Economic Environment systematically studies the environment in which businesses operate. Likewise, it takes on the analysis of open and global economies’ impacts and challenges. It provides experiences in making the most of the opportunities presented by different environments with the intention of aiding the business director in defining strategies in changing environments.



Rafael Ramírez de Alba López

Chair and Professor of the Economic Environment Department

Associate Dean for the Executive MBA

Member of IPADE’s Top Management Committee

  • MBA with a concentration in Finance, Columbia Business School, New York.
  • BA in Economics, Universidad Panamericana (UP), Mexico City.
  • Sr. Director of Debt originations, GE Real Estate, 2007-2011.
  • Business Development Director for the residential mortgage business, GE Money Mexico, 2004-2007.
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Clínica para el Control Total de la Diabetes.
  • Strategic Investments Manager, ASA, 2002-2004.
  • Associate in the Investment Banking Division, Latin America Advisory Group, Goldman, Sachs & Co., 2000-2002.
  • Advisor to the Director General of FOVI (currently Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal-SHF), Banco de México, 1996-1998.
  • Full time professor at Universidad Panamericana from 1994 to 1996, visiting from 1996 to 1998 and 2002 to 2006. Lectured on Statistics, Economics, Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering.
  • Influence of the economic environment in a firm’s strategic decision-making process
  • Financial system, banking and capital markets
  • Monetary policy
  • Economic development
  • Catholic Social Teaching

Other studies:

  • Financial Analysis, User Decision Analysis and Investment Analysis, CCIM Institute.
  • Capital Leadership Development Experience, GE Capital.



Leonel Arias González

Professor at the Economic Environment Department

  • Executive MBA, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE BusinessSchool).
  • Advanced Management Program, IDE, Escuela de Dirección de Empresas, Ecuador.
  • MBA, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).
  • BA in Economics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
  • Head and Professor, Economic Environment, IDE, Escuela de Dirección de Empresas, Ecuador, 1998-2000.
  • Independent Consultant to several companies, 1991-1998.
  • Director, Corporate Banking, central district, Banco Internacional, S.N.C., 1990-1991.
  • International Consultant, BID-IICA, Quito, Ecuador, 1989-1990.
  • Director, Credit Operation Studies, Banco Nacional Pesquero y Portuario, S.N.C. BANPESCA, 1987-1988.
  • Assistant Director, Studies and Training, Banco Nacional Pesquero y Portuario, S.N.C. BANPESCA, 1985-1986.
  • Competitiveness and economic development
  • Global economy
  • Economic policies
  • Business economics
  • Economic decisions
  • Development and Appraisal of Industrial Projects, German Foundation for International Development.
  • Diploma in Real Estate Administration and Finance, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
  • Pre-Investment and Consulting Services, BID-CIP, Quito, Ecuador.
  • Economic Appraisal of Investment Projects, Organización de Estados Americanos, OEA- CETREDE.

Eugenio Gómez Alatorre

Professor at the Economic Environment Department

Academic Director of the Senior Management Program in the Agrifood Chain

  • PhD Candidate Government and Culture of the Organizations, Universidad de Navarra.
  • Master in Government and Culture of the Organizations, Universidad de Navarra.
  • MA in Economics, El Colegio de México.
  • BA in Economics, Universidad Panamericana.
  • Macroeconomics and Statistics Director, Aregional.
  • Macroeconomic Analysis Sub-director, Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público.
  • Professor, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Universidad Panamericana, 2008.
  • Professor, Economic and Business Environment, Universidad Latinoamericana, 2007.
  • Food Industry
  • Women in Senior Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic Development
  • Game Theory
  • Global Colloquium on Participant Centered Learning, Harvard Business School, 2011.
  • Management Program (D-1), IPADE Business School, 2009-2010.
  • Implementing Inflation Targeting-Practical and Operational Aspects, Brazil, 2007.

