Mexico Talent Forum 2017 Speakers
Aldo Piedras has over 17 years of experience providing consultancy services on increasing efficiency and productivity in a wide range of areas. He also advises on the design and administration of project portfolios for important national and international organizations in sectors such as government, telecommunications and financial services. He has led projects that seek to improve the performance of organizations in Mexico and abroad in terms of operations, organizational structure and the management of priorities. His consultancy provides sustainable results that maintain viability and strategy fulfillment.
Arturo has a long career of senior management positions related to human resources and strategic planning in national and multinational organizations in which he developed high performing work teams. He has spoken in various forums and conferences in Mexico and Europe and is a member of various governing boards such as the Mexican institute of Public Accountants (IMCP). Arturo has a Master’s degree in Administration and has been a professor in a wide array of higher education institutions.
Rogelio is Founder and CEO at Centraal, a tech hub and coworking space in Mexico City. Centraal operates as a ‘meeting point’ for the Mexican startup ecosystem. A number of communities are hosted on a monthly basis; developers, innovators, and entrepreneurs gather there, in addition to numerous national and international fast-growing startups. Prior to Centraal, Rogelio worked as management consultant developing business models and strategies for companies in various industries, such as airlines, housing, CPGs, technology, among others. Rogelio holds a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from IESE Business School. He has also attended Executive Programs at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School.
Escamilla began his career in Grupo Salinas as Manager of Organizational Dynamics in 2002. He is now responsible for Banco Azteca's human resources department in Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and El Salvador. He oversees the definition of standards, procedures and operations in the company’s human resources model. This comprises recruitment, selection, training and development of personnel. Escamilla also handles human resources for Banco Azteca's subsidiary companies, including Azteca Seguros, Micronegocio Azteca, Presta Prenda and Canales de Terceros, heading up a team of 472 people.
Edmundo Escobar is the 2017-2018 President of AMECH. He has over 20 years of experience administrating human capital, including the selection, recruitment and administration of personnel. He studied law at the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and has a Yale certification in Administration for Lawyers. He is Director General and Vice President of Rolling Personnel and is a member of the Mexican Bar Association (BMA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA). Edmundo is also a representative of the World Employment Confederation (WEC) in the International Labor Organization and Vice President of the Latin American Employment Confederation (CLEM).
João Nunes is currently the Executive Director of Michael Page, a brand that is part of PageGroup, a worldwide leader in specialist recruitment. He supervises the Mexico City office and the many areas it covers from manufacturing to oil and gas.
He began his career in PageGroup's Portugal offices in 2004 as a consultant and ascended to manage the retail division. He also directed the launch of various divisions such as engineering and information technology for the company. Nunes collaborated to introduce the brand Page Executive, aimed at those with high level positions in Portugal. Previous to PageGroup, he was a business consultant in Randstad. He studied International Relations and specialized in International Business Strategy.
Ricardo Morell is Talent Engagement Leader for the Mexican market for Softtek, a Mexican IT company that has grown over 80 percent in the last two years. He is also named on the company's Ethics Committee. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of organizational development and has worked as a consultant for companies like Roche, Avon, ITESM and FEMSA. Ricardo is certified as a Total Alignment Coach that can facilitate Direct Leadership and the Human Element.
Roberto studied engineering in Cetys Universidad in Baja California and has an MBA in Global Marketing from the National University of California. After working in Kenworth Mexicana, MASECA Group and Honeywell Aerospace in various leadership roles, Roberto is currently the Vice-President and General Manager of Innocentro. The company has a presence in Germany, Singapore, the US and Mexico.
Alejandro holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has completed numerous courses and certificates in Organizational Development, High Performance Teams, Leadership and Management Development. He is certified as a coach, conference speaker and in the Birkman Method. He has over 17 years of experience working with Human Resources in various industries. He was a consultant for AON Mexico and Franklin Covey and was Human Resources Director in Grupo Kosmos, TV Azteca and other institutions.
In his 15+ year career with the ROSEN Group, Frowijn has been a member of senior management in The Netherlands, USA and now Mexico. In his current role as Director for Business Collaboration he provides leadership to ROSEN Mexico. In the USA he held the function of Regional Finance Manager for North America, including also Mexico and Central America. There he was also involved in due diligence and acquisitions. In the Netherlands, he was responsible for the company’s Financial operations and Accounting. He has a bachelor’s in Business Economics from the Saxion Hogeschool and a MBA from TSM Business School in Enschede, The Netherlands.
