Agustín Landa

Agustín Landa

Synergos Senior Fellow & Principal at Landa Zambrano Asociados SC

His current work focuses on fundraising (strategies and organizational structure), Community Foundation, Corporate Social Strategy and ESGs.

L. Agustín Landa previously served as Vice President for Development at the University of Monterrey (UDEM) before which he was Vice-President for Development and Linking for the Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla, a private university that recruits middle to low-income students from the southern Mexican states.

Until May 2005, Mr. Landa was the Director of the Grants Department of the Mexican National Lottery, which makes grants to "sustainable, high impact and synergistic programs and organizations around Mexico." The grants are focus on improving health and education in the poorest areas of Mexico. He has extensive experience in the evaluation of programs and projects for granting purposes.

Before earning his MBA, Mr. Landa worked for 15 years as Executive Director of IPODERAC, a non-profit organization outside Puebla, Mexico, that provides a nurturing yet disciplined environment for abandoned street children. The organization became sustainable by developing an innovative business-related strategy, which included the production and sale of cheese and soap products made from goat milk.

He was one of the four founders and the first president of the Puebla Community Foundation, which, since its inception in 2000, has made grants of over six million pesos to local community organizations.

Mr. Landa holds a Masters in Business Administration specializing in sustainable enterprise from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked at the Mott Foundation as summer intern while pursuing his MBA, and was awarded different scholarships from the Fulbright Commission, The Rotary Foundation, The Culp Fellowship and a grant from The Manuel Arango Foundation.