Armando is Founder, President and CEO of i2Co: School of Transformative Leadership; whose mission is to inspire and accelerate leaders through transformational learning experiences. i2Co School aims to bring game changing innovation processes that lead to creative solutions for civil society, business and governments to help achieve systemic change and more citizen centered outcomes.
Since 2008, Armando is Founder & President of Instituto de Pensamiento Estratégico Ágora A.C. IPEA (Agora Institute for Strategic Thinking), the first Mexican “think” and “do” tank that identifies, trains and connects young leaders with decision makers empowering them to become agents of change. In 2012 he founded Un millón de jóvenes por México (One million youth for Mexico), the largest Mexican youth independent network. In 2016 Armando founded ELEGIR: Observatorio de Libertad Económica y Política (ELEGIR: Observatory of Economic and Political Freedom). He studied International Business at Tec de Monterrey (graduated with honors), Economics and Public Policy at Georgetown University where he attended the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program sponsored by Georgetown University Latin American Board and Creative Leadership at THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam.
In 2010, Armando was selected as one of ten potential leaders by American Express and has been speaker at TEDxDF (2010) and TEDxMexicoCity (2016). He is alumni member of the Global Shapers Community – Mexico City Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. He was selected among the 50 Global Shapers from around the world to attend the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos 2016 (Davos 50) where he launched: #LetsBe1One Global Campaign.
Armando is member of the Experts Network of the World Economic Forum and Geopolitical Intelligence Services, founded by H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein. In 2017 he became Concordia Ambassador as a member of the Young Professionals Program (YP). Armando is an op-ed columnist in El País, El Economista, CNN México, Forbes México and Expansión. He has published two books: La respuesta eres tú (You are the answer – 2006) and Un millón de jóvenes por México (One million youngsters for Mexico – 2012).