María Eugenia Casar Pérez is currently the Executive Director of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), a decentralized agency of the Foreign Ministry responsible for guiding, coordinating and implementing Mexico's international development cooperation policies, in accordance with the national priorities for sustainable human development.
She previously served as Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where she was in charge of successfully implementing the strategic plan of the world's largest development agency.
Other positions in the United Nations have included Representative of the Secretary-General (RSG) for the investments of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and Assistant Secretary-General-Controller, responsible for ensuring the sound financial management of all UN resources; Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Resource Management; and Chief Financial Officer. Previous to that, she was Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance and Budget at the World Food Program in Rome.
Before joining the United Nations, she was National Treasurer of Mexico; Chief Financial Officer at the National Bank of Financial Services (Bansefi); Deputy Director General of the Banking Sector at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP); and Deputy Vice-President of the National Banking and Securities Commission of Mexico (CNBV).
She has been a professor and director of the School of Accounting and Administration of the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Ms. Casar holds a degree in Public Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from the ITAM.