About Enrique Cabrero Mendoza



Enrique Cabrero Mendoza got his Ph.D. in Management Sciences at HEC in France.

He studied a program of Pedagogical Improvement at the French Centre d´Enseignement Supérieur des Affaires (CESA) and a doctoral program in management focused on politics and state-owned companies.

He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE, for its acronym in Spanish). He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Administration at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi.

He has been a visiting professor in several outstanding academic institutions such as:  L’École Normale Supérieure and HEC in France; the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, and the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain, among others.

He has written and edited more than 25 books. He has published over a hundred articles and book chapters in different countries. His research covers a vast array of topics, such as the analysis of public policies, decentralization, federalism, local governments, competitiveness and science and technology policy.

He holds the highest level within Mexico’s National System of Researchers (level 3). He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and he participates in different editorial and academic councils of several institutions. He has worked as a consultant for international organizations on matters related to his area of expertise.

He was twice awarded by the French Government. He received the insignia of Knight of the Order of Academic Palms for his distinguished career path, as well as his effort to strengthen the bonds between France and Mexico in the academic field and in public administration. He was also appointed Knight of The National Order of Merit, an insignia granted to those who are recognized for his civil or military merits.

In 2015, he was designated Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, an award given by the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He also received the insignia Knight Commander by Number of The Order Of Isabella the Catholic from Felipe VI, King of Spain.

In Mexico, the Confederation of Industrial Chambers honored him with the prize Concamin 2014 for encouraging and promoting scientific and technological development and innovation in the country.
He has a license as a research professor by CIDE, the Research Center that he led from 2004 to 2012.

In January 2013, the President Enrique Peña Nieto appointed Enrique Cabrero as the General Director of the CONACYT. Since then, he has been in charge of articulating Mexico’s national policy on science and technology.

It should be pointed out that during his administration he has designed and implemented policies and strategies that have been important to strengthen science and technology in Mexico. The program Professorships for Young Researchers encourages the development of highly specialized human capital; the Call for Scientific Development Projects to solve National Issues is based on the conviction that science contributes to the understanding and solution of challenges; as well as the support to the development of scientific and technological infrastructure, mainly in public research centers, national laboratories and universities.

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