Alfonso Pompa

State of Jalisco, Secretary of Innovation

Alfonso Pompa

State of Jalisco, Secretary of Innovation

Biography

Alfonso Pompa Padilla was awarded a BA in Industrial and Systems Engineering by the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus (ITESM), as well as an MBA by the State University of New York, Buffalo, NY. His most relevant professional career was for 35 years at the ITESM, performing as a teacher in the areas of Leadership and Strategic Planning at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive education programs and especially in management positions, highlighting in:

  • General Direction of the Saltillo, Sonora Norte, León and Guadalajara Campus of ITESM (1990-2006)
  • Rector of the West Zone of the ITESM, which includes the states of Sonora, Sinaloa, Jalisco, Colima, Guanajuato and Querétaro. (2006-2012)
  • Rector of the South Central Zone of the ITESM, which includes the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City , State of Mexico, Puebla, Morelos, Hidalgo, Veracruz and Chiapas. (2012-2016)
  • Vice-President of the Campus of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, with national responsibility for the 26 Campus. (2016-2018)

In his experience he led and actively participated in various projects of educational innovation, linking and technological transfer, as well as in councils of citizen organizations, in the various regions of the country and abroad in which he prioritized the:

  • Design and implementation of Educational Models focused on the student and the development of their skills and knowledge, supported by technology platforms.
  • Creation and operation of Educational Programs abroad, especially China, the United States, Canada, and Eastern Europe.
  • Projects focused on the transfer of technology between University-Business, with large international companies, as well as for small and medium business.
  • Creation of 5 Technology and Innovation Parks, in different states.
  • Projects of Regional Development and of Great Vision, as well as of Attractive Cities in diverse states of the republic.

His responsibilities included the sustainable operation and academic quality of the ITESM Campus, as well as the relationship with the Regional Councils that sponsor the Tecnológico de Monterrey and the representation of the Institute before various academic and researcher’s bodies, with society and government. His current field of academic expertise and consulting is Leadership.

He has actively participated in social benefit organizations and philanthropy projects in each of the communities where he has professionally developed.

His main personal hobbies are reading and activities related to nature, such as sailing, mountain biking, hiking.

After a successful career of 35 years at Tecnológico de Monterrey, he decided to retire to pursue long-awaited professional projects with social impact and contribution to the country’s development.