Southwestern University Trustee
Jorge Diaz Cuervo ’90
Jorge Diaz Cuervo is a director of Kybernus, a non-profit organization formed by Mexican corporate conglomerate Grupo Salinas to create social value in Mexico by building a culture of leadership based on values shared by both public and private institutions committed to strengthening liberal democracy. He previously served in Mexico´s federal government as Director General of Regional Development of the Secretariat for Agrarian, Territorial, and Urban Development, as General Director of Liaison with Non Government Organizations of the Secretariat of Foreign Relations, and National Coordinator of Delegations of the Secretariat of Social Development. In 2006 he was elected to Mexico City’s local congress, and during 2008 and 2009 he served as the president of Mexico’s Social Democratic Party.
Dr. Diaz Cuervo is a member of the board of Odontored S.A. de C.V. and president of that company’s audit committee. He also is a senior partner of Grupo Corporativo Consultiva S.A. de C.V. He is Vice President of Regional Development of the Mexican Association of Urban Planners and member of the Technical Directory of the Mexico City´s Panning Institute. His civic and community activities include membership in both Si x Mexico, Futuro XXI and Frente Cívico Nacional.
Jorge graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Southwestern in 1990, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. He went on to earn a master’s degree in international management from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico in 1995, a master’s degree in management of social security systems from the University of Alcala in Spain in 2005, and a PhD in law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2015. Prior to joining Southwestern’s board of trustees, Dr. Diaz Cuervo was a member of its board of visitors.
Location: Mexico City, Mexico