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Luis Jacob Escobar Saldivar
Risk Management Corporate Sustainability Operations Management
Director of the Master in Business Analytics and the Graduate Degree in Digital Strategy
BIOGRAPHY
Knowledge is power

Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) by the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS), Jacob Saldivar is the director of the Master in Business Analytics and the Graduate Degree in Digital Strategy. He is also a member of the Group of Strategic Research Focused on Finance and Economics, at EGADE Business School.
 
His outstanding career and global vision are based on his extensive academic background. He studied Mechatronic Engineering and graduated from the Master of Science in Quality Systems and Productivity, specialized in Optimization at Tecnológico de Monterrey. Also holds a Master in International Finance and a Data Analytics specialty from prestigious global institutions such as the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts (IEAF-FEF, Madrid) and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
 
Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Administration at EGADE Business School, which reflects his everlasting passion for knowledge and research.

On a corporate level, Jacob has worked for Auric Consulting, Ternium, FEMSA Comercio (OXXO), MSCI, Afore InverCap and Púrpura Analytics, mostly in portfolio and risk management, strategic planning, data analytics, financial analysis and decision making. His areas of expertise also comprises other topics such as investment and operations management, valuation of derivative instruments, corporate sustainability and business analytics.

His research, articles and fields of interest are also focused on financial programming and modeling, data science, financial markets and corporate social responsibility.

EDUCATION
    • Ph.D. in Business Administration  (* ongoing)
      EGADE Business School
    • Business Analytics Program
      UTSA
    • Master in International Finance
      IEA
    • Master of Science in Quality Systems and Productivity, specialized in Optimization
      Tecnológico de Monterrey
    • Mechatronic Engineering specialized in Manufacturing Systems
      Tecnológico de Monterrey
AWARDS & HONORS
  1. 2020 Distinguished Professor Award, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  2. 2019 Intellectual Vitality, Service and Leadership awarded professor, Tecnológico de Monterrey
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  1. Santillán-Salgado, R. J., Escobar-Saldívar, L. J., Herrera-Lopez, F. (2020). Hedging Strategies Using the Mexican Stock Market Index Futures Contract: A Multivariate GARCH Approach. Economía: Teoría y Práctica. UAM, 53, 201-238 http://dx.doi.org/10.24275/ETYPUAM/NE/532020/Santillan
  2. Santillán-Salgado, R. J., Nuñez-Mora, J. A., Aggarwal, R., Escobar-Saldívar, L. J. (2019). Exchange Rate Exposure of Latin American Firms: Empirical Evidence. Journal of Multinational Financial Management. Science Direct, 51, 80-97 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mulfin.2019.03.001
  3. Santillán Salgado, R. J., Ulin-Lastra, M. G., Escobar Saldívar, L. J. (2018). Polls, Prediction Markets, and Financial Variables. REMEF. IMEF, 13 (3) http://dx.doi.org/10.21919/remef.v13i3.325
  4. Article: Santillán Salgado, R. J., Escobar Saldívar, L. J., Gurrola Ríos, C. (2015). Cointegración entre las principales bolsas de Europa Continental en presencia de rompimientos estructurales (1999-2014). Contaduría y Administración. UNAM, 60 (S2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cya.2015.08.013
  5. Flapper, S.D.P., González-Velarde, J. L., Smith, N. R., Escobar-Saldívar, L. J. (2010). On the optimal product assortment: Comparing product and customer-based strategies. International Journal of Production Economics, Science Direct, 125 (2010) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2010.01.017
  6. Escobar-Saldívar, L. J., Smith, N. R., González-Velarde, J. L. (2008). An approach to product variety management in the painted sheet metal industry. Computers and Industrial Engineering. Science Direct, 54 (3) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2007.08.009