A big part of our focus this year centers on teamwork; specifically, a synergistic approach fueled by inclusion, clarity and accountability. As we move forward, we do so with a new strategic planning cycle in place; one that emphasizes unity through collaboration and growth through focus. Together, we must realize our initiatives while engaging our current and future communities with a clear message: We are committed to making an even bigger mark— locally, regionally and globally. And we will do so together. As the African proverb states: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go FAR, go together.” Let’s go all in together and lead EO to growth and greatness. Let’s go EO Together.
Gilberto Crombé, EO Monterrey
EO Global Chairman, FY2015/2016
A long-time EO leader, Gilberto Crombé currently serves as Global Chairman on the EO Global Board of Directors, and has previously served as a Director and Board liaison to EO GSEA. Other previous leadership positions include Education Chair, International Liaison and Mentorship Chair for EO Monterrey, as well as Regional Director (LAC) and Strategic Alliances Director. Under his leadership, LAC produced four Rock Star chapters, introduced new chapters (e.g., EO Guadalajara) and grew its community to 557 total members, a significant increase from the previous year.
A passionate leader, Gilberto has used his skills to support EO GSEA (introducing the program to seven new countries), bring in new Global partners (e.g., Endeavor) and help launch the 2013 EO Global Leadership Conference (GLC) in Panama, among other EO initiatives, programs and events. An EO Leadership Academy and Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP) graduate, Gilberto has served as an EO delegate of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2013 and is an active consultant for business incubators in Mexico. Gilberto is the CEO of MultiLam, a wholesale distributor for Mexico, Central and South America. He brings to EO a history of proven strategies designed to foster quality organizational and membership growth.
Last year, EO focused its efforts on “#EONATION,” an organizational theme that celebrated our diversity, influence and common goal of changing lives through entrepreneurship. In FY2015/2016, we will use “#EONATION” as a springboard for our new theme—EO Together—which recognizes the importance of collaboration in achieving global growth and organizational excellence. Together, we must engage our current and future communities with a clear message: That at 11,000 members strong, we are committed to making an even bigger mark. Regardless of our different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints, we must come together to collaborate, trust and be accountable. When we do, we will truly become the world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs.