“Change is constant in my world, requiring flexibility and adaptability to confront the unexpected, to explore and conquer new goals and new horizons” ~ Alfredo del Arenal
Born and raised in Mexico City, I had always nurtured a dream of traveling. Nothing fascinated me more than meeting and interacting with people across different cultures. As a young boy for example, I wanted to travel to Australia, a dream that I went on to fulfil later in my life.
I had always been intrigued by science and metaphysics (the unseen science), so I decided to study a Bsc in Mechanical Electrical engineering and obtained my degree in 1994. In my heart, however, I was extremely passionate about computers and everything related to IT.
Keeping in mind this forte, I worked in numerous places as a business-systems analyst, and reached the ladder to senior consultant with one of the top management and consulting firms, Accenture. I worked as a consultant at this multinational company for a period of 7 years. Not ignoring my heritage, I had also the privilege to work extensively in South and Central America in places like San José Costa Rica, Lima, Perú, and Caracas, Venezuela.
With sufficient experience to back me up, I was twice chosen as a qualified fellow to work as part of the faculty at Accenture’s training programs in St. Charles, IL, USA.
Eventually I reached the point of wanting to be “my own boss”, so I resign from my successful corporate consulting job and started my own business, an internet café which simultaneously gave computer classes to enthusiastic students.
In 2002, however, and due to an eye-related health issue which required prolonged medical treatment, I was forced to shut down my business, and instead chose to follow a “calling” to emigrate to Vancouver, Canada. I lived here from 2003 to 2009, working as a manager at an insurance broker agency. Five years later, I moved back to Mexico City to be close to my family, and also as my dad was having health issues that culminated in his unfortunate passing.
In 2013, I moved back on to cruise ships which was a golden opportunity, given my passion for traveling. Also, as I finally visited Australia, my childhood’s dream, and travelled around Fiji, Sydney, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
Although I briefly moved back to Mexico after my cruise contract ended, life has other plans in store for me. By 2015, I moved back to Vancouver, eager to try something new.
I call myself an International Business Developer. I work with a number of small businesses who are in need of digital marketing, social media and also who are looking into investment opportunities in Mexico’s local tourism. I also act sort of a “business connector” in order to assist my network to connect with other people.
Suffice to say, I strive to enhance my relationships between my two favourite countries; Canada and Mexico.