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Ximena Murillo, MIB

Chief Executive Officer


Ximena Murillo serves as CEO of U4C, providing leadership and strategic vision to the organization. She has devoted her life and career to fight against social injustice, inequality, gender-based violence and extreme poverty. Ximena has been internationally recognized for her work, dedication and leadership.

Ximena holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of St. Thomas, Houston. Ximena is a graduate of the Social Entrepreneurship Executive program at Stanford Graduate School of Business and has received many recognitions for her leadership roles and professional accomplishments over the years.

Her work in global development and research includes the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Latin America Regional Service Centre), USAID, United Nations Association Houston and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative, all of which provided her with the leadership, entrepreneurial, and management skills to effectively lead U4C so that the lives of women and families served, especially in fragile communities, are profoundly changed forever.

After graduating from the University of Chulalongkorn in Bangkok, Thailand as a Rotary Peace Fellow, she was awarded with a Paul Harris Fellow honor for achieving high professional and personal standards exemplified by Paul Harris, the Rotary International founder. President Clinton has recognized Ximena and U4C at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) becoming part of the Honor Roll of outstanding alumni. Other recognitions include the Houston International Trade Development Council as the Outstanding Nonprofit.