President Enrique Peña Nieto submitted a proposal to the Senate to appoint Julio
Alfonso Santaella Castell as a member of
the Governing Board of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography
(INEGI) in terms of the provisions of Articles 26, section B, of the Mexican
Constitution, and Article 67 of the Law of the National System of Statistical
and Geographic Information.
Santaella Castell holds a degree in economics from the Autonomous Technological
Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and a master’s and PhD in economics from the
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the United States.
he has worked at the Directorate General of Banking Operations of the Central
Bank of Mexico, where he was Chief Information and Analysis Manager and
Director of Support. He currently serves as Executive Coordinator of the
Mexican Petroleum Fund for Stabilization and Development.
positions, he has acquired experience in finance, payment systems and issues
linked to the external public debt, financing and macroeconomic variables. He also has been involved in the management and operation of systems for
the recording and transmission of information on economic issues, and its analysis
for decision-making and consultancy for the Central Bank, in activities that
are closely related to the functions of the National System of Statistical and
Castell has also had a long career as a researcher and professor at ITAM, where
he served as Head of the Department of Economics, and has published several
articles and studies on economic, financial and exchange matters both nationally
and internationally. He also worked at the International Monetary Fund.
Once the INEGI
Governing Board is complete, the President, on the basis of the powers vested
in him by Article 67 of the Law of the National System of Statistics and
Geographical Information, will elect the Chairman of the Institute from among
its members, who will also chair this collegiate body.
nomination, submitted for consideration by the Senate, is a reflection of
President Enrique Peña Nieto’s commitment to preserving the independence of the
Institute and strengthening it as an autonomous institution.