Roberto J. Manríquez Delgado

IPADE Academic Director

Professor at the Economic Environment Department

Member of the Board of Directors

Member of the Directors Committee

Member of the Academic Committee

  • PhD in Strategic Management and Development Policy, Centro de Alta Dirección en Economía y Negocios (Honorable Mention).
  • Executive MBA, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE).
  • Bachelor Degree in Economics with a minor in Finances and International Trade, Universidad Panamericana (UP).
  • Director of IPADE’s Economic Environment Department, 2008-2014.
  • He has held various management positions within IPADE.
  • Member of several Boards of Directors.
  • Consulting for numerous companies and public and private organizations related to economic policy formulation strategies, analysis of the economy as the company’s environment, the sectorial impact of the economic environment, international tax systems and competitiveness of the urban economy, and otherwise.
  • Representative of the Accreditation Committee of the Economic and Social Departments, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Conacyt).
  • Chief responsible for social work, School of Economics, Universidad Panamericana.
  • Corporate Finances Professor, Escuela Superior de Administración de Instituciones, 1997.
  • Academic Advisor, School of Economics, Universidad Panamericana, 1997.
  • Associate Professor of History of Economic Thought, Faculty of Law, Universidad
  • Panamericana, 1997.
  • Teacher Training, Colegio Cedros Sur, 1995-1996.
  • The analysis of economic situation and its impact on businesses.
  • Economic policy strategies before uncertain environments.
  • Analysis of the structure of the industry and its economic competitiveness.

Other studies:

  • Several courses on Philosophy and Anthropology.
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Juan Carlos Núñez Martínez

Professor at the Economic Environment Department

Director of the Executive Officers Management Program, AD-2, Monterrey Venue

  • Management Program (D-1), Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE Business School).
  • Executive MBA, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE Business School).
  • BA in Economics, Universidad Panamericana (UP).
  • Advisor to several public and private institutions.
  • Balance of payments
  • Economic outlook
  • Global economy
  • Economic statistics
  • Seminar on ROC Economic Development Experience, Taiwan.
  • Graduate course in Directive Teaching Process with a specialty in Control, Finance and Economics.
  • Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning (CPCL), Harvard Business School.


Sergio Raymond

Sergio Raimond-Kedilhac Navarro

Dean Professor

  • BA in Economics, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), 1968.


  • Consultant of various companies.
  • Member of several Boards.
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Universidad Panamericana and IPADE Business School.


  • President of Universidad Panamericana and IPADE Business School, 2002-2005.
  • Dean of IPADE Business School, 1980-2002.
  • Dean of Universidad Panamericana, 1980-1982.
  • Several charges at IPADE Business School and Universidad Panamericana:
  • Director of New Projects, 2006-2009.
  • Member of the Senior Council, 1974-2009.
  • Director at the Economic Environment Department, 1974-2007.
  • First Director of the School of Economics, Universidad Panamericana, 1974-2007.
  • Assessor of companies and member of several Management and Directive Councils.
  • Directive charges in various companies (Philco, S.A. de C.V. y Cyanamid de México, S.A. de C.V.), 1964-1969.
  • Publishes and divulge researches of the Economic Environment Department of IPADE Business School, 1970 to date.
  • Guest professor in several business schools.
  • Professor at the Economic Environment Department at IPADE Business School.


  • “Recognition to an outstanding international contribution to the science and art of management,” International Academy of Management, 1995.
  • “Distinguished Graduate,” granted by Escuela Superior de Economía of Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), 2000.
  • “Innovator’s Career Path,” granted by Centro de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica (CIITEC) of IPN, 2006.
  • Generators of competitiveness in the company
  • Projects for competitiveness and job creation
  • Global competitiveness to generate regional development
  • “Senior Living” industry: housing, services, and tourism health
  • Executive Officers Management Program (AD-2), Innovations and Technology Management Program (ADIT), Continuous Updating Management Program, and Human Development, IPADE Business School.
  • Several executive education and permanent updating programs, “Managing Global Opportunities,” Harvard Business School; “Marketing Research, Marketing Management and Marketing Principles,” International Marketing Institute, “Problemas Económicos de América Latina,” Colorado University.