Dr. Maria de Lourdes Dieck Assad

Dr. Maria de Lourdes Dieck Assad

Director General, Graduate Schools of Business and Government Tecnologico de Monterrey

Dr. María de Lourdes Dieck Assad is Dean of EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey since January 2011. She previously served as Dean of the EGAP School of Government and Public Policy and as Director General of the Mexico City-Santa Fe Campus at Tecnológico de Monterrey. She has held professorships and leadership positions in prestigious academic institutions and public and private sector organizations in Mexico and internationally.

Dr. Dieck Assad served as Mexico´s Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and served also as Chief of the Mexican Mission to the European Union and Permanent Representative to the European Council (2004-2007). For her distinguished service she was decorated with the Grand Cross of the Order of Belgium, awarded by Royal Decree. In Mexico´s Federal Government, she served as Under-Secretary of Economic Affairs and International Cooperation at the State Department (2003-2004), Chief of Advisors to the Secretary of the State Department (2003) and Chief of Advisors to the Secretary of the Economy (2002-2003). She has been an economic consultant to several international institutions including the World Bank in Washington, D.C. (1985-1987). In 2010 she was appointed as a professional Board Member to two subsidiaries of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX): PEMEX Petrochemicals and PEMEX Gas & Basic Petrochemicals.

Dr. Dieck Assad´s research and teaching centers on macroeconomics, monetary theory and policy, trade liberalization, and globalization in the Latin American economic context.

She has been the recipient of many distinctions including the Sally Butler International Scholarship, the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation and the International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women.

Dr. Dieck Assad earned her Ph.D. in Economics (1983) from The University of Texas at Austin (USA), where she was a member of the Phi Kappa Honor Society, a master´s degree in Economic Development (1976) from Vanderbilt University (USA) and a B.Econ. Cum Laude (1975) from Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico).