Emiliano Salinas

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Emiliano Salinas
Born1976 (age 42–43)
OccupationFinancial analyst, Businessman
Parent(s)Carlos Salinas (father)
Cecilia Ocelli (mother)

Carlos Emiliano Salinas Occelli (born 1976) is a venture capitalist and businessman. He is the son of former Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Salinas currently serves as vice president of Prorsus Capital.

Education and career[edit]

Salinas is the son of Carlos Salinas de Gortari and wife Cecilia Occelli.[1] Educated in Mexico, Switzerland, France and the USA, he is fluent in Spanish, English and French.[2] He studied in the primary school division of the Liceo Mexicano Japonés in Mexico City.[3]

Prior to working at Prorsus Capital, Salinas received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from ITAM (the Spanish acronym for Autonomous Technology Institute of Mexico) in Mexico. Later, he received his Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University.[4][5]

Prior to receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard, Salinas worked as a financial analyst for the Lazard Freres and Co. LLC investment bank in New York City, where he participated in mergers and acquisitions involving Telefónica de España, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Revlon among others.[4][5][6]

Voice against violence and corruption[edit]

In March 2011, journalist Denisse Maerker in her "Punto de Partida" TV show asked Salinas if he was interested in pursuing a political career. He said that he would "if I considered that government is the solution to the problems we face today." He said that he is convinced that good citizenship is the solution to social problems instead of the government.[7]

Aside from his professional career, Salinas has arisen as a staunch voice against violence and corruption in Mexico, and he offers that the culture of self victimization is to blame for the plight of Mexico in 2011. It is his belief that if Mexicans were proactive through the use of Civil Resistance, they would have the power to overthrow the regional subjugation of the large drug cartels. He describes and suggests solutions to these problems in his four levels of response against violence:

  • Denial and Apathy
  • Fear
  • Courage
  • Non-Violent Action

Salinas believes that Mexicans are in denial about the state of their country, and describes this as the first and most sedentary level of response. Although Salinas mentions rage as an important step in combating violence, he is a student of non-violent resistance, and believes that the Mexican people should channel their rage into pacific activism. Salinas references the kidnapping of Eric LeBaron,[8] to illustrate the power of Mexican civil response, and with it a challenge to the clandestine political voices of Mexico to begin recognizing these problems and implementing solutions.[6][9]


In 2011, Salinas participated in the TEDxSanMigueldeAllende conference in which he discussed issues such as the current climate of violence in Mexico and how Mexican society responds to it. During the talk, Salinas called on ordinary citizens to move from denial and fear to peaceful, community-based action. This is the first talk posted on TED.com that was delivered in a language other than English (it does have English subtitles).[10]

Executive Success Program[edit]

According to his biography, Salinas learned from a young age that hard work and dedication are critical to self-development. When he was a teenager, he took his studies seriously.[11]

Salinas has been a member of the executive board of Executive Success Programs (ESP) since 2009 and also serves as the vice president of ethics.[11][12] ESP's mission is to "help transform and, ultimately, be an expression of a noble human civilization."[13] ESP provides clients with personal and professional development programs to help people discover and develop their potential.[14]

He helps the company by leading its sales force. He is a trained facilitator of ESP's patented technology called Rational Inquiry. He serves as head trainer and field trainer where he trains new salespeople. He is an owner of ESP offices in Mexico, Guadalajara and Los Angeles. He works with entrepreneurs, athletes, politicians, and actors.[11]

ESP is part of the NXIVM group. According to Latin Business Daily, on April 12, 2018 "Emiliano Salinas and his business partner Alejandro Betancourt cut ties with the Executive Success Programs (ESP) methodology and NXIVM. The two immediately ended their operational management services agreement with the company."[15]

Patronage and publications[edit]

Salinas has been involved as producer of acclaimed theater productions, such as Sicario.[16][17] He has also collaborated in literary productions, like the book on addictions by Luis Eugenio Todd.[18] An essay on corruption co-authored by Salinas, entitled "The Organization of Corruption: Political Horizons and Special Interests", won the First Prize of the 2006 Research Competition on Corruption organized by Mexico's Office of the Comptroller (SFP) and National Autonomous University of Mexico.[19]


  1. ^ Rohter, Larry. "Man In The News; A Mexican on the Fast Track: Carlos Salinas de Gortari". Online archive. New York Times. Retrieved 2011-11-15.
  2. ^ "Biography of Emiliano Salinas for Appearances, Speaking Engagements". www.allamericanspeakers.com. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  3. ^ "Retrata nuevo libro de Tavira a los Salinas, tras su salida del poder" (Archive). El Universal. Wednesday November 19, 2011. "Emiliano estudió la primaria en el Liceo Mexicano Japonés, ubicado al sur del DF."
  4. ^ a b "Prosus Capital - The Premiere Venture Capital Fund for Mexico and Latin America". Prosus Capital. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Prorsus Capital - Team". Prorsus Capital. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Emiliano Salinas". Tedx San Miguel De Allende. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  7. ^ "La biografía más completa de Emiliano Salinas Occelli". Cuna de Grillos (in Spanish). 2017-10-18. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  8. ^ Winslow, Ben. "Teen from polygamous LeBaron family abducted". Deseret News. Retrieved 2011-11-15.
  9. ^ "Profile on Emiliano Salinas".
  10. ^ "Daily Exchange". Exchange Magazine.
  11. ^ a b c "Emiliano Salinas – EXECUTIVE SUCCESS PROGRAMS". www.executivesuccessprograms.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  12. ^ "Who We Are – EXECUTIVE SUCCESS PROGRAMS". www.executivesuccessprograms.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  13. ^ "EXECUTIVE SUCCESS PROGRAMS". www.executivesuccessprograms.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  14. ^ "What We Do – EXECUTIVE SUCCESS PROGRAMS". www.executivesuccessprograms.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  15. ^ "Emiliano Salinas cuts ties with NXIVM". Latin Business Daily. 2018-05-17. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
  16. ^ "Informador". Se funden el teatro y la danza aérea en 'Sicario'. Retrieved 2011-12-07.
  17. ^ "Sicario". Creadores - Nextel presenta SICARIO - teatro danza aérea. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2011-12-07.
  18. ^ "Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León". Presentaron "Adicciones: Enfermedades del Siglo XXI" del doctor Luis Eugenio Todd. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-12-07.
  19. ^ "Tecnológico de Monterrey" (PDF). The Organization of Corruption: Political Horizons and Special Interests. Retrieved 2011-12-07.[permanent dead link]

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