Architect and World Economic Forum “Global Leader of Tomorrow” Fernando Romero is one of today’s most relevant international architects. A graduate of Mexico’s Universidade Iberoamericana, Romero is an alumnus of Rem Koolhaas, with whom he worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in the Netherlands from 1995-2000. Upon his return to Mexico in 2000, Fernando founded FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise. In 2010, Fernando opened a FR-EE office in New York. Fernando seeks to translate the contemporary moment and culture through his architecture, using state of the art materials and technologies, supported by thorough, comprehensive research, and collaboration with other disciplines. Fernando’s strong research background has lead to the publication of several volumes, notably Translation (Actar, 2005), Hyperborder (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and Simplexity (Hatje- Cantz, 2010). He has won numerous awards, including the Honorary Fellowship by AIA – American Institute of Architects, the Bauhaus Award (2004/2005) and Mexican Society of Architects Award (2009). Romero has lectured at Columbia University, and is a member of the AIA-American Institute of Architects and CAMSAM-Mexican Chamber of Architects.