Guillermo Fernández, Chief Executive Officer

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Guillermo Fernández holds bachelor’s degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering and physics from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and a master’s in engineering economics systems from Stanford University. He has also completed IPADE’s Program for CEOs.

As Deputy Director of the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), he established scientific and technological information services for industry, including INFOTEC. He worked as a researcher and engineer at the Federal Electricity Commission of Mexico (CFE). He also served as Executive Director of the Electrical Research Institute (IIE), overseeing more than 200 innovation projects jointly with the CFE and LyFC, from which enterprises as SINTEC and SIDETEC were launched.

Fernández has been a leading technical advisor to projects at the UNDP-GEF and has actively participated in Mexican and international professional organizations such as the Mexican Association of University Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (AIUME), the Mexican Association of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (AMIME) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a member of the Cross-Border Institute for Regional Development (CBIRD) and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Science Resources Center (NSRC). He has served as Advisor to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

In recognition of his efforts to foster scientific education programs for children in Mexico, the Academy of Science of France awarded him the PurKwa Prize.