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Thought Leaders

Luis Sanchez


Vice President, Executive Consultant



  • Fatality prevention programs
  • Safety operations and employee engagement
  • Safety leadership development
  • Elimination of fatalities, injuries, and catastrophic incidents
  • Accident investigations
  • Improvement of organizational culture effectiveness


  • Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program, 1999
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, 1984
  • Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University, England M.Sc., Heat Transfer Engineering, 1980
  • Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México, B.Sc., Energy Engineering, 1978


  • Large- scale culture change
  • Leadership development
  • Serious injury and fatality prevention programs
  • Design and implementation of behavior-based safety processes and systems

For over two decades, Dr. Luis Sanchez has been leading large-scale culture change initiatives. He works with global clients to redefine the focus of their safety systems so that the focus is on exposure identification and control. He has worked across a wide variety of industries and is currently aligned with projects in construction, transportation, and utilities.

Dr. Sanchez has extensive experience in all areas of organizational functioning from design and development to implementation and evaluation of performance improvement interventions at every organizational level to support stronger safety outcomes. A skilled and passionate educator, he coaches and facilitates workshops on the prevention of Serious Injury and Fatality, the concepts of Behavior Accident Prevention Process®(BAPP®) technology, Exposure Reduction Process and SafeAlign® Technology, technology which targets improvements on transformational leadership skills and safety best practices for leaders.

Dr. Sanchez also has extensive experience implementing technical as well as professional and organizational development solutions, including competency performance processes.

Currently a Vice-President Executive Consultant at DEKRA Organizational Safety & Reliability, Dr. Sanchez was previously a consultant at DEKRA Process Safety where his work focused on helping clients prevent catastrophic incidents such as fires, explosions, and chemical releases. He has also been an entrepreneur, establishing training organizations in Mexico and Brazil. He has 12 years of experience in the automotive manufacturing industry, where he was a foundry plant manager, and nine years of experience as a corporate performance improvement consultant, facilitator, and instructional system designer (GM Pro-Trainer) servicing several major manufacturing companies.