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 José Antonio Fernández Carbajal and Roger W. Wallace, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute. The full advisory board list is below.

Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute Advisory Board


Mr. José Antonio Fernández Carbajal, Chairman and CEO, FEMSA

Mr. Roger W. Wallace, Vice President, Pioneer Natural Resources


Dr. Sergio Aguayo, Professor, El Colegio de México

Mr. Herb Allen, President, Allen and Company, LLC

Dr. Alberto Baillères González, Chairman, Grupo BAL and Board of Trustees of ITAM

Dr. Roderic Ai Camp, Philip McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim, Claremont McKenna College

Ms. Magdalena Carral, Founding Partner, Carral, Sierra y Asociados S.C.

Mr. Eduardo Cepeda Fernández, President and General Director, J.P. Morgan Grupo Financiero S.A. de C.V.

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

Amb. Alejandro Estivill, Chargé D’Affaires, Embassy of Mexico to the United States

Mr. Jaime El Koury, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, NY

Dr. Rafael Fernández de Castro, Head of Department, International Studies, ITAM

Dr. Rossana Fuentes-Berain, Founder, Mexico Media Lab

Mr. Donald E. Garcia, President, Senior Financial Planner, Pinnacle Consulting Group

Mr. Armando Garza Sada, Chairman of the Board, Alfa Corporativo, S.A. de C.V.

Hon. Lawrence Harrington, Affiliated Faculty Program, Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University

Mr. Carlos Heredia, Professor, CIDE

Dr. Enrique Hidalgo, President, ExxonMobil Ventures-Mexico Ltd.

Mr. Hunter Hunt, President and CEO, Hunt Consolidated Energy, INC

Hon. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Former United States Senator, Texas

Mr. Guillermo Jasson, Managing Partner, Cross Fields Capital, LLC

Amb. James Jones, Former United States Ambassador to Mexico; Chairman and CEO, ManattJones Global Strategies, LLC

Hon. Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Mr. Chris Kuzmuk, Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Mr. Mike Lubrano, Managing Director, Corporate Governance, Cartica Capital

Dr. Diana Negroponte, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Dr. Silvia Núñez, Director, Center for Research on North America, UNAM

Ms. Lina Ornelas, Director, Public Policy and Government Relations, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, Google

Dr. Juan Pardinas, General Director, Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO)

Mr. Alejandro Poiré, Dean of the School of Policy (EGAP), Tec de Monterrey

Mr. Jose L. Prado, President, Prado Strategic Consultants, LLC and Former President Quaker Oats North America, PepsiCo

Mr. Juan Rebolledo Gout, Vice President International Relations, Grupo Mexico

Ms. Catherine Robinson Esq., Director, International Government Affairs, Amgen, Inc.

Mr. Raúl Rodríguez, Chairman, U.S Mexico Foundation

Dr. Luis Rubio, President, CIDAC

Amb. Arturo Sarukhán, Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States

Mr. Brian Smith, President, Latin America Group, The Coca-Cola Company

Ms. Martha Smith, Philanthropy Professional

Mr. Fernando Solis Camara J.C., Corporate Director of Communications and Image, Gruma

Dr. Luis Téllez, Former Chairman and CEO, Mexican Stock Exchange; Member, McLarty Associates’ Board of Counselors

Mr. Federico Terrazas, President, Cementos de Chihuahua

Mr. Ernesto Torres, CEO, Grupo Financiero Banamex, Citigroup

Mr. Javier Treviño, Mexican Under-Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of Educational Policies

Mr. Eduardo Tricio, Chairman of the Board, Grupo Lala

Amb. E. Anthony Wayne, Former United States Ambassador to Mexico

Mr. Nicholas Welch, Director of International Relations, Noble Energy Inc.

Dr. Jaime Zabludovsky, President, COMEXI

Mr. Rogelio Zambrano, Chairman, CEMEX

Mr. Ivan Zapien, Senior Director Federal Government Relations, Wal-Mart