Armando is founding president of IPEA, the first think tank devoted to help form a new generation of leaders in Mexico who think and act strategically in the private sector, public sector, and civil society.

He has a BSc in International Business with honors from the Tec de Monterrey. He studied Economics and Public Policy at Georgetown University, and has received diplomas from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, the Higher School of Economics and Business Administration in Buenos Aires, the Universidad Francisco Marroquin, the Leadership Institute, and Acton University.

He is a columnist for the magazine Expansion and for The Economist, and Politician DNA (CNN Expansion). He has published two books: The Answer is You: A Vision of Leadership for Young Entrepreneurs (2006) and A Million Young People in Mexico: An Agenda of Freedom and Responsibility (Taurus, 2012).