With around 27 years of experience Gerardo is a Senior Manager with expertise on Strategic and Project Management, IT Operational Risk and Information Security. Starting his career in the IT field, he has applied his experience in several industries and topics as: Software development, Services, Quality, Finance, PMOs, Payroll, Artificial Inteligence, Logistics and Methodology definition and implementation. Six Sigma, Agile, Leadership, banking, Strategic planning, transformation, project and Risk management are among his knowledge areas and strengths. Gerardo has managed large and relevant strategic projects for multinational companies like GE, Citibanamex, HSBC, among others.
He has been recognized multiple times by the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and Universidad Iberoamericana de Puebla (IBERO) for his excellence as profesor. He has been teaching since 1999, also having participated in several study programs in other prestigious Universities in Mexico. Gerardo has trained more than 3,000 professionals in Project Management related practices.
Project Management Professional (PMP®) certified since 2000 , Mr. Sierra was the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Regional Mentor for northern Latin America (2009 – 2012), having previously served as President of the PMI Mexico Chapter (2006 – 2008). He organized the 1st International Project Management Congress in Mexico called PMTour.
As international speaker he has offered conferences in more than 8 countries in America, being recognized as the best speaker in some of these events.
Gerardo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Systems from Tecnologico de Monterrey. He is part of the distinguished and exclusive PMI® Leadership Institute Masters Class alumni. Gerardo’s dedication and leadership made him one of the winners of the 2010 HSBC’s World Local Heroes Award and the HSBC Platinum League Award in the same year. He was selected to represent México in the 2019 edition of the PMO Global Awards.