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Omar Romero-Hernandez

Lecturer (Continuing), Haas School of Business

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Omar Romero-Hernandez is a continuing lecturer in the Haas Operations and IT Management Group and the Institute for Business and Social Impact at the Haas School of Business. He leads the Advanced Project Management Practice for the Graduate Programs.

Romero-Hernandez is a Chemical Engineer with graduate studies in Economic Policy and Government and a PhD in Process Economics and Environmental Impact from Imperial College, England. He has worked for a diverse range of public and private organizations such as Procter & Gamble, PEMEX (Oil & Gas), Accenture, and the Federal Government. He has over 25 years of experience working in medium and large complex projects. He has led several internationally awarded projects in the field of digital transformation, sustainable business strategies, renewable energy and business processes – sponsors include the United Nations, USAID, Industry consortiums, S&P 500 companies, the Stock Exchange and NGOs.

Currently, he is an international educator, board member, national researcher, and author of various books including: Introduction to Engineering, Renewable Energy Technologies and Policies, and Industry and the Environment and several peer reviewed international publications on project management, business modeling, green operations and sustainable development.

In 2010, Romero-Hernandez was a first place laureate for the Franz Edelman Award, the world’s most prestigious award on operations research and management science applications.

Awards & Honors
  • Franz Edelman Award 2010. First place Laureate in the World’s most prestigious award on Operations Research and Management Science applications. Project : INDEVAL.
  • Fulbright Visiting Professor. US Department of State. 2009.
  • Mexico Business Summit. Task Force National Leader: Economic Growth and Low Carbon Emissions.  Appointed by former Mexico’s President, 2009.
  • National Researcher. National Research Council, CONACyT, 2007.
  • Royal Society (United Kingdom). Distinguished Visiting Professor, England, 2004.
  • First Place – research award (supervisor): Institute of Industrial Engineers México (Merida, 2008) – Technical essay. Project: Corn Ethanol in Mexico
  • Second International Research Prize: LCA International Conference, Costa Rica (Research project on Green Supply Management)
  • Second International Research Prize: International Engineering Conference in Panama, CLEIN 2004.
  • Teaching Award. Business Master Program – Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)
Academic Background
  • Ph.D. Process Economics and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College. London, UK
  • Diploma on Policy Economics and Government, Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública. México
  • Executive Leadership Program, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • B Sc, Chemical Engineering Degree with Honors, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México