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Meet Alejandra Belmonte Esqueda – Latinos 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

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Negocios Now is proud to present Latinos 40 Under 40’s Class of 2018. We’d like to showcase the 40 between now and March 7th, that’ll be the day of the event to celebrate and recognize these forty individuals, some of Chicago’s finest Latino professionals.

#11- Alejandra Belmonte Esqueda

Technology to impact lives

Age: 39

Title: Senior Global Manager

Name of Organization: Molex, LLC.

Alejandra Esqueda Belmonte was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. At the age of 16 she moved to the US to pursue undergraduate studies in electrical engineering at Penn State University. Upon graduation Alejandra moved to the Chicagoland area to begin a career at Motorola. Her first role was as a system engineer managing the integration and upgrades of several multi-million dollar radio communications systems.

In 2004 Alejandra was accepted to Kellogg School of Management Executive MBA Program. After four years in engineering Alejandra was nominated and chosen to be part of the first class of Motorola’s mid-career high potential two year rotational program. As part of the rotational program Alejandra fulfilled assignments in marketing, strategy and an expatriate assignment in Malaysia.

In 2006 Alejandra decided to become a procurement manager for the Original Design Manufacturing  space for the Mobile Devices Business at Motorola. The role gave Alejandra the opportunity to travel extensively throughout China and Taiwan, to negotiate deals and to develop executive relationships in the manufacturing space. In 2013, Alejandra took a new challenge as director of procurement for electrical components at Motorola.

After many years at Motorola Alejandra was selected to lead procurement for a mid-size BPO Financial Services company called Transworld Systems. In eight months, Alejandra staffed and trained a team plus she managed negotiations with providers. The opportunity to return to the technology space presented itself to Alejandra and she joined the Molex team.

During Alejandra’s professional career she has also devoted time to community service in several roles such  as tutor at the Schaumburg library for several years, co-lead the organization of the first Maker Challenge event for Motorola Mobility in 2014 to promote STEAM, and as developer and manager of a mentoring program at North Lawndale College Prep (NLCP) in 2013. She has been an active member of the Associate Board for NLCP for the past six years and a partner with Social Venture Partners Chicago. Alejandra has a passion to promote education, technology and in general having a positive impact on the lives of others.

Alejandra is the proud mother of a 4 year old boy. Her son is currently his best trainer in negotiations.

Words of Wisdom:

“Caminante, no hay camino,se hace camino al andar.”

– Antonio Machado

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