Javier Arreola

Engineer, Leader, Entrepreneur

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Javier's bio

I enjoy impacting people, organizations and systems and aim to transform the world into a better place. I have a strong intellectual curiosity for solving problems and gain satisfaction by devoting my skillsets and energies to finding viable and sustainable solutions.

I enjoy discussing orally or in paper topics that are relevant to society nowadays. I am a person of action, so I am convinced that the application of knowledge, in collaboration with capable driven people, can result in profound and innovative transformations in technology, the economy and the community.

My most meaningful experiences have been opportunities where I have partnered with intelligent and committed individuals also interested in making a positive difference in the community, country and world.



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Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know where I have worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2014 - Current

Columnist

Forbes

2014 - Current

President of AEM Jóvenes, Washington D.C.

AEM Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos

2012 - Current

Cofounder and Advisor

AILUM: Asociación de Ingenieros Líderes Unidos por México A.C.

2012 - 2014

Representative of Engineering Students before the University's Sciences Council

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

2013 - 2014

Research Assistant

The Brookings Institution

2013 - 2014

President

Mexican Students Association at The George Washington University

2012 - 2013

Member of the Board of Directors

SEFI: Sociedad de ExAlumnos de la Facultad de Ingeniería A.C.

2009 - 2012

Business Development Associate

Ing. Manuel Viejo Zubicaray

2009 - 2012

Professor and Research Assistant

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

2009 - 2011

Vicepresident

CECICM: Club de Estudiantes del Colegio de Ingenieros Civiles de México, Facultad de Ingeniería

2008 - 2008

Engineering Assistant Intern

ICISA Ingeniería S.A. de C.V.

2003 - 2007

Coordinator of Social Events

Manjares, Organización de Eventos Sociales

Columnist

Forbes

Regular blogger at Forbes Mexico's online edition, where I discuss topics such as analyzing current issues on Energy, infrastructure and Entrepreneurship. I also focus on how Mexico's role contrasts with the rest of the world and work to simplify complex terminology to ensure articles are accessible to a larger readership.

President of AEM Jóvenes, Washington D.C.

AEM Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos

• Develop strategic planning, decision making and manage teams.
• Establish, and develop relationships and partnerships with government institutions, organizations, NGOs foundations, and companies.
• Design intellectual, professional, and economic development programs for outreaching young entrepreneurs, businessmen, students and professionals.

Cofounder and Advisor

AILUM: Asociación de Ingenieros Líderes Unidos por México A.C.

Ideologist, leader and founder of the Association of Engineering Leaders United for Mexico. The project aims to promote the STEM Fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in Mexico and from Mexico to the world.

Representative of Engineering Students before the University's Sciences Council

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Developed and revised curriculum for undergraduate and graduate degrees of UNAM's Schools and Institutes of Engineering, Sciences and Chemistry.

Research Assistant

The Brookings Institution

• Performed research for reports and blogs discussing a wide range of issues, including economics, energy, development, security, trade, infrastructure and politics. Research concentrated on Mexico, the United States, Venezuela, Brazil, El Salvador, Colombia and Bolivia.
• Research Assistant to Nonresident Senior Fellow Diana Villiers Negroponte.
• Effectively communicated in Spanish and English in outreach efforts to key Mexican stakeholders, collaborated with the Initiatives of Security in the 21st Century, Global Cities and Latin America.
• Report and Blog contributor.

President

Mexican Students Association at The George Washington University

Provided a venue to learn, develop identity and be in contact with Mexico through education, debate and culture by facilitating academic, cultural and social events to the GWU community. High-Profile Invitees included the Former First Lady of Mexico, the Governor of Querétaro and the Presiding Judges of the Mexican Electoral Court of the Federal Judiciary.

Highlights:
• First Place at the GWU Latino Leaders awards, under the category of “Promoting Academia in the Community”, for promoting the best quality informative and educational actions among the Latino associations.
• Finalist to the Excellence in Diversity Award, recognized as one of the top-10 GWU organizations that have demonstrated a significant commitment to Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.
• Became one of the top-five associations of Mexican students in the U.S. in its first year of operations.

Member of the Board of Directors

SEFI: Sociedad de ExAlumnos de la Facultad de Ingeniería A.C.

Representative of new generations (2008) of the Alumni Association.

Business Development Associate

Ing. Manuel Viejo Zubicaray

• Collaborated with electromechanical analysis and Social Witness reports to the Federal Power • Company in "La Yesca" Hydroelectric Project.
• Consulting on Resilience Engineering, Innovation and Finance to private entities.
• Research leader on renewable electric energies to decrease climate change and curriculum flexibility, submitted to the Environment and Education Departments.

Professor and Research Assistant

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Assisted Emeritus Professor Manuel Viejo Zubicaray in the "Needs of Resources of Mexico" Honors course.

