Juan Navarro

Associate faculty


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 economics, finance, entrepreneurship, business administration, international trade and higher education. As a researcher, his analytic reports have been issued by universities, research centres and global organizations, and these have been focused on free trade agreements happening in the Asia Pacific Region. His report, FTAAP: Next Generation Trade and Investment Issues, completed for the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) was endorsed by the ABAC plenary and due to the interest generated in the report, Navarro was invited to present it during the APEC Senior Officials meeting held in Chile in May 2019. 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 Canada and 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), mentors young entrepreneurs through Futurpreneur Canada, member of the Free Trade Zone committee of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) and member of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

Navarro one of the top 75 finalists for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards (in 2018 and 2019) and a finalist for the Vivian Prokop Mirchandani Mentorship Award at Futurpreneur Canada.



Master in Global Management

Royal Roads University

Master in Finance

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Bachelor of Business Administration

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Diploma in Economics

Universidad of Guadalajara

Diploma in Public Finance

World Bank Institute


Founders' Award

Royal Roads University