Organization: Automotive Cluster of Nuevo Leon
Type of organization: Cluster organization / Business network
Since October 2012, Manuel Montoya is member of the Board of Directors of TCI. He is General Manager of the Automotive Cluster of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He was responsible for organizing the 7CLAC - 7th TCI Latin American Cluster Conference and the TCI Global Conference 2014 in Monterrey. He has a long career in business and has participated as board member in many regional development-oriented organizations such as Fomento Cultural y Deportivo, A.C., Promotora de Iniciativas de Desarrollo, A.C., Inmobiliaria Seival, A.C., Impulso Educativo y Social, A.C., and Centro de Competitividad de Monterrey, A.C. He has worked as consultant in strategic planning, business plan development, and cluster development. Manuel holds a PhD in Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, a Master in Business Administration by the IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain and a degree in Chemical Engineering by the ITESM Monterrey.
Type of activities that best describe my current responsabilities: Lead organisation, set strategy and action agenda, design programs and policies .
I have been active in economic development for: Between 5 and 10 years .
I have experience with the following economic development-related tools: Industry analysis , Regional economic analysis , Cluster analysis , Benchmarking , Evaluation , Foresight , Facilitation , Training , Project management .
I have experience with the following economic development-related topics: Internationalization , Investment attraction , Innovation, R&D , Workforce development , SME upgrading , Location/cluster/marketing/branding/communications , Environmental sustainability , Social inclusion/social responsibility , Impact assessment/evaluation , Capacity building , Economic development in emerging/developing economies .
I have worked in the following world regions: Asia , Latin America & Caribbean .
I have worked in the following industries: Aerospace , Automotive , Logistics , Mining (incl. equipment) , Plastics , Tourism .
I am fluent (to high proficient) in the following languages: English , Spanish .
I am interested in: Participating in joint programs/cooperation projects , Doing peer reviews of programs/policies/initiatives , Consulting , Being part of a publication as an author , Being a speaker .