Jorge V. Villalobos Grzybowicz

Executive President,
Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI)

Jorge Villalobos Grzybowicz, is Executive President of the Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (Mexican Center for Philanthropy). He graduated from the Instituto Libre de Filosofía in Theology and holds a Master in Communication and Development from the Universidad.

He’s been participating in development projects and social promotion in Civil Society Organizations since 1976. For fifteen years he worked on rural promotion projects through the use of the radio, in which he developed a model for community radio in small rural communities, the only radio stations of this type in Mexico. In 1993 he earned a BA in Communications from the Universidad Iberoamericana at the Santa Fe campus where he founded of Radio Ibero.

Since 1990 he has collaborated with CEMEFI. He was recently recognized for his 25-year trajectory and experience in the field with the “Andamos” award.

He is an Advisory Board member for the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), the Ministry of Public Affairs (Secretaría de la Función Pública), and the Mexican Health Foundation. At the international level, Mr. Villalobos is a member of the board of Forum Empresa, a Latin-American network for corporate social responsibility, and of the Encuentros Iberoamericanos de la Sociedad Civil (Ibero American Civil Society Meetings), which have taken place since 1992 in different countries from Ibero-America. He is also the former President of the Board of RedEAmerica, and he is an invited member of the Hague Club.

Mr. Villalobos has also published diverse essays and articles about communications, community radio, social development, philanthropy, volunteering and corporate social responsibility.