Mateo Mazal 

Regional Managing Director, Mexico & Central America

Mateo was born in Mexico City and grew up in Monterrey where he studied. He holds a BA in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Systems from ITESM and an MBA from IPADE Business School.

Learning is a tremendous passion for Mateo. He has worked in education for 14 years, transitioning into the sector as a University Rector at Universidad del Valle de Mexico campus Monterrey from a previous career as an investment banker. In 2012 he was promoted to COO for UVM. He was responsible for managing all operations and drove the expansion and growth of the group both organically through acquisitions as well as through focusing on academic quality and student outcomes. He moved away from education for two years, working as COO for City Express, an international hotel company, where he learned about service as a pilar for success not only for customers, but also for his team. However, the draw of the education sector was too strong and he rejoined UVM as VP of admissions and operations for 2 years before moving to ISP in March 2022.

Mateo is enthusiastic about working with our schools to become schools of choice and ISP’s purpose and principles really resonated with him. Helping children has been a part of his volunteer career for many years, serving as board member of PAME kids international and as Founder/CEO of Theatrum A.C., both organizations supporting children with medical and economical needs.

He enjoys the outdoors and mountains, playing music with his daughter, cycling (every type of terrain!) and spending time with his family. He also practices mindfulness and yoga.

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