Guillermo Abdel

Division of Engineering
Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations

Guillermo Abdel

Director of Undergraduate Studies (Business Engineering)
Director of the Center for Competitiveness Studies
Full time professor

Dr. Guillermo Abdel Musik is Director of the Center for Competitiveness Studies at ITAM and professor of Operations Management, Pricing Strategy and International Competitiveness. In the last 17 years he has coordinated and participated in more than 150 research and consulting projects for a wide variety of companies, governments, and international organizations. He holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from ITAM, a Masters in Regional Science (University of Pennsylvania), a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning (University of Pennsylvania), as well as Postdoctoral studies in Management (Tulane University).

Among the companies and institutions for which he has developed consulting and applied research projects are: Daimler, Toyota Motors North America, Banamex, Astra Zeneca, Profuturo GNP, Secretaría de Economía, World Bank, Secretaría de Turismo, among many others. His areas of concentration include International Production and Logistics, Pricing Strategy and Project Management.

Previously, he was a professor of Industry and Urbanization in Latin America at the Wharton School and consultant for the Industry and Energy Division of the World Bank for two years. He also was a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Economic Research at Kyoto University and a Visiting Researcher in the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He has taught courses in Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, and in Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a member of the Consultative Council on Quality of Life, Progress and Development for Mexico City and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of three companies. He is co-editor of the book “Mexico 2020: Challenges and Perspective” and author of several articles. In 2015 he was awarded the Professional Merit Award - Academic Sector by the Alumni Association of ITAM

Academic Studies

BS in Applied Mathematics, ITAM
MA in Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania, USA
PhD in City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania, USA


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Topics of Interest

  • Supply chain management
  • Project management
  • Pricing strategy

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