Leticia is an international consultant focused on the development and implementation of business models, strategies, business plans, commercialization and funding strategies for public and private corporations, SME’s, NGOs, universities and research organizations worldwide. During the last years, she has focused her career primarily on advising and mentoring Innovation Driven and Social entrepreneurs, start ups and SMEs in Mexico and worldwide.
Leticia has held business development and management consulting positions in global companies. She has been involved in the development and implementation of business plans and entry strategies in Latin America, Europe and Asia, for a variety of clients, including global companies, government organizations, NGOs/Charities and SMEs, in a wide range of industries, including Telecommunications, Airlines, Retailing, Utilities, Healthcare and FMCG. Her business development responsibilities ranged from detailed country assessment to initial contact and further negotiations with foreign governments, local partners and clients.
Leticia has also founded and managed her own retail businese, The Sharif Shirt Company, in Spain, and a consulting company, Universal Sourcing Limited, in Atlanta, GA. She is a member of the board of the Chevening Alumni Alliance and the VP of the Mexican Talent Network UK, aimed at promoting and strengthening the position of Mexico and Mexican organisations.
Leticia holds an MBA (Hons.) from Manchester Business School, and BBA from Instituto Technologico Autonomo de Mexico, where she also worked as a full time professor and consultant.