1982.
  • Member of the Board, 1987-1997:
    • Gespa (Asset Management Company in Spain and Mexico).
    • Istmo magazine.
    • Escuela Superior de Administración de Instituciones (ESDAI).
  • Secretary of the Goverment Board, Universidad Panamericana-IPADE.
  • Secretary of the Superior Board, Universidad Panamericana.
  • Secretary and member of the President Board, Universidad Panamericana-IPADE.
  • Professor of Management and Finance, ESDAI, 1987-2001.
  • Professor of Management, Administration and Finance, School of Administration, UP, 1982-1998.
  • Innovation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Process Management
  • Strategy
  • Institutional Setting
  • Management Program (D-1), IPADE Business School.

José Antonio Dávila Castilla

Professor at the Strategy and General Management Department

  • Doctor of Management, Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
  • Executive MBA, IPADE Business School.
  • Management Development Program (D-1), IPADE Business School.
  • BS in Mathematics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).


  • Board member and Advisor of several companies on issues related to Scale-up of New Ventures, Strategy Design and Implementation, Corporate Governance, and Family Businesses.


  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Starco Iluminación.
  • Manager, Grupo Financiero Multiva.
  • Manager, DirecSpicer.
  • Manager, Reynolds Aluminio.
  • Manager, Grupo IUSA.
  • Corporate governance
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Family businesses
  • Execution
  • Business model innovation
  • Start-up and Scale-up of new ventures

Sergio Fonseca

Professor at the Strategy and General Management Department
Director of the Corporate Leadership and Management Program

  • Master in Business Sciences, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico.
  • Bachelor in Business Administration, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico.


  • Business Development Consultant to companies and entrepreneurs, President & Founder of Bizcovery, S.C.
  • Counselor, Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards.
  • Personal adviser to business owners, entrepreneurs and corporate executives.


  • SVP, Managing Director, PEARSON Hispanoamerica Region, 2015-2019.
  • VP, NESTLE Mexico, Business Executive Manager Nestle Ice Cream, 2008-2011.
  • General Manager, CHEP Mexico, 2008.
  • VP, PEPSICO in Sabritas (Frito-Lay) Mexico, General Manager Alegro, 1999-2007.
  • Marketing Director, PEPSICO in Sabritas (Frito-Lay) Mexico, 1993-1999.
  • Brand Manager, P&G Mexico, 1989-1993.
  • Mentor & Counselor at Advisory Boards, ENDEAVOR Mexico (since 2013).
  • Visiting business case Protagonist, IPADE Business School, Mexico, 2019.

Guest Panelist:

  • World Economic Forum on Latin America, Argentina, 2017.
  • World Economic Forum on Latin America, Colombia, 2016.


  • IPADE Business School published business case on January 2019: “Transformation for permanence: Pearson in Hispanoamerica” (C 19 C 01).
  • Founding Member of the Education Innovation Council for Latin America of The Inter-American Dialogue (2018-2019).
  • Cover story in the Líderes Mexicanos magazine: “CEOs of the Future” (April 2006).
  • Business turn-arounds
  • Business management centered around a genuine interest for people
  • Business development for growth, strategy and modeling execution capabilities
  • Marketing and Innovation

Rafael Gómez Nava

Professor at the Strategy and General Management Department
Professor at the Operations Management Department
Former Dean IPADE Business School (2012-2021)

  • PhD in Organizations Governance, Universidad de Navarra, Spain (Cum Laude).
  • Advanced Management Program (AMP 194), Harvard Business School (HBS).
  • Full-time MBA, IPADE Business School.
  • BS in Cybernetics and Systems Engineering, Universidad La Salle (Honorable Mention).


  • Member of the Advisory Board: Salesforce México and YPO Capítulo México.
  • Member of the Board of Directors: Zorro Abarrotero, GA&A, Grupo QAR and Laboratorios Sophia.
  • Member of the Jury, EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2014 up to date.


