Elena Estavillo

Associate Director / President, Aequum / Conectadas

Elena Estavillo

Speaker Bio


Elena Estavillo is an experienced economist, specialized in antitrust, regulation, the digital ecosystem, exponential technologies, leadership and gender.



She is the executive director of “Centro-i para la Sociedad del Futuro“ (Centro-I for the Society of the Future), a think tank that studies the digital ecosystem and exponential technologies, and how they are shaping our societies and human interactions. She manages and co-founded the boutique consulting firm AEQUUM, specialized in antitrust, regulation, digital markets, urban development and environmental economics and has acted as an expert witness in many administrative and judicial cases.



She is also the chairwoman and co-founder of CONECTADAS, a network of female leaders in ICT dedicated to foster women’s participation in top decision-making in electronic communications, which was recently awarded the Champion 2020 Prize by WSIS (ITU).



Elena has a Bachelor degree in Economics from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Master in Mathematical Economics and PhD in Economics from the University of Paris and an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT. She was a founding commissioner at the Federal Telecommunications Institute, the regulator and antitrust authority for telecommunications, broadcasting and ICT in Mexico.



Elena is currently a professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey and has taught at the most prestigious universities in Mexico. She is also a member of the board of the School of Social Sciences and Government at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. Lecturer and author. She is a regular editorialist for lasillarota.com and Forbes Mexico, as well as a member of the editorial board for the business section in Reforma newspaper.



She has been included in GCR’s “100 Women in Antitrust” and in Forbes Mexico’s “Most powerful women”. She is member of the Women’s International Forum (IWF) Mexico.