BACKGROUND

Akza was founded in 2013 by a group of Mexican businessmen to advise on some of the most important projects in the country. Since then, based on the experience of Akza´s team in different fields, the company has provided business intelligence services in the decision-making process and development of projects to important international firms.

OUR TEAM

About Us

 

ISAAC ASSA FARCA

ISAAC ASSA FARCA
CHAIRMAN

Mexican entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropists with extensive experience in international trade.

Isaac Assa is the Chairman at:

Akza Advisors, a company that provides business intelligence strategies for public large-scale projects: The consulting supports the participation and performance of clients in ventures related to infrastructure, defense, energy, water and technology, among others.

Axterra Properties, a real estate company that owns and operates commercial and industrial properties.

Zentrix Industries, a textile company leader in the field of active wear for global.

ILAN Israel Latin American Network, a nonprofit organization aiming to strengthen the political dialogue, economic ties and cooperation between Israel and Latin America. Promoting innovation as one of our core values.

For many years Isaac Assa has contributed, handling civic and philanthropic affairs, participating in various organizations in Mexico, the United States and Israel.

FRIDA MASRI AMKIE

FRIDA MASRI AMKIE
CEO 

She worked in the International Republican Institute, as Director of the Political Process Strengthening, to promote better democracy practices. Having subsequently worked in the Mexican office of the Israel Ministry of Defense.

She has been Akza’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), and is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP).

GUILLERMO CEJA GONZALEZ

GUILLERMO CEJA GONZALES
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

He´s been Chief Legal Officer since 2013, when Akza was created.

Law Graduate with honours from Universidad Anáhuac del Sur, and received a Master of Law, Economy and Public Policy by Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has several Diplomas and specialization courses in commercial matters and Corporate Law at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Universidad Panamericana and the Mexican Bar Association.

MONICA KLEIMAN ZLOCHISTY

MONICA KLEIMAN ZLOCHISTY
PROYECT MANAGER DEFENSE AND SECURITY

She worked in the Israel Ministry of Defense in Mexico, being responsible for the relationship with local government agencies, as well as planning and executing strategies to strengthen collaboration between both countries.

Since 2019, she has collaborated in Akza as Project Manager.

Monica has a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Universidad Anahuac and has several courses in national and international security and defense issues.

REGINA HERNANDEZ ALVAREZ

REGINA HERNANDEZ ALVAREZ
PROYECT MANAGER HEALTH

She has experience in the Federal Government, in public management and Legislative Power in the area of housing, real estate, environment, civil associations and health; in the private sphere in corporate law, and intelligence strategies for public and private large scale projects, in many sectors.

Law graduate, from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, MBA and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management in Spain, as well as Master in Housing and Sustainability by ITAM.

GENARO CAZARES ESCALANTE

GENARO CAZARES ESCALANTE
PROYECT MANAGER INFRAESTRUCTURE

He has extensive experience in Federal and local Government at the Ministry of Economy, where he was in charge of the relation with the Private Initiative for advice on projects in conjunction with Regulations and Norms.

In addition, he has a Diploma in International Commercial Negotiations by El Colegio de Mexico.

Bachelor’s in International Business with a Master´s Degree in Government and Public Policy Senior Management from Ortega y Gasset Institute.

ARTURO CARRANZA GUERECA

ARTURO CARRANZA GUERECA
PROYECT MANAGER ENERGY

Project Manager in Energy at Akza Advisory. He served as a senior advisor for an independent Board Member of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). He was a consulting partner at Solana Consultores, where he provided support to the President and CEO regarding energy business strategies. He worked as head of the President’s Office at the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP).

He has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the INAP.

He is also active in the media, with articles, interviews and quotes on energy topics. He writes a column every 15 days in the Fortuna y Poder news portal and an article every two months in Mexico Business News.

