Fernando Valenzuela

Fernando is currently head of Aspen Institute education program in Mexico and Partner at Global Impact Edtech Alliance. He was formerly President McGraw-Hill Education, Latin America. He is a recognized senior executive, entrepreneur, speaker and board level leader with international background. He has founded and led successful enterprises in Latin America for over 25 years. He holds a Degree in Computer Science from the Universidad Iberoamericana, and an MBA in International Business by the University of Miami. Active member of Wharton Fellows, ENOVA Network of Latin America CEOs, Center for Hemispheric Policy and Council of the Americas, board member at Inroads. He was most recently President at Cengage Learning / National Geographic Learning Latin America and founder of LINNEA, the First Laboratory for Innovation in Learning Experiences in Latin America. There Fernando lead the transformation of the educational models and creating high value learning experiences by engaging students with technology. Website LinkedIn

The Small Business Intersection of Sports, Entertainment and Learning

Small business and education, a new field for ideation   Ever since I was a professional soccer player while pursuing my education degree, I always wanted to merge sports and education. That is...

Capitalism 2.0: A New Coming of Age Class of Investors and Entrepreneurs 

A new type of obstinacy addresses pending social challenges. Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez described Latin America as “a boundless realm of haunted men and historic women, whose unending...

Invest in What Matters

Why would you separate your investments from your values?   Editor's note: Fernando Valenzuela award winning educator and investor shares his personal views and thought leadership insights on the high rate...

The Future of Teaching, Curation of Meaningful Learning Experiences

Content creation requires insights, relevance and the ability to anticipate future interests.     As Clay Shirky has famously pointed out, publishing is no longer a job or an industry, it’s a button. We’re all creating...

Education and Talent Can Build a Better World Democracy

The EdTech Ecosystem has a role to play.   Editor's note: This is part two of a two part article. Part one entitled Learning the Value of Democracy covered There are still so many...

Learning the Value of Democracy

No matter what you do you are actually in education!     Editor's note: This is part one of a two part article. I have been privileged over the past 7 years to seat...