Jorge Francisco Serrano Perea is the Managing Director of Stage-Gate International’s Mexico Region Value Center. He is focused on helping Mexican and Central American organizations apply greater discipline in new product development to improve the execution and management of their innovation programs to drive performance.
Jorge has 30+ years of experience in innovation performance improvement, process improvement, supply chain management, and SAP implementation. He has work with upper management and key stakeholders on 70+ projects in multiple enterprises and industries that include: Oil and Gas, Consumer Products, Retail, Manufacturing, Public Sector and Financial Sector.
Prior to joining Stage-Gate International, Jorge was a Partner at Sicofin, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. At IBM, he was Partner Industrial Sector; at SAP, Global Account Director. Jorge holds a Bachelor’s of Industrial Engineering degree from LaSalle University in Mexico City and a Master of Business Administration from ITESM in Mexico City. Jorge is currently completing a Masters Degree from CDIM in the Business Innovation program. He holds a New Product Development Professional (NPDP) certification with PDMA and is certified by APICS in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), and by PMI as a Project Management Professional (PMP).