Alberto Sanchez

Headshot of Alberto Sanchez

(Nominated by Region 9)

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ); and
I&DE Cia. Ltda
Quito, Ecuador

Alberto is currently a professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). He obtained his degrees in Electronics & Control Engineering from Escuela Politécnica Nacional (1999), MSc in Power Electronics & Control with Distinction from the University of Bradford (2000), UK, and the PhD in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK (2004).

He worked as a Research Assistant for project SMAC Smart Control of Waste Water Treatment Plants. His experience has led him to conduct multidisciplinary research for which he developed skills to communicate and collaborate with people from completely different backgrounds.

In 2005 he co-founded I&DE Cia. Ltda.; which to this day is the number three company in Ecuador for the production of lifts. From 2007 to 2011, Alberto worked for Petrobras, and in 2011 he re-joined USFQ. He has more than 25 published articles in journals and conferences. 

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


As section chair paved the way for the IEEE Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, organized APCASE 2015, and stimulated the formation of new society chapters and student branches. I also organized with EMBS and MIT the IEEE HackMed. With the Peru Section we developed a collaboration program to promote student interchange. This program is just beginning but interest and expectations are high. We believe we can expand this program to at least 3 or 4 more universities in Ecuador and Peru. All this work led to an increase in total membership from about 600 to over 1000.

As a volunteer from the IEEE IES and CSS societies, founded the joint CSS-IES Chapter in 2016, and served as TPC of ICIECA 2005.

As a section volunteer served as TPC of ANDESCON 2006.

IEEE Activities


  • Ecuador Section Professional Activities Coordinator, 2016-2017
  • Ecuador Section Chair, 2014-2015
  • Ecuador Section Secretary, 2007-2009


  • Control Systems Society and Industrial Electronics Society Joint Chapter Founder and Chair, 2016


  • Member, Control Systems Society, 2003-2017
  • Member, Industrial Electronics Society, 2003-2007, 2013-2017

Student Branch:

  • Counselor, Universidad San Francisco de Quito Student Branch, 2014-2017 

If elected, my work will focus on: mobility, collaboration, knowledge and innovation.

I believe IEEE is about networking and collaboration. Undoubtedly, language is not a barrier in our region, as a first line of work I will promote the collaboration among several sections.

IEEE is a powerful global network; however, many times we are looking for solutions in other continents. Helping professionals and young professionals move on a regional market to either do business or open new technological ventures will be my third line of work.

If elected, I will work to develop the following programs:

  • Promote regional collaborative and innovation venture programs.
  • Develop a regional professional matrix, where professionals can collaborate, services can be offered, jobs and scholarships can be posted; and finally probably a regional fair can be conducted.
  • Develop and promote a regional program for the WIE leadership conference so local section conferences and meetings can build a WIE program as part of their events.
  • Facilitate R9 industry relations with IEEE, and promote agreements to adopt IEEE standards as national standards.
Enrique A. Tejera M.

Headshot of Enrique Tejera

(Nominated by IEEE Region 9)
Section Manager
Panama Canal Authority
El Dorado, Panama

During most of his 37 years as an IEEE member, Enrique has served as a volunteer in the Panama Section, CAPANA Council, Region 9, IEEE Committees, PES and IAS.

In the Panama Section served as Treasurer, Secretary, SSAC, ARC, Vice-Chair, Section Chair, and other Section committee positions. At the CAPANA Council he held positions in the Council Board.
In Region 9 he served as RSAC, Technical Activities Chair and Awards Chair.

In PES he served as Chapter Chair, R9 Chapter Representative, VP Membership/Chapters Activities and Division VII Director.  Since 2014 he serves as Distinguished Lecturer for IAS and PES DL programs.

Throughout the years served in many committees and boards including IEEE-HKN, N&A, MGA, TAB, BoD, Audit, History, SAC.

He is a recipient of numerous awards at the Section and Region level, including outstanding volunteer for the Region, Council and Section and recently recognized with Region 9 Meritorious Service Award.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


COMMITTEE/BOARD: IEEE-HKN Governor Regions 7-10, 2017; IEEE History Committee, 2016-2017; TAB Representative at MGA 2013-2015; IEEE BOD Division VII Director, 2010-2011; Audit Committee, 2010-2012; MGA GUOS Committee, 2011-2012; N&A Committee 2005-2007, 2013-2014.

REGION: Awards, 2012-2013; TA, 2006-2007; RSAC, 2004-2005.

COUNCIL: CAPANA AWARDS, 2016-2017; Treasurer/Secretary, 1994-1995.

SECTION: Awards, 2015; SSAC, 2013-1014; Secretary, 1998; MDC, 1993; Chair, 1992; Vice-Chair, 1991; Treasurer, 1989.

CHAPTERS: Chapter Chair, 1985, 1997-2000; UTP Student Branch PES Chapter Counselor, 1997-2014; USMA Student Branch Counselor, 1988-1989.

SOCIETY: Division VII Director, 2010-2011; PES & IAS DL, 2014-2017; PES Chapters VP, 2008; Power Engineering Society Membership and Chapter Activities VP, 2004-2007; R9 PES Chapter North Area Representative, 2000-2003.

CONFERENCES: Member of all CONCAPAN conference organizing committees since 1981.

AWARDS: R9 Meritorious Service, 2017; R9 Eminent Engineer, 2014; CAPANA Outstanding Volunteer, 2013; CAPANA “Ingeniero Eminente”, 2006; R9 Theodore W. Hissey Award, 2006; R9 Outstanding Volunteer, 2005; PES R9 Outstanding Engineer, 2001; Panama PES Chapter Outstanding Engineer, 2000; IEEE Panama Section Most Active Member, 1996; PES Chapter Rep Runner-Up for Outstanding Chapter, Panama Chapter in 2002 and 2003; Puerto Rico & Caribbean Chapter, 2000.

IEEE Accomplishments


Established new awards and chapters resources programs from 2004-2008 achieving a constant membership growth from 2004 reversing a declining trend in PES Membership. I have been a PES and IAS DL since 2014.

Panama Section

Member/volunteer for 37 years in the Panama Section having served almost all Section Board positions including Chair, 1992.

Region 9

As the RSAC, 2004-2005, implemented new ways of managing Student Activities, created valuable documentation for student activities. Founded the Theodore Hissey Award.
As TA Chair, a new approach to reach out for Societies activities and improved relations has encouraged the appointment of Society liaisons and volunteers within our Region.

As Region Awards Chair, important achievements were reached by implementing/creating new awards.


Community. Bring to the community through our Sections what IEEE offers as a global organization: valuable information, knowledge and innovation.

Membership. Work on Membership Issues including satisfaction, retention and growth. Without members IEEE would not exist.  It is required then to establish new strategies to maintain our members active and satisfied, to gain new members and to take advantage of all IEEE benefits to achieve these goals.

Public Relations. Establish cooperative relations with local entities Academia/Industry/Private/Government. Everyone involved in technology advancements should be connected with IEEE and use IEEE as their main sources of knowledge and information.

Growth. Consolidate Region growth providing solid basis of support and continuity. Revise our Region’s ways of doing things, re-invent and innovate ourselves by improving our operations, communications, finances and cooperation between geographical units.

Strategies. Align Region 9 strategies and plans to those established at the IEEE major boards taking advantage of new and existing benefits for our members.

Volunteers. Form a Regional Committee with committed and experienced volunteers willing to serve and give the best for the Region.