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Mexico Institute Advisory Board

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.

Mr. Íñigo Fernández, Head of Public Policy, Mexico and Central America, Facebook 

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. 

Amb. Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández, Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States; Managing Partner, Beel Infrastructure Partners

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)

Mr. Ryan Hill, Director, International 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.

Mr. Victor G. Martinez, President, ExxonMobil Exploración y Producción México

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

Ms. Mayya Novakovskiy, Manager, Western Hemisphere, Government Affairs, Chevron 

Dr. Silvia Núñez, Former 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.