IGNACIO DAVILA MONRAZ

IGNACIO DAVILA MONRAZ
PROYECT MANAGER IN FEDERAL ENTITIE
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He was worked in the government, in both local and federal levels. As government official of the Ministry of the Interior, he led the development international legal strategies. Also, when he was Head of Accountability for the Panamerican

Organization (PASO), he was in charge of building bridges of understanding and collaboration between the 42 member countries.

Ignacio is Akza’s Project Manager in Federal Entities.

Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from ITESO, and a Master´s Degree in Senior Management of Government and Public Policies from the Ortega y Gasset Institute – Vasconcelos.

FERNANDO ROMAN RANGEL

FERNANDO ROMAN RANGEL
RESEARCH LEADER

He served in the attention of international law related affairs at Sedena in Mexico and performed as business liaising chief at National Chamber of Commerce Services and Tourism form Cuernavaca City.

Currently he is research leader at Akza Advisors.

Bachelor’s degree in International Relations specialized in Geopolitics. He has several courses in international humanitarian law and human rights by OAS, UNAM, Sedena and CNDH.

JOSE ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ DUQUE

JOSE ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ DUQUE
LEGAL MANAGER

He has worked in the Central Administration of Foreign Trade and Customs Regulations, of the Tax Administration Service, and has extensive experience in Tax and Administrative Litigation, Contracts and Economic Competition.

Graduated in Law by the Universidad Panamericana, with a Master’s Degree in International Business Law by the Universidad Iberoamericana, and a Master’s Degree in Economic Law by the Universidad Panamericana, in addition to having various studies and specialization courses in Political Science, Economics, Accounting and Finance, Gender Perspective, and Public and Fiscal Administration, among others, at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), the Mexican Bar Association, the Federal Court of Administrative Justice and the Inter-American Development Bank.

MARIA DEL CARMEN SANCHEZ MORA

MARIA DEL CARMEN SANCHEZ MORA
COORDINATOR 

She collaborated as a research assistant at the National Institute of Criminal Sciences. She was also an assistant professor at UNAM where she was involved in various research projects.

She holds a Degree in International Affairs at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the UNAM. She did an internship at Faculty of Law of the University of Salamanca, Spain. She has been a lecturer at various conferences at UNAM. She has taken courses in «National Security» at the Center for Naval Higher

AMANDO AZCONA MARTINEZ

AMANDO AZCONA MARTINEZ 
PROJECT MANAGER, OIL & GAS

Currently he is the Oíl & Gas Director at Akza Advisors, with extensive experience in the Public Sector, he served as Commercial and Regulatory Executive Director, at Cenagas; Director of Planning and Engineering, at the Integral Port Administration of Ensenada; and as Structural Engineer at the Mexican Petroleum Institute, also in the Private Sector, such as Commercial Director at Grupo Altavista, Project Director at Abengoa engineering; Plant Director at Uristeel; and Structural Engineer at ICA Flúor; among others.

He studied Civil Engineering at the FI of the UNAM, has a Master’s Degree in Project Management and Planning at the Universitat of Valencia, Spain, and has 4 Diplomas from the IPADE Business School.

JONATHAN BELTRAN ZAMORATEGUI

JONATHAN BELTRAN ZAMORATEGUI
COORDINATOR 

He worked as Director of Business Development for the Commercial Office at the Israeli Embassy in Mexico, being responsible for generating business between both countries in sectors such as Cybersecurity and Fintech; in addition, he was a consultant on issues of the Mexico-Israel Free Trade Agreement. Graduated in Foreign Trade from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, he carried out an exchange stay at the Uniwersytet w Ekonomiczny in Krakow, Poland.

WHY AKZA?

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PROSPECTS

Increasing success possibilities with research, analysis and a comprehensive aproach of the political, economic, financial and social context.

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COMMITMENT

The business model ensures total commitment with the client in the project.

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MEMBERSHIPS

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We have an exclusive client portfolio and a team of highly experienced specialists.

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We focus on projects that represent good business opportunities for our clients, in the short, medium and long term.

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Compliance with international and Mexican law, ensuring full transparency and integrity in the processes, while respecting client’s confidentiality.

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