Contact: Miguel Salazar
May 13, 2014
Washington, DC – The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is saddened to learn of the passing of Don Lorenzo Zambrano, CEO of CEMEX. Don Lorenzo was one of the founding Members of the Advisory Board of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award.
Jane Harman, Director President and CEO of the Center stated, “On behalf of the entire Wilson Center, I express our deepest condolences to the loved ones and friends of Don Lorenzo Zambrano.  He was an extraordinary man and a visionary business leader.” 
In 2005, Zambrano was presented with the Center’s Award for Corporate Citizenship in recognition of both his outstanding leadership as a businessman and his commitment to education. The Woodrow Wilson Awards recognize leaders in business, government, the arts and sciences, and beyond, who have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for those in their communities and around the world.
Zambrano was instrumental in taking a major Mexican company global and paving the way for many other Mexican businesses that have since followed his lead. As the Chairman of the Board of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Monterrey Tec), he helped make it a truly national university providing quality education to students from all backgrounds.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the national, living memorial honoring President Woodrow Wilson. The Wilson Center provides a strictly nonpartisan space for the worlds of policymaking and scholarship to interact. By conducting relevant and timely research and promoting dialogue from all perspectives, it works to address the critical current and emerging challenges confronting the United States and the world. Created by an Act of Congress in 1968, The Wilson Center is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and supported by both public and private funds.