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Ricardo Salinas Shares His Vision of Leadership Addressing More Than 900 Students from the University of Colima

COLIMA, Mexico, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Salinas, a group of dynamic, fast-growing and technologically advanced companies deeply committed to the modernization of the countries in which they operate, announced that its founder and chairman, Ricardo B. Salinas ( outlined his vision of leadership to more than 900 students and faculty of the University of Colima.

Mr. Salinas was invited to the university, where President Ramon Arturo Cedillo, directors of the institution, faculty and students listened enthusiastically to a talk about business experience and other relevant issues.

Ricardo Salinas presented the scope of the Kybernus program (, which supports the development of leaders based on values that strengthen the capacity of society to improve their surroundings, in coordination with public, private and social organizations, and commented on the current need for social leadership to create a better future. He mentioned that opportunism, improvisation and short-term vision have generated poor results, and that Mexico needs leaders to live up to their aspirations.

The audience showed great interest in the sharing Mr. Salinas' vision for a better Mexico. Ricardo Salinas is committed to promoting ideas, experiences and developing concrete actions that contribute to the formation of youth and value creation in their communities.

About Grupo Salinas

Grupo Salinas ( is a group of dynamic, fast growing, and technologically advanced companies —that participate in banking, financial services, specialty retail, media, telecommunications and the internet— focused on creating shareholder value, building the Mexican middle class, and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (, Grupo Salinas operates as a management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member companies. These companies include:

Azteca—one of the world's two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming— (;

Azteca America—the fastest growing Hispanic broadcast television network in the US— (

Grupo Elektra—the leading financial services company and specialty retailer in Latin America and the largest non bank provider of cash advance services in the US— (

Banco Azteca—the first bank focused on the bottom of the pyramid—(

Advance America—the largest non bank provider of cash advance services in the US— (

Afore Azteca—the most competitive pension fund management service in Mexico— (

Seguros Azteca—insurance company that makes insurance affordable for everyone— (

Grupo Iusacell—leading provider of digital wireless telecommunications, operating on the most advanced platform—(

Each of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own management, board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity holdings.

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SOURCE Grupo Salinas