U.S.-Mexico Foundation

Juan Alberto González Esparza

As general director, Juan Alberto González is responsible for the operations of Microsoft Mexico. Additionally, González manages the social responsibility initiative, where Microsoft Mexico has one of the best practices worldwide.

Before joining Microsoft Mexico, González was general director of the Andean region, including Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Before becoming general director of the Andean region, González was director at the subsidiaries in Colombia for two years, and later in Peru for another three years. Due to his great passion for social responsibility, in 2000 González founded the Microsoft Solidario program, which engages employees and their families in social responsibility efforts in Colombia. Mr. González joined Microsoft in 1994, as Sales Manager in Mexico. Before Microsoft, he worked at Novell México.

Mr. González has received several awards inside Microsoft recognizing his leadership and skills. He received the Colombian citizenship by the hand of the President Alvaro Uribe.

Juan Alberto González graduated from La Salle Univerity with a Bachelor´s degree Computer Science and Cybernetics. He also holds several diplomas in leadership and administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Wharton University.

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