Blanca Tapia joined the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) in January 2013. She was nominated by the Instituto Mexicao de Contadores Púublicos (IMCP).
She studied public accounting and has professional experience in internal control and auditing and joined the Tecnologico de Monterrey faculty in 1990, working within its system for 21 years. She has served as program director in public accounting, director of the academic accounting department, coordinator of educational projects in accounting, and as a professor of cost accounting. She also participated in executive education programs and on consulting projects for companies in the financial services, pharmaceutical, and restaurant industries.
Ms. Tapia received a master’s degree in management science, a master’s degree in finance, and a Ph.D. in management from Tecnologico de Monterrey. She was regional coordinator of the National Association of Faculties and Schools of Accounting and Administration (2004-2006). Since March 2010 she has worked at Facultad de Contaduria y Administracion of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) as a full-time professor. In July 2010, she was named as the Head of National Center of Support for Small- and Medium-Sized Business, where she undertakes activities of capacitating, training, incubation, advice, and consultation for small- and medium-sized entities.
She is currently researching factors that impact competitiveness for small businesses in Latin America and is member of the Education Commission of the Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos.