Dr María de Lourdes Dieck-Assad
María de Lourdes Dieck Assad is Dean of EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico since January 2011. She has held senior professorship and leadership positions in prestigious academic institutions and public and private organizations in Mexico and internationally. She has served as Mexico´s Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and as Chief of the Mexican Mission to the European Union and Permanent Representative to the European Council, and was decorated with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of Belgium for distinguished service.
In Mexico´s Federal Government, she served as Under-Secretary for Economic Affairs and International Cooperation at the State Department and as Chief of Advisors to the Secretary of the Economy. She has been an economic consultant to several international
institutions including the World Bank in Washington, DC in June 2015, Dean Dieck Assad was appointed to the Association of MBAs´ Board of Trustees. In 2014, she was elected to the global board of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in representation of Latin American AACSB member institutions.
In 2010, Dean Dieck Assad was appointed as a professional Board Member to two subsidiaries of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX). Dean Dieck Assad´s research centers on macroeconomics, monetary theory and policy, globalization and the Latin American economic context. She has collaborated with Nobel Prize winner Paul A. Samuelson, William D. Nordhaus and José de Jesús Salazar in the book, “Macroeconomía con aplicaciones a México” (1998, 2001) as well as, “Macroeconomía con aplicaciones a América Latina” (2006) with the same co authors. Her publications as EGADE Business School Dean include,“Globalization and Business Schools: Toward Business and World-Sustainable Leadership” published in the special edition, Deans´ Forum on the Globalization of Business Education and Development: Reflections and Directions for the Future, in the Journal of Teaching in International Business (2013).
Dr Dieck Assad earned her PhD in Economics (1983) from The University of Texas at Austin (USA), a master´s degree in Economic Development (1976) from Vanderbilt University (USA) and a B.Econ. Cum Laude (1975) from Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico).