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Kiko Suarez, M.A.

Kiko Suarez, M.A. is Vice President for Communications and External Affairs at the Lumina Foundation for Education.
Kiko brings a unique blend of global experience in marketing and communications, corporate responsibility and information technology in Fortune 500 corporations, entrepreneurial startups, and strategic philanthropy.
He has served as an executive for two global companies, including CEMEX, the world’s largest building materials supplier, as global Director of Public Affairs; and DuPont as Director of Corporate Marketing and Public Affairs for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. he has represented his employers in delicate international transactions and before governments and organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Kiko also has a depth of entrepreneurial experience including being owner and CEO of two of his own companies (Hypermedia Systems and Agoge Sports), as well as Chief Marketing Officer and President East Coast for NextPhase Wireless Inc.
Due to his passion for education and creating shared value, he is now Vice President of Communications and External Affairs for Lumina Foundation, the largest private foundation with the national goal of raising the percentage of Americans with quality post-secondary credentials to 60%.
Kiko earned his Master’s in Communications / Management at Oxford International. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Leadership and Change at Antioch University.
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