Luis Aguirre-Torres, Ph.D. is President and CEO of GreenMomentum Inc., a market intelligence firm focused on the Latin American cleantech industry. He has been recognized by the White House as Champion of Change for his work promoting the development of low-carbon solutions to climate change, and in 2013, during the US President Barack Obama´s visit to Mexico, he was recognized as a High Impact Entrepreneur.
He is also President of Cleantech Challenge México, a USAID-supported organization, and the largest green business accelerator in Latin America. He is also a senior partner at GM Capital, a high-risk, early-stage corporate venture fund focused on clean technology solutions.
He is a founding Council Member of the Mexico-US Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC), where he is co-Chair of the Energy and Sustainability Binational Subcommittee. Prior to founding GreenMomentum, he co-founded and collaborated in several startup companies based in Israel and Silicon Valley, where he became an active member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group as well as an advisor of Project Edge.
He is a recognized expert on clean technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, and for the past 4 years, he has worked as expert adviser to Mexico´s Energy Sustainability Fund, the National Council for Science and Technology, and the National Entrepreneurship Institute (Ministry of Economy).
He holds a first degree on Computer Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, as well as a Masters in Computer Science and a Doctorate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, from University College London.