Bio (Juan Navarro)
Juan Navarro is a researcher, educator and entrepreneur. During his career, he has gained valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in the private and public sectors on topics such as regional economics, entrepreneurship, business administration, finance, international trade, free trade agreements, and higher education. As a researcher, his analytic reports have been issued by universities, research centres and global organizations. His report, The Trans-Pacific Partnerships and the Pacific Alliance: Complementary agreements toward higher regional economic integration in the Asia Pacific Region, was written for the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canadaand presented by Canada’s delegation during the international meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council in Peru in 2016.
As director of CMX Partnerships, Navarro promoted business opportunities, encouraged the construction of collaborative agreements, organized trade missions and completed research projects for leading organizations. As an entrepreneur, his international trade company opened the market for new brands and was acknowledged as one of the province’s top five companies in the Small Business BC Awards in 2016. As an economist at the Central Bank in Mexico for 10 years, he analyzed local economies in ten states, completed analytic reports, and liaised with local governments, industry associations and stakeholders. As an educator, Navarro has worked as associate faculty at the business schools of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Panamericana University and Royal Roads University. He currently works as admissions manager at the Study Group Organization.
Navarro is a member of the Canadian International Council (CIC) and a mentor to young entrepreneurs through Futurpreneur Canada.
Navarro holds a Master in Global Management (2015) from Royal Roads University, a Master in Finance (2001) from Tecnológico de Monterrey, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (1998) from Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has a Diploma in Economics (2012) from Universidad of Guadalajara and a Diploma in Public Finance (2011) from the World Bank Institute and Tecnológico de Monterrey. Navarro was one of the top 75 finalists for the 2018 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards and he received the Founders' Award from Royal Roads University in 2015.