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Ernesto Zedillo is the former President of Mexico (1994-2000), who successfully faced one of the most acute financial crises in modern Mexican history.
Ernesto Zedillo was President of Mexico from 1994 to 2000. He successfully faced one of the most acute financial crises in the modern history of Mexico, which favored a political opening and competitive elections that for the first time in 70 years allowed the arrival to the presidency of a candidate not emanated from the official party.
Previous to becoming President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo had the following positions: Secretary of Public Education (1992-1993); Secretary of Programming and Budget (1988-1992); Undersecretary of