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Mexican Entrepreneur to Speak

CEO of Endeavor Mexico to Discuss Emerging Entrepreneurship in Mexico

UCR’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management will host Fernando Fabre on Friday, Feb. 6.

(February 5, 2009)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( – The role of entrepreneurship in Mexico’s economic growth is one of the topics covered by guest speaker Fernando Fabre on Friday, Feb. 6, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Anderson 118 South at UCR’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM).

Fabre is chief executive officer of Endeavor Mexico and professor of entrepreneurship at Anahuac University in Mexico City. Other topics addressed by Fabre will include the entrepreneurship mentoring process at Endeavor as well as internship opportunities.

Fabre, along with UCR finance professor Richard Smith, was appointed by the Partnership for Prosperity Program in conjunction with Mexico’s government to develop guidelines to build an entrepreneurial culture in Mexico. He currently serves on several boards relating to student lending, venture capital, health, biotech and consumer goods. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, Calif., and a master of business administration and a bachelor of arts from Anahuac.

Endeavor is an international nonprofit organization that has as its mission fostering the growth of entrepreneurship in emerging economies throughout the world.

“Fernando Fabre is an ideal fit for the Dean’s Speaker Series as an internationally known and respected leader in entrepreneurship,” said AGSM Dean David Stewart. “His lecture provides examples of how fostering entrepreneurship can have a significant impact on regional or national economic growth.”

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