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Mario Páez González


Institutional Message

We at the Universidad de Monterrey have the aim of inspiring our community to become the best version of themselves. 

Our 2030 mission has adopted digital transformation with the purpose of elevating the institution to the next level in teaching and learning, which will also offer students a differentiated value proposition. In order to achieve this, we have implemented strategies through the use of technology with some critical components such as organizational and cultural design, and the creation of new competencies in order to facilitate the evolution of our academic and administrative processes. 

We will continue to strengthen our initiatives aiming to develop skills with a humanist hallmark and to transcend in the service of others, through the creation of products and services that guarantee a better student experience while at the same time they accompany parents and students in the academic processes with the best support tools in order to achieve educational excellence and to continue preparing them throughout their professional life.

At UDEM, we commit ourselves to offering the principles, values, and teaching instruments necessary to motivate the new generations to improve an ever-changing world, always inspiring their best version. 



Digital transformation
Agile Teams 

Mario Páez González has been the President of the Universidad de Monterrey since 2019.

He joined Grupo Alfa in 1974.  During the 45 years of his tenure in this corporation, he was Chief Executive Officer of Empaques de Cartón Titán and the Total Home (Home Depot), and Chief Financial Officer of Alfa.

He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Alimentos, an Alfa subsidiary that is a leading company in the frozen food industry worldwide. During his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, since 2002, the company grew six-fold and expanded to 18 countries, with a workforce of more than 45,000 people.

He acted as President of the Consejo Mexicano de la Industria de Productos de Consumo, A.C. (ConMéxico - Mexican Council of the Consumer Products Industry) and Vice president of the Consejo Mexicano de la Carne (Mexican Meat Council). 

He is currently a board member with several companies in Mexico.

He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jesús M. Montemayor Charity Foundation since 2002 and he served as Chairman of this organization from 2015 to 2017. He has been part of the Economic Council of the Monterrey Archdiocese and he also presides over the Diocesan Tithing Committee.

Mario Páez is a graduate of the undergraduate degree program in Public Accounting at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. He also earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from the same institution. He pursued an MBA at Tulane University and completed the Senior Management program at IPADE. 

He is married to Mrs. Nidia Villarreal. They have two children and four grandchildren. 

Senior Leadership Team

Carlos García González
Eduardo García Luna Martínez
María del Roble Garza Treviño
Isabella Navarro Grueter
Patricio de la Garza Cadena
Luis Iturralde Siller