Francisco Marmolejo

  • President
  • División de Educación Superior en la Fundación Qatar para la Educación, la Ciencia y el Desarrollo Comunitario (QF)

Francisco Marmolejo is President of the Higher Education Division at the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (Qatar Foundation), from where he directs support and coordination activities on university issues at the Educational City of Doha, Qatar, the largest campus of its kind globally, that houses 8 prestigious universities offering more than 70 academic programs to students from more than 60 countries. From 2012 to the beginning of 2020 he worked at the World Bank, first as Global Coordinator of Higher Education based in Washington, DC, and most recently as Lead Education Specialist for India and South East Asia based in New Delhi. Between 1995 and 2012, he founded and directed the North American Higher Education Collaboration Consortium (CONAHEC), based at the University of Arizona, where he also served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Programs in the Americas. In 1994 he was the first Mexican selected as a Fellow of the American Council on Higher Education, under which he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Massachusetts. He has also been Vicerector of the Universidad de las Américas in Mexico, professor at UNAM and UASLP and International Consultant of the OECD based in Paris. He has been the first former student to whom the UASLP has awarded the Doctorate Honoris Causa. The same distinction was awarded to him by the University of Guadalajara.