Juan José Hurtado

President and Chief Executive Officer, Laureate Mexico & Central America, and Senior Vice President, Global Operations & Learning and Innovation

Juan José Hurtado serves as Chief Executive Office (CEO) of Laureate Mexico, a role he was appointed to in January 2020. As CEO, Mr. Hurtado manages strategy and operations in Mexico and works with the executive team to carry out long-term projects and goals.

“As the world changes, so do the needs of students, employers, and our communities. As a higher education provider, instrumental in our success and impact is our ability to innovate and provide differentiated learning opportunities for all of our stakeholders.”

Prior to assuming the position of CEO, Mexico, Mr. Hurtado served as SVP, Global Operations and Learning Innovation (2017-2020), CEO of Central America (2014 – 2017), and VP for Human Resources in the Latin America Region (2012 – 2014). Mr. Hurtado previously held leadership positions at Unilever, and brings more than 25 years of experience in Human Resources, as well as experience as an operator and senior manager to Laureate.

Mr. Hurtado holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Lima University in Peru, and an M.B.A. from IESE (University of Navarra) in Barcelona, Spain.

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