Jimmy Salinas is the National Executive Director of ORT in Mexico. With roots in over 100 countries, ORT is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the world dedicated to education and training. In Mexico, Jimmy is responsible for defining and implementing its strategy and with overseeing its projects and day-to-day operations. He mainly works on the development and execution of educational projects with other governmental and non-governmental organizations across the country. Jimmy likes to study. He has a technical degree in computer science and programming, an emergency medical technician/paramedic degree, a B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio and an M.Sc. in biomedical engineering from Tel Aviv University. He is currently finalizing his Ph.D. dissertation in the field of innovative education.
Jimmy's current innovative work is centered on the field of education. He is continuously creating new projects that have a direct impact on society. For example, a few years ago he created the first Latin American Congress on innovative education. Today, more than 5,000 teachers attend this four-day Congress every year from countries all over Latin America. He also created the first Ibero-American Summit on Institutional Development for non-governmental organizations, which was held in Mexico City in 2011 and drew over 600 NGOs. Jimmy is currently leading the creation of an ORT University Graduate School in Mexico City, where different options of masters degrees in business development and entrepreneurship will be offered to an elite selection of students. This unique university will also offer continuing education courses in business administration and development and will include a very innovative online start-up business incubator program for entrepreneurs.