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Luis Lopez
CEO at Honoris United Universities


As the CEO of Honoris United Universities, Luis Lopez plays a leading role in the development of the Honoris DNA and its unique collaborative intelligence. As a passionate believer in Africa’s potential for human and economic development, his work to promote the crucial values of Education for Impact, including agility and mobility, has been instrumental in widening access to young and working adults across the continent.

His multinational career highlights include high-growth expertise in general management and business development across healthcare, banking, insurance & retirement services and post-secondary education. Significant achievements include building the leading regional networks for Laureate International Universities and for Aetna Inc. – jobs that preceded his time as an entrepreneur in an agri-business in the US.

Having spent over a decade building a higher education network, Luis has a deep understanding of post-secondary education, especially in growth markets; and captures the aspiration of the students and their families for a better education to transform their lives.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Agenda Sessions

  • What is the future of higher education in a technology enhanced borderless world?