Mexicans' vision of Europe

26 May, 2023



The AJM's Rendez-Vous

Mexicans' vision of Europe

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We will have the pleasure to welcome in our online lecture series, on the theme of the Mexican Vision of Europe,

  • Adrian Iguarana Mexican national raised in the city of Ciudad Juárez, is currently Sales Director for Apple Spain and Founding Chairman of the Mexxa Foundation, a foundation under the aegis of the Fondation de France, which works for vulnerable children and teenagers in Mexico.

He attended the University of Texas at El Paso and earned an MBA from the University of Paris Dauphine. Throughout his career, he has held leadership roles for Apple in finance and business development in Paris, Cupertino, California, London, Bangalore and Madrid. These experiences abroad have allowed him to experience very contrasting realities but he considers himself deeply Euro-Mexican.

  • Geraldina Villarreal-Salton, President and co-founder of the Economic Chamber of Mexico in FranceShe was the European representative of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) Alumni Office and Director of European Internships. Co-founder of the ITESM Alumni Association based in France, she is currently a member of EXATEC's European Council.Geraldina holds an MBA specialising in International Relations with a joint study programme from universities in the USA and Asia, and a Master's degree in Marketing from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores (ITESM) in Monterrey, Mexico.

    She coordinated academic programs in the US, Europe, Asia and South America. She has been the liaison between Mexico and Europe for students and alumni doing professional internships and working on specific assignments, building international networks, networking for the Mexican business ecosystem.

  • Lorenzo Vignal, Former Ambassador of Mexico,

Diplomatic missions to China, Vietnam, Australia and France. Ambassador to Sweden, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia. Diplomatic Advisor to the Presidency of the Republic. Twice Chief of State Protocol.

Graduate in International Relations / Administration and Public Policies (El Colegio de México and then IBERGOP / ITAM / FLACSO / COLMEX / IPADE)
Self-employed entrepreneur, founded two commercial companies, one for the representation of foreign companies in Mexico, the other for the import and distribution of French and Spanish independent wine producers in Mexico. President of the Mexican Association of French Wines (2005-2013), contributes to the writing of the UBI France study on "The wine and spirits market in Mexico" (2010).

Joined in 2008 the ADIT Group, European leader in business intelligence. General Delegate to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, then partner of the subsidiary SALVEO since 2014 as Senior Vice President. Leads the attraction strategies for Foreign Direct Investments.

A lover of history and culture, a friend of ideas, a humanist and universalist, he speaks several languages. Proud of his Franco-Mexican heritage.

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