President and CEO, GreenMomentum Inc.
Luis Aguirre-Torres is the founder and current President and CEO at GreenMomentum Inc., a cleantech and energy market intelligence firm focused on the Latin American industry. He is also the founder of Cleantech Challenge Mexico, Latin America´s top green business accelerator program.
Dr. Aguirre-Torres has been recognized by the US President Barack Obama as Champion of Change, becoming the first Mexican Citizen to receive this honor bestowed by the White House. He was also recognized as High Impact Entrepreneur during President Obama’s visit to Mexico in 2013. Currently he is Co-Chair of the Mexico-US Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council’s Energy and Sustainability Subcommittee.
Prior to founding GreenMomentum, Dr. Aguirre-Torres co-founded several high-tech startup companies based in Silicon Valley, California, for which his companies raised more than 120 million dollars from US Venture Capital firms. Today, he oversees the operation of GM Capital, a corporate venture fund focused on early-stage cleantech startup companies in Mexico.
He is a member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), Adviser at Project Edge Group, a Board Member at the Global Sustainability Institute at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) and a member of the Editorial Board at Estrategia Global. Between 2001 and 2002, Dr. Aguirre-Torres was a member of the US delegation to the United Nations’ ITU-T, where he was the editor and co-author of several international telecommunications standards and recommendations.
He is considered an expert in clean technology, climate change and emerging market development. He is the author of several publications in international technical journals and business magazines, as well as three books on corporate responsibility, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres holds a first degree in Computer Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a Doctorate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications from University College London, University of London.