Ricardo B. Salinas

Ricardo B. Salinas

Ricardo B. Salinas is one of Latin America's most outstanding entrepreneurs and a  man convinced of the enormous potential of his country, Mexico.

Salinas is the founder and CEO of Grupo Salinas, a conglomerate of some of  Mexico's most prominent companies in the banking, specialized retail, electronic  media, telecommunications, content production, insurance, and retirement fund  management sectors, among others. Grupo Salinas currently employs more than  110,000 people in seven countries. 

As a public figure, Salinas has focused his efforts on the need to modernize Mexican  business practices. He is noted for his focus on free trade, government deregulation, and foreign investment, as well as on improving the quality of management and  information technology in Mexican companies. 

Ricardo B. Salinas is an active promoter of a true cultural change to achieve an  inclusive prosperity that generates well-being for all. To achieve this, he proposes  the creation of environments of freedom and innovation, ideas that he promotes  through the Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego Center. He also supports various social and  environmental initiatives through the Azteca Foundation.  

In 2015, the Autonomous University of Guadalajara (UAG) awarded Salinas the  degree of Doctor Honoris Causa due to his strong leadership and contribution to the  development of businesses in Mexico, the United States, and the Latin American  countries where Grupo Salinas companies operate. 

Ricardo B. Salinas’ advanced and cutting-edge outlook has received recognition  from the most important international business organizations and forums. Through  his conferences, Salinas has participated in the World Economic Forum and The  Aspen Institute. He has also been a speaker at 'The Young Presidents'  Organization', 'The Economist Roundtable on Mexico', 'The Institute of the  Americas', 'The Harvard Business School', and the TED forum, addressing topics  such as globalization, the benefits of the free movement of people, opportunities at  the base of the pyramid, and the benefits of technological change in society. 

He also considers it essential to reach out to young people, and has lectured on  leadership, immigration, inclusive prosperity, cultural change, and economic  freedom at the University of Michigan, Georgetown University, UCLA, Harvard  University, Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), National  Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and Tec de Monterrey technological  college, among many other institutions of higher education.

Salinas has one of the most visited business blogs in Latin America  (https://www.ricardosalinas.com). His articles have been published in U.S. journals  and newspapers such as The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and The Hill and  he is a regular columnist in publications such as El Universal, El Financiero, El  Economista, El Horizonte, and El Informador. 

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