• Juan Casillas

    Managing Director
    Manatt Jones Global Strategies
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    Col. Chapultepec Polanco
    Direct: +52.55.5281.8296
    General: +52.55.5281.8296
    Fax: +52.55.5280.5609


    Northwestern University, Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science, 1989.


    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Facultad de Ingeniería, Mexico City, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Electrical Engineering, 1986.

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    MJGS Web LogoJuan Casillas, based in Mexico City, provides consulting services to international corporations regarding their activities in Mexico as well as to Mexican businesses on their operations and initiatives overseas. He is a seasoned participant in the Mexican market who has worked in both Mexico and the United States and has substantial experience in business development, strategic planning and analysis, government and public affairs, and consulting in both countries. He has worked with companies in the financial, energy, manufacturing, infrastructure, automotive, hospitality, pharmaceutical, transportation, security, technology, and mining industries, among others. Through his participation and leadership in engineering and business associations, he has developed an extensive network in Mexico’s infrastructure, manufacturing and energy sectors.

    Prior to joining ManattJones, Mr. Casillas was the General Manager of STR, a software development company.

    In 2000 Mr. Casillas founded Colegioweb, an Internet company dedicated to providing extranet services to schools and medium-size companies and organizations.

    From 1993 to 1999 Mr. Casillas was the Assistant General Director of a hologram manufacturing company in Mexico. Prior to the above, he worked at Andersen Consulting in the Chicago office and at Servicios de Fomento Industrial, a Mexican consulting firm.

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    Honors & Awards

    CONACYT scholarship to pursue graduate studies, 1988.


    Memberships & Activities

    President, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) School of Engineering's Alumni Association (Sociedad de Exalumnos de la Facultad de Ingeniería - SEFI) 2009-2011

    Coordinator, UNAM Center of Advanced Engineering

    Member, Mexican Association of Engineers and Architects (Asociación de Ingenieros y Arquitectos de México - AIAM)

    Member, Mechanical Electrical Engineers Association (Asociación de Ingenieros Universitarios Mecánicos Electricistas - AIUME)

    Member, Advisory board for the Industrial Engineering Program, and the Basic Sciences Division at UNAM's School of Engineering

    Member, Alliance of Mexican Engineering Associations (Unión Mexicana de Asociaciones de Ingeniería - UMAI)

    Member, American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico's Energy Task Force, Government Affairs Group, Sustainable Development, Real Estate and Commercial Practices Committees

    Member of the Technical Committee of the FEPI (Fideicomiso Fondo para el Financiamiento de Estudios para Proyectos de Infraestuctura) public-private infrastructure investment fund

    Deputy Treasurer and Board Member, Academia de Música del Palacio de Minería

    Speaking Engagements