Manuel Alonso, Managing Partner, Mexico
Manuel Alonso is one of the most experienced advisors in communications in Mexico. He began his career in Public Relations in 1978. He studied marketing and communications in Europe and the United States and, since 1984, he led the operations of GCI Alonso & Asociados, one of the most prestigious firms in the country.
With extensive experience, he has advised great firms such as American Express, Coca-Cola, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Toshiba and Marriott Hotels, among others.
The PR work he did for KLM and the Netherlands earned him the international PR prize “PIRAF” in 1987 as well as the ORCA in 1990, 1993 and 1994.
From 1998 to 2003 he held the vice presidency and direction of the newspaper Unomásuno.
He has participated as a keynote speaker in universities all over the country and was President of the Diffusion and Image Commission of the Mexican Foundation for Rural Development.
Currently, Manuel Alonso is a professor at the Communication School of Universidad Panamericana, member of the Fine Arts Dissemination Committee Friends, as well as the editorial committees of Mundo Ejecutivo and Blue & Blanc magazines.