Roberto Guajardo Suárez

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Roberto Guajardo Suárez
2nd Director-General, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM)
Term 1947 – 1951
Predecessor León Ávalos y Vez
Successor Víctor Bravo Ahuja
Born (1918-10-16)16 October 1918[1]
Monterrey, Nuevo León [1]
Died October 2008 (aged 89–90) [2]
Alma mater Escuela Libre de Derecho
Residence Monterrey, Mexico City
Profession Lawyer
Spouse Adriana Vizcaya (married on 10 December 1949) [1]
Children Roberto, Adriana, Sandra, Rogelio, Julio Marcelo, Camila and Mauricio [1]

Roberto Guajardo Suárez (16 October 1918 – ca. October 2008[2]) was a Mexican lawyer who served as the second director-general of the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM, 1947–1951), as a founding president of Sociedad Artística Tecnológico (the Institute's artistic society) in 1948 and as president of Coparmex, a Mexican employers' association (1960–1973).

Guajardo Suárez was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, into a family composed by Manuel Guajardo Medina and Sofía Suárez.[1] He received a bachelor's degree in Law from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (1941) and served as director of Sulfato de Viesca, S.A. (1951–53) and Refrescos Internacionales (1953–60).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Lajoie, Lucian F.; Myer, Jack D; Castillo Nájera, Francisco (1972). Who's Notable in Mexico 1 (1st ed.). Mexico City, Mexico. p. 104. OCLC 1784836. 
  2. ^ a b Granados Chapa, Miguel Ángel (2008-10-15). "Plaza Pública: Hummers, hmm..." (in Spanish). Grupo Reforma. Retrieved 2008-11-30. "Cuando estaba por cumplir 90 años de edad (nació en Monterrey el 16 de octubre de 1918) murió el licenciado Roberto Guajardo Suárez, que después de una intensa presencia pública hace 35 años pasó a la discreción de la actividad privada. Graduado en la Escuela Libre de Derecho, fue uno de los fundadores del Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, que dirigió de 1947 a 1951. Dirigía una empresa refresquera cuando en 1960 fue elegido presidente de la Confederación Patronal de la República Mexicana. La dirigió durante 13 años, hasta que en mayo de 1973 fue obligado a renunciar por influencia del más acentuado conservadurismo empresarial, del que Guajardo Suárez había ido alejándose paulatinamente. Entre dificultades sembradas por extraños resabios, vivió con dignidad el último y prolongado tramo de su vida." —When was about to turn 90 years old (he was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, October 16, 1918) the lawyer Roberto Guajardo Suárez died, who after an intense public presence for 35 years passed at the discretion of the private sector. Graduated from the Escuela Libre de Derecho [Free School of Law], he was one of the founders of the Monterrey Technological and Superior Studies Institute, which he headed from 1947 to 1951. He ran a soft drink company when in 1960 was elected president of the Employers Confederation of the Mexican Republic. He led it for 13 years, until in May, 1973 was forced to resign by the most pronounced influence of corporate conservatism, which Guajardo Suárez had gone away gradually from. Among difficulties sown by strangers remnants, he lived in dignity the final and prolonged stretch of his life."