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UNICON Board Gives Mónica Sacristán Fanjul Lifetime Achievement Award

On the April board call, the UNICON Board of Directors awarded Mónica Sacristán Fanjul, Dean, Executive Development, ITAM a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for her enormous and continuing contribution to Executive Education.

The award will be formally presented at the UNICON Annual Board Meeting in July.

Monica Sacristan has been Dean of Executive Development and University Extension at ITAM since 1999. This area reports directly to the University Rector and is responsible for all the non-degree programs in the University.

ITAM has been a member of UNICON since 2001, and Monica has been involved in UNICON since 2000 when she discovered the consortium shortly after taking over as Dean for Executive Development.

Besides being responsible for all Executive Development operations, she has designed, coordinated and lectured in several open enrollment and custom Executive Education programs for the Mexican branches of International companies, including the Coca Cola Company, Citigroup, Novartis and Siemens, as well as Mexican corporations like Peñoles, Jumex, Grupo Nacional Provincial, Grupo Modelo, Grupo Bimbo and Grupo Bal amongst others.

Ms. Sacristan served six years on the UNICON Board, where, at different times, she chaired the Membership, Research and Continuity Committees. In 2006 she served as Vice-chairperson of the Board and as Chairperson in 2007. In 2020, she began to run the UNICON Leadership Academy, a blended program to mentor promising individuals who want to make a career in executive education. She is now an Emeritus Board member of UNICON.

Before joining ITAM Monica worked for McKinsey & Co and was partner and founder of two ventures in the restaurant & food industry.

Monica finished a B.S. in Chemistry obtaining the highest honors, the Gabino Barreda Medal, in Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM), where she also studied a Masters in Science in Chemistry. She is an MBA graduate from ITAM, a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program and holds a Certificate in Positive Business and Society Change from the Weatherhead School of Management. She has been through the Center for Creative Leadership’s Assessment Certification Workshop and the Coaching for Human Resource Professionals Program.