Armando Regil Velasco
Founder, President & CEO of i2Co: School of Transformative Leadership
Armando Regil Velasco is the Founder, President & CEO of i2Co: School of Transformative Leadership; a school of creative leadership, design and innovation dedicated to accelerating leaders (in companies, governments and organizations) through the design of MasterClasses and learning experiences and personal transformation to generate creative solutions and exponential innovation.
Since 2008, he has been the founding President of the Ágora A.C. Strategic Thinking Institute. (IPEA), the first Mexican "think" and "do" tank of young people dedicated to promoting freedom in Mexico and to forming a generation of leaders who think and act strategically in the private, public and civil society sectors. In 2012, he founded "One million young people for Mexico", an organization (citizen, non-partisan and independent network) that he also presides over and in 2016 ELEGIR: Observatory of Economic and Political Freedom.
Armando has a Bachelor's Degree in International Business and graduated with honors from the Tec de Monterrey. He studied Economics and Public Policy at Georgetown University, Systems Leadership and Systems Transformation at Stanford University, Creative Leadership at THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam and has various diplomas from the Liechtenstein Academy in Switzerland, University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, the Escuela Superior de Economía y Administración de Empresas in Buenos Aires, Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, The Leadership Institute in Virginia and Acton University in Michigan.
In 2010, he was selected one of the ten Potentialists in Mexico by American Express and has participated as a speaker in TEDxDF 2010 and TEDxMexicoCity 2016. He is an alumni of the Global Shapers - Mexico City Hub community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Think Tank New Media Editorial Advisory Board. In 2016, he was selected as one of the 50 Shapers (Davos 50) from around the world to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos where he launched the global campaign #LetsBe1One.
Armando is a member of the World Economic Forum's network of experts and of Geopolitical Intelligence Services, founded by H.H.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein. In 2017, he became Ambassador of Concordia as a member of the Young Professionals Program.
He is a columnist for widely distributed media such as El País, El Economista, CNN Mexico, Nación 321 and Forbes Mexico. He has published two books: The answer is you: A vision of leadership for young entrepreneurs (2006) and Un millón de jóvenes por México: Una agenda de libertad y corresponsabilidad (Taurus 2012).
Armando is an international speaker on different topics. He promotes the creative process designed by i2Co School to inspire and help leaders reinvent themselves and transform their environment by co-creating creative solutions to complex problems.
Foreign Affairs Columnist at The New York Times. Bestselling author and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes
Co Founder of Gapminder Foundation
Expert of Organizational Information
Business leader in the retail sector
President of El Corte Inglés (2014-2018)