Javier Arreola Rosales is an Investment Banker at GF Inbursa, Carlos Slim's bank, where he contributes to manage a portfolio of companies located in Mexico, the U.S., Colombia and Spain. His career at the company has improved the portfolio's diversity in terms of gender equality, social impact and human development towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He is the bank's Fintech initiative operator —including cryptocurrencies—, reporting directing to the Chairman. He is also a World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Shaper.
He is one of the 40 regular authors appointed by the WEF, where he cowrites the Spanish version of 10 must-read economics stories of the week. He is also a blogger on energy, entrepreneurship, infrastructure and Hispanics and he has been quoted by Forbes Mexico, El País, El Economista, El Financiero, Expansión, NPR, among others.
He worked at The Brookings Institution, the most important think-tank in the world, focusing on Mexico and Latin America. He has delivered presentations in the United States, Mexico, Colombia and Panama as well as at the Universities of Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Georgetown and The George Washington University.
He obtained a Master of Science in Engineering Management with focus on technology at The George Washington University, where he was recognized as a Carlos Slim Scholar. Priorly, he graduated as a Civil Engineer from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
By emphasizing the most relevant issues of Mexico's and the Americas' leadership in the world, Javier aims to help his community, country and region to thrive and collect the social benefits the Fourth Industrial Revolution will unlock.