Sylvia Meljem

Division of Business Administration and Accounting
Department of Accounting

Sylvia Meljem

Chair of the Department of Accounting
Full time professor

Sylvia Meljem is a faculty member at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), having served on its faculty since 1987, where she serves as Director of the Center for Accounting Linkage and Research and Head of the Academic Department of Accounting and previously as the Director of the Public Accounting and Financial Strategy Program (1995-2006). Sylvia received her Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

She has published articles in national and international journals including The International Journal of Business Disciplines, has authored several books and co-authored Accounting of Costs and Strategy Management. She is president of the Academic Subcommittee of Corporate Governance Council and Editorial Board President of the Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos, A.C. (IMCP) magazine, Contaduría Pública and Veritas.

Sylvia Meljem is a member of AAA’s AUD and MAS Sections and served on the AAA Global Engagement Committee (2012-15) and President of the Mexico IMA Chapter (2015-2017). 

She has thirty years’ teaching experience, is a CPA, is a technical advisor for accounting issues in Mexico, is National Coordinator of Linkage at the National Association of Faculties and Schools of Accounting and Administration in Mexico, a Project Leader and the Vice President of Technical Events at the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives, and has served as Technical Advisor of The National Evaluation Center for Higher Education in Mexico (2012-16), and as a member of The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) (2007-12) and currently Technical Advisor of this organization.

She has received a number of awards including the Association of Public Accountants of Mexico’s Distinguished Professor Award (2012), Refugio Roman Almonte medal (2011), and ITAM’s Race to the Universe and Professional Merit Award (2004).

Academic Studies

BA in Public Accounting, ITAM
MA in Administration, ITAM
PhD in -, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


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