Carlos Manuel Sada Solana has been Undersecretary for North America since January 23, 2017.

From May 2016 to January 2017 he served as Mexico's ambassador to the United States. He was Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles from 2013 to 2016; Consul General of Mexico in New York from 2011 to 2013; and Consul General of Mexico in Chicago from 2000 to 2007, where in 2005 he became Dean of the Chicago Consular Corps. He also served as Minister for Congressional Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C. from 2007 to 2011.

He has worked in the Mexican public sector most of his life. Previous responsibilities include: Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio, Texas (1995-2000); Municipal President of the city of Oaxaca, Oaxaca (1993 -1995); Consul General of Mexico in Toronto, Canada (1989-1992); and Oaxaca State Secretary of Social and Economic Development (1986-1989).

He graduated as an industrial engineer from the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City. He completed postgraduate studies at Newcastle University in Great Britain, as well as at Delft University and the Institute of Public Administration in The Hague, both in the Netherlands.

He has participated in establishing several organizations, including: the San Antonio-Mexico Friendship Council; San Antonio-Mexico Foundation for Education; Association of Mexican Businessmen in San Antonio; New Alliance Task Force in Chicago; and The Friederick Katz's Center for Mexican Studies at the University of Chicago.

He has also served on the boards of directors of numerous companies and educational and civic organizations both in Mexico and the United States. While serving as Consul General in New York, he took part in creating the Institute of Mexican Studies at City University of New York (CUNY) and helped establish and launch the Association of Mexican Businessmen and Professionals of New York (APEM); the Network of Mexican Entrepreneurs; and the Network of Mexican Talents in the Tristate Area.

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