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Who I am

Félix Cárdenas

Managing Partner

Félix has over 20 years of managerial experience in private equity, business development, global sales, and corporate investment.

He has operated in the USA, Europe, Japan, Africa and Latin America.

Career Highlights
  • Managing Partner, Ascendis Capital, an independent sponsor, aiming to acquire targets in specific industries such as: healthcare, education, packaging and education.
  • Director, GreenTEK Ventures, a global private equity fund initiative headquartered in Switzerland under the mandate of the United Nations Environment Programme – Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy, where he established offices in Geneva, New York City, Mexico City, and Johannesburg. Previously at Norsk Hydro Statoil Felix showed strong skills to analyze commercial value propositions and execute multimillion long term contracts with large global companies like Eaton, Parker, Valeo, and Denso. He also served as part of the management team opening offices in Mexico for Oil & Energy opportunities.
  • Manager, Ford Motor Company, Félix managed supply chain quality, planning & logistics.
  • He has relevant experience across automotive, metal & plastic processing, home appliances, oil & energy, medical instruments, and aerospace industrial sectors.
Other Profesional
  • Felix is management professor at the Monterrey TEC, EGADE Business School and an affiliated research scientist & fellow at Harvard University in Boston and Columbia University in New York City. He has consulted and conducted research at firms such as Cisco, Nokia, Alcan, Logitech, General Electric, Cemex, FEMSA, Credit Suisse, Medtronic, and Nestle.
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My experience and years of education


He conducted Post-doctorate studies at Harvard and Columbia University having received his Ph.D. at HEC in Switzerland.

He earned an MBA from EGADE Business School, an MSc. in International Business at NHH in Norway and studied industrial engineering at Sophia University in Tokyo and mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

He holds a BSc. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM, also referred as Tecnológico de Monterrey), Campus Monterrey.