  • Dean, IPADE Business School (2012-2021).
  • Business School Evaluator: Thunderbird School of Global Management (Arizona State University), Sacramento State College of Business (Universidad de California), IESA Business School (Venezuela), and INALDE Business School (Colombia).
  • Member of the Board of Directors: SEI COMPASS, Troop, IPISA, and Grupo IMÁN.
  • Headline of the CEO Corner column in the CEO edition of Expansion magazine

Guest Professor:

  • ESSEC Business School (France), University of St. Thomas (USA), San Telmo Business School (Spain), IAE Business School (Argentina), INALDE Business School (Colombia), IEEM Business School (Uruguay), and UNIS Business School (Guatemala).


Books Author:

  • Dirección de Operaciones: desde el Vértice de la Alta Dirección (Mexico, Trillas, 2018).
  • Innovar con identidad: conversaciones desde la Alta Dirección Vol. I (Mexico, IPADE Publishing, 2019).
  • Talento para Innovar: conversaciones desde la Alta Dirección Vol. II (Mexico, IPADE Publishing, 2020).
  • Liderazgo ante la incertidumbre: conversaciones desde la Alta Dirección Vol. III (Mexico, IPADE Publishing, 2021).

Cases Author / Co-author:

  • “Volaris: Alto Valor y Eficiencia desde las Operaciones”, 2007; “Bancos de Alimentos: Logística que salva”, 2011.
  • “Rappi: Siempre cerca de ti”, 2019; “Volaris: Desagregación de los servicios y generación de valor”, 2014.
  • Boards of Directors and Corporate Governance.
  • Business Models Innovation and Corporate Strategy
  • Operations, Technology, and Competitiveness Strategy
  • Operations Strategy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  • Management and Leadership, AACSB y EFMD: Prague, Brussels, Vienna, and San Francisco.
  • International Immersions to Silicon Valley, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Nagoya

Kendji Meguro Yamaguchi

Professor at the Strategy and General Management Department
Innovation Program Director

  • MBA, University of Michigan.
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan.
  • Undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering, Universidad Panamericana (UP).
  • Member of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board for various organizations.
  • Consultant on themes related to family business institutionalization, corporate governance, strategy design and execution, and growth through innovation.
  • Adviser to entrepreneurs in incubators and venture capital funds.


  • Strategy and Consulting Director, Cisco Latin America, 2006-2013.
    Chief Strategy Officer, Nextel, 2005.
  • Strategy, Marketing and new Product Development Director, New York Life, 2001-2005.
  • Strategy Consulting Professional, Booz Allen & Hamilton, 1997-2001.
  • Summer Associate, Ford Motor Company, 1996.
  • Entrepreneur on the Footwear and Food Industries, 1993-1995.
  • Analyst, Vector brokerage house, 1992.
  • Family business institutionalization
  • Pragmatic strategy formulation and execution
  • Innovation as growth engine for established organizations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate governance
  • The human being behind the general manager

Luis Antonio Paredes Izaguirre

Professor at the Strategy and General Management Department
Head of Managerial & Business Initiative Research Center (CIIE)

  • PhD in Management, University of East Anglia (UEA), UK.
  • MBA, Instituto de Empresa (IE), Spain.
  • BA in Management and International Business, Universidad Panamericana (UP), México.
  • Consultant in several companies in the construction, financial, transportation, agribusiness and public sector, on issues related to strategy, change management, innovation and corporate governance.
  • Collaborator in public and private business incubators.
  • Active Board Member
  • Founder partner, Fondeavida, SC
  • Founder partner, CRUDS SAPI.
  • Founder partner, DASAPAR, SAPI


  • Director of the Management Program D-1 B, IPADE Business School.
  • Group Director, Executive MBA Program, IPADE Business School.
  • Associate director, Executive MBA Program, IPADE Business School.
  • Secretary of the Board of Directors, Fundación El Peñón I.A.P.
  • Consulting Manager at Grupo Consultor Internacional.
  • Professor, International Trade and International Business, Universidad la Salle.
  • Guest Professor, Instituto de Capacitación de Mandos Intermedios (ICAMI).
  • Strategy and Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

Other studies:

  • Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning, Harvard Business School (HBS).
  • Management Program (D-1), IPADE Business School.
  • Specialization in Finance, Universidad Panamericana (UP).

