The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez Kuenzler and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute. The full advisory board list is below.

Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute Advisory Board


Dr. Luis Téllez,  Head of Mexico for KKR, former Chairman and CEO Mexican Stock Exchange, former Secretary of Energy and of Transportation & former Chief of Staff of President Zedillo.
Amb. E. Anthony Wayne, Former United States Ambassador to Mexico; Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center 

Co-Chairs Emeritus                              

Mr. José Antonio Fernández Carbajal, Executive Chairman, FEMSA
Mr. Roger W. Wallace, Senior Advisor, Pioneer Natural Resources


Dr. Sergio Aguayo, Professor, El Colegio de México and Harvard University
Mr. Herb Allen, President, Allen and Company, LLC, Honorary Member
Dr. Roderic Ai Camp, Philip McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim, Claremont McKenna College
Dr. Alberto Baillères González, Chairman, Grupo BAL and Board of Trustees of ITAM
Amb. Martha Bárcena, Mexican Ambassador to the United States
Ms. Magdalena Carral, Founding Partner, Carral, Sierra y Asociados S.C.
Dr. María Amparo Casar, Professor-Researcher, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)
Mr. Tim Daly, Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy, Western Union
Amb. Jeffrey Davidow, Former United States Ambassador to Mexico, Senior Counselor, Cohen Group
Dr. Luis de la Calle, Founding Partner and Managing Director, De la Calle, Madrazo & Mancera
Mr. Alberto de la Fuente, President and General Director, Shell México, S.A. de C.V.
Dr. Rafael Fernández de Castro, Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UC San Diego
Dr. Rossana Fuentes-Berain, Founder, Mexico Media Lab
Mr. Felipe García Moreno, General Director, J.P. Morgan Grupo Financiero S.A. de C.V.             
Ms. Maria Isabella Grueso, Director, Public Affairs for Latin America, Pfizer Inc. 
Hon. Lawrence Harrington, Affiliated Faculty Program, Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University, Former U.S. Representative of the Inter-American Development Bank in Mexico
Mr. Carlos Heredia, Professor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)
Dr. Enrique Hidalgo, President, ExxonMobil Exploración y Producción México
Mr. Ryan Hill, Senior Manager, Government Affairs, Amgen, Inc.
Amb. Roberta Jacobson, Former United States Ambassador to Mexico
Mr. Guillermo Jasson, Managing Partner, Cross Fields Capital, LLC
Amb. James Jones, Former United States Ambassador to Mexico; Chairman, Monarch Global Strategies LLC  
Hon. Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States 
Amb. Christopher Landau, United States Ambassador to Mexico 
Mr. Welby Leaman, Senior Director, Global Government Affairs, Americas, Wal-Mart 
Mr. Enrique J. Marroquin, President, Hunt - Mexico, INC. 
Ms. Monica Masciantonio, Vice President, Government Affairs, Scotiabank
Mr. Carl Meacham, Associate Vice President for Latin America,  International Advocacy, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Dr. Diana Negroponte, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Dr. Silvia Núñez, Director, Center for Research on North America, UNAM
Mr. Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, President & CEO, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company 
Ms. Lina Ornelas, Director, Public Policy and Government Relations, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, Google
Dr. Juan Pardinas, Editorial Director, Reforma
Mr. Alejandro Poiré, Ph.D. Dean, School of Social Sciences and Government, Tecnológico de Monterrey 
Mr. Jose L. Prado, Chairman &CEO, Evans Food Group Ltd. 
Mr. Federico Reyes Heroles, Founder and Member of the Board, Transparencia Mexicana
Mr. Raúl Rodríguez, Chairman, U.S Mexico Foundation
Dr. Luis Rubio, President, Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI)
Amb. Arturo Sarukhán, Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States
Dr. Andrew Selee, President, Migration Policy Institute; Former Executive Vice President, Wilson Center; Founding Director, Mexico Institute
Ms. Martha Smith, Philanthropy Professional                                             
Mr. Jorge Suárez Vélez, Managing Director, Allen and Company, LLC
Dr. Luis Téllez, Former Chairman and CEO, Mexican Stock Exchange, Member, McLarty Associates’ Board of Counselors
Mr. Javier Treviño, General Director of Public Policy, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE)
Dr. Jaime Zabludovsky, Executive President of CONMEXICO, Former President of COMEXI  
Mr. Ramon Zertuche, Director, Government Affairs for Latin America & the Caribbean, Gilead Sciences, Inc.