Vicepresident

CECICM: Club de Estudiantes del Colegio de Ingenieros Civiles de México, Facultad de Ingeniería

• Organized the X Inter-University Contest of Wooden Bridges, which has evolved into a National University Contest of Wooden Bridges.
• Organized workshops, conferences and courses on Civil Engineering and professional development topics.

Engineering Assistant Intern

ICISA Ingeniería S.A. de C.V.

Supervised construction workers and provided technical support in building a corporate complex.

Coordinator of Social Events

Manjares, Organización de Eventos Sociales

• Head coordinator for social events with typically 50-250 guests.
• Worked on Marketing, Sales, Technology Settlings, Inventory and Design during weekends.
• Developed part of the graphic design of the company. In the meantime, developed a quality strategy based on the Pareto principle, improving substantially the perception of the company among customers.

Education

See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

The George Washington University

Engineering Management

2013 - 2015 • Master of Science in Engineering Management, with a focus on Engineering and Technology Management.
• Founder and President: Mexican Students Association at The George Washington University.
• Delivered presentations representing The George Washington University at Harvard University, Stanford University and Yale University.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

B.S. Civil Engineering

2007 - 2012 Awards / Programs:
• Graduated with Honors, receiving the Honorable Mention recognition.
• Mexico City Engineering Award for Civil Engineering Dissertation. You can download it at http://bit.ly/SA11dv
• Member of the Honors Program of the School of Engineering
• Goldman Sachs Global Leader, 2009

Stanford University

Engineering

2011 - 2011 Selected as one of 11 representatives from UNAM to attend the Summer Program and take Bachelor of Science complementary studies.

Blog

I am a regular blogger at different publications, including Forbes Spanish, the World Economic Forum, Connect Americas and Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos, where I discuss topics such as analyzing current issues on Energy, infrastructure and Entrepreneurship. Please feel to subscribe to the newsletter.

Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Entrepreneurship

Engineering

Public Speaking

Resilience

Initiator

Mexico and developing countries

Hispanics

Leadership

Testimonials

Hear what some of my colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Ed Martinez

President & CEO, XPEDIR

Javier- Is an Outstanding person with great values and principals. Javier is a Top Executive that instills a True Sense of Priorities to Drive Performance. Javier is a great asset to any organization to drive internal collaboration with a Clear Vision and Mission, focused on Innovation and Results. Javier has an Acute Sense of the Market Needs and is a very passionate individual about making a positive impact on the needs of society. A TRUE class act.

Jessica Lilian Aceves Flores

Junior Engineer en APM Terminals

Javier is a highly motivated person who likes gaining and sharing knowledge. He is an excellent team player with sharp entrepreneurial skills. I am confident that Javier will continue his success and with it he will boost the success of every project that he gets involved with.

Carlos A. de la Garza Jr.

Master in Public Administration Candidate

Javier Arreola is one of the most dedicated professionals through his work at AEM Jóvenes. Working with Javier Arreola, I found him as a person with great knowledge and deep recognition of modern solutions. Energy industry expert. Ambitious person always ready to put all his energy and stamina to get the job done. Thanks to his interpersonal skills, he has great relations with both member and potential partners.

Héctor Elizarrarás Esquivel

Gerente de Estructuras en Cafel Ingenieria S.C.

Eres un excelente alumno, observe y me gustó la ponencia que realizaste el 14 de febrero del 2014, muchas felicidades Javier.

Oscar Esquinca

Fundador en AILUM, A.C.

Javier es una persona comprometida con su trabajo y apasionada por comprender y entender todos los procesos que suceden para lograr el resultado correcto.

Biographical Sketch

Javier Arreola Rosales is one of the 20 most influential leaders for Latin America in Washington D.C., according to Latino Leaders Magazine. He graduated with honors in Civil Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he excelled as a member of the Honors Program. In 2011, he was elected to represent the School of Engineering students at the UNAM's Council of Sciences. His thesis on Resilience Engineering won the 2012 Mexico City Engineering Award. He participated in the Stanford International Honors Program in 2011 and in the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program in 2009. He is cofounder of the Association of Engineering Leaders United for Mexico NGO. He obtained a Master of Science in Engineering Management with focus on technology at The George Washington University, where he was recognized as one of the five Carlos Slim Scholars. He has been President of the Mexican Students Association and the Council of Mexican Young Businessmen in Washington D.C. He worked at The Brookings Institution, the most important think-tank in the world, focusing on Mexico and Latin America. He has delivered presentations in the United States, Colombia and Panama as well as at the Universities of Harvard, Stanford, Yale, George Washington and Georgetown. He is a regular blogger at the Spanish editions of Forbes and the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers network. By emphasizing the most relevant issues of Mexico's leadership in the world, Javier prepares his career as an entrepreneur and job-creator among the competitive international arena.

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