Carlos Ruiz González

Professor at the Strategy and General Management Department

President of the Editorial Board, ISTMO Magazine

  • PhD in Philosophy, Universidad de Navarra, Spain.
  • PhD in Management specialized in Business Policy, École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), France.
  • MBA, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE Business School).
  • BS in Civil Engineering, Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), Mexico.


  • Chairman of the editorial Board, Istmo Magazine.
  • Advisory Board Member of various companies and not lucrative organizations.
  • Advisor and Consultant in diverse areas such Projects and Implementation of Quality Programs and Strategic Planning in several companies.


  • Director of In-Company Programs.
  • Director of International Relations, IPADE, 2009.
  • Academic Director, IPADE.
  • Head of the General Management and Entrepreneurship Department, IPADE.
  • Director of the Executive MBA Program, IPADE.
  • Associate Director of the MBA Program, IPADE
  • Director of the Management Program (D-1), IPADE.
  • Admissions Director of the Executive Education Programs, IPADE.
  • Analysis Coordinator, Casa de Bolsa Banamex, 1980-1981.
  • Chief Executive Officer, Iber Consulting, 1979-1980.
  • Construction estimator, Engineer, Project Manager, Construction Superintendent and Systems Engineer in several construction companies, mainly Grupo ICA, 1973-1981.
  • Guest Professor: Universidad Panamericana, Mexico and Aguascalientes campus; UNAM; Universidad Iberoamericana; TEC de Monterrey, among others and abroad: IESE Business School and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; Tufts University and Stanford University, USA; INALDE, Escuela de Dirección y Negocios, Colombia; IDE Escuela de Dirección de Empresas, Ecuador; ISE Instituto Superior da Empresa, Brazil.
  • Lecturer in Strategic Management Society, Academy of Management, International Project Management Association y World Universities Forum.
  • Weekly columnist about Management subjects, El Financiero, 2004 up to date.
  • Business commentator, CNN in Spanish, 2004 -2014.
  • Weekly commentator in radio, “En los tiempos de la radio”, of Óscar Mario Beteta.
  • Collaborator of Istmo and Expansión magazines as well as others newspapers.


  • Rescate de Empresas en Crisis. Mexico, Thomson, 1995.
  • El que hacer del director, Spain, Océano, 2015.
  • Boards of Directors
  • Formulation, communication and implementation of the strategy
  • Leadership
  • Development of organizational skills
  • Innovation

Enrique Taracena Figueroa

Professor at the Strategy and General Management Department

Academic Director of the Executive Education and In-Company Programs

  • MBA, IPADE Business School.
  • BS in Industrial Engineering, Universidad Panamericana (UP).
  • Advisor to several firms on management topics mainly related to Governing Entities, Management processes, management structure, and strategic design and implantation, among them, Aeroméxico, ICA, Interlingüa, Bancomer, Thyssenkrupp Mexinox, Calimax, ODEM (Scappino), Domino’s Pizza, Grupo Chinoin, Grupo Corvi, Televisa, Grupo Sipse, Laboratorios Darier, Redpack, Grupo Desc (Kuo), CFE, Secretaría de Salud, Consejo de la Comunicación.

Guest Professor:

  • IESE Business School, Spain.
  • Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada.
  • Instituto Internacional San Telmo, Spain.
  • Brazilian Business School (BBS), Brazil.
  • INALDE, Instituto de Alta Dirección de Empresa, Colombia.


  • Taracena, Enrique, et al. El Gobierno Corporativo en México. México, IMEF, 2009.
  • Grau, Juan and Enrique Taracena. La estrategia de negocios aterrizada en refranes populares. 2a ed. Editorial CECSA, 2001.
  • Valero, Antonio and Enrique Taracena. La empresa de negocios y la Alta Dirección; procedimientos políticos de gobierno. 3a ed. Pamplona-Spain, Ediciones Universidad de Navarra, S.A. (EUNSA), 2000.
  • Design, set up and instilling dynamism in Boards of Directors
  • Competition strategy and business model
  • Family businesses, institutionalization and management
  • Management structures design
  • Organization’s global project design and set up