Dr. Videgaray was born in Mexico City in 1968. He holds a BA in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a PhD in Economics with a specialization in public finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He has more than 25 years of experience in public administration. The many positions he has held include: advisor to the Secretaries of Energy and Finance and Public Credit; Director of Public Finance at Protego, SA; Finance Secretary of the State of Mexico; and Federal Deputy in the 61st Legislature, where he served as Chairman of the Budget and Public Accounts Commission. He was campaign manager for the PRI presidential candidate and he led the presidential transition team.

In President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration, he has served as Secretary of Finance and Public Credit (2012-2016) and as Secretary of Foreign Affairs, since January 4, 2017.

Education

PhD in Economics, 1998, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

BA in Economics, 1994, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico

Professional Experience

2012 Secretary of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico

2012 General Coordinator of President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto's government transition team

2012 Campaign Director for PRI presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto

2011 Campaign Director for the PRI gubernatorial candidate for the State of Mexico, Eruviel Ávila

2011 President, PRI State Executive Committee for the State of Mexico

2009 - 2011 Federal Deputy in the 61st Legislature and Chairman of the Budget and Public Accounts Commission in the Chamber of Deputies

2005 - 2009 Finance Secretary, State of Mexico

2008 - 2009 National Coordinator of State Finance Secretaries

1998 - 2005 Director of Public Finance at Protego, SA

1996 Advisor to the Secretary of Energy

1992 - 1994 Advisor to the Secretary of Finance and Public Credit

Awards

2014 Finance Minister of the Year - Euromoney magazine

2014 Finance Minister of the Year, Global and the Americas - The Banker magazine

2014 Latin American Finance Minister of the Year - América Economía magazine

1995 Banamex Economics Award

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