Guido van der Zwet has been General Manager Americas for iPS – Powerful People since 2013. iPS – Powerful People is an international recruitment and crewing agency, mainly focused on the energy sector. It entered Mexico in 2007 and now has offices in Mexico City and Ciudad del Carmen. Van der Zwet has been in Mexico since 2006 in several commercial positions, creating business opportunities in the country and throughout Latin America. He is also co-founder of the Dutch Energy Association, a nonprofit organization that supports Dutch energy companies in Mexico and Mexican energy companies in the Netherlands.
Enrique Medina studied actuarial science at ITAM and has a master’s in economic and finance engineering from La Salle. He has over 20 years of experience in BBVA Bancomer, particularly in the area of Business Units, overseeing the business development of corporate and governmental banking. He also defined the commercial strategy for the bank’s branch network and created the following business segments: Personal Banking, PyME and Express. In 2016, he became Strategy and Organizational Development Director of Human Resources.
Salvador de Antuñano began his career as Account Officer in the company and while simultaneously working as key Account Manager of Schering-Plough Laboratories. He rose to post of Human Resource Director for Adecco in 2015. He has a bachelor’s in psychology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and has certificates in organizational development and compensation from the Monterrey Technological Institute of Higher Education (ITESM). Adecco has 26 years of experience offering human capital solutions to businesses around the world through 80 branches.
Alejandro Madrazo holds a bachelor’s in business administration and has completed numerous courses and certificates in Organizational Development, High Performance Teams, Leadership and Management Development. He is certified as a coach, conference speaker and in the Birkman Method. He has over 17 years of experience working with human resources in various industries. Madrazo has been a consultant for AON Mexico and Franklin Covey and Human Resources Director at Grupo Kosmos, TV Azteca and other institutions.
Daniela Thions Meyer is an Engagement Manager advising clients in the oil and gas, energy and chemicals industries on Talent Management issues. As a part of the Organization and the Global Energy and Mining practices at McKinsey & Company, she works with clients to solve their issues around Recruiting, HR and People Analytics, Performance Management, Leadership and Development, Organizational Design and Merger Management. Recently, she is leading Talent Management for the traditional consulting population.
Salvador Garrido holds a bachelor's in work psychology from the University of Barcelona, a master’s in environmental intervention and has completed a program in business administration from the University of Navarra (IESE). He has more than 28 years of experience in human resources within the Volkswagen Group. He has created and implemented personnel management strategies in Spain, Germany and Mexico. As a result of his work, the organizations at which he was responsible for HR helped land them the Top Rankings of the Great Place to Work, Dream Company or Randstad Awards, as well as Top Employer certification, among others.
Jorge Molina leads the team that offers entrepreneurial solutions for Google Mexico. He has been a regional director for international companies and a college professor for computer graphics, databases, electronic circuits and digital control. Molina is also on the board of various companies and is a mentor to the robotics team at Universidad Panamericana. He has a bachelor’s in electronic engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana, a master’s in computer systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an additional master’s in internet business from ISDI.
Leslie García studied international marketing at Universidad de Monterrey and has a Master in Business Innovation from CEDIM. She founded Design Week Monterrey, one of the most important design events in the north of Mexico. As a self-taught fashion enthusiast, she has organized runways for Masaki Matsushima, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Fukuko Ando. She is currently Director General at CEDIM, a private higher education institution that has over 38 years promoting talent, innovation, design and business in Mexico. The institution has received over 45 national and international awards such as the Clio Award and the Bienal Ibeoramericana in Arquitecture and Urbanism (BIAU).
Lourdes López specializes in Training, Organizational Development, Change Administration and Gender Equity Initiatives. Since 2010, she has been directing human resources at a national level in EY. She has a master’s in Strategic Human Capital Management from Universidad Anáhuac and a bachelor’s in Education from Universidad Panamericana. Lourdes is also a certified coach from Ernst & Young, Metacoaching, Instituto de Neurosemántica and has done studies on Neurolinguistic Programming and Accelerated Learning.
Vincent Speranza holds a bachelor’s in international business administration and a master’s in business administration specializing in investment projects from UDLAP. He also has a certificate in executive leadership from Stanford University. Speranza has been Managing Director at Endeavor México since April 2016. He launched Endeavor México’s first regional office in 2006 and supervised the opening of 10 of the company’s 13 offices here. Speranza gives conferences about entrepreneurship, is the co-author of two books on the subject and co-founder of the Startup Drinks initiative in Mexico.
Cédric Trantoul has a proven track record in the head hunting industry, having won a solid reputation during the last nine years. Before joining the industry, he worked as a Consultant in the retail and IT sectors. Trantoul holds an MSc in International Commerce from Kedge Business School. He is fluent in French, Spanish and English. In Mexico, Morgan Phillips Executive Search focuses in the following areas: life sciences, industrial, consumer goods, retail, digital and e-commerce and professional services. The digital headhunting company has a global network in 4 continents and 14 countries.