Alfonso Romo

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Alfonso Romo Garza (born 1950), known as Alfonso Romo, is a Monterrey businessman and agro-industrialist, with interests in banking and Mexican politics. He founded the Opción Ciudadana (Citizen Option) party in 2005.[1]

Alfonso Romo was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He is a graduate of the Institute Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, where he received a degree in agricultural engineering.[2]

He founded Pulsar International in 1981. A holding company that among other entities included an insurance company, and stock brokerage, the group later expanded into biotechnology and seed production. Apart from its business enterprises, Pulsar supports various cultural, educational and ecological activities.

Alfonso Romo was active in support of former Mexican President Vicente Fox, and a leading proponent of the regional development and integration scheme known as the Puebla-Panama Plan. In 2012, however, he has decided to give his support to the PRD presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

He is a member of the World Bank's External Advisory Board for Latin America and the Caribbean.[2]

Romo is a major financier to the Swedish show jumper Rolf-Göran Bengtsson's ventures into the world elite of show jumping.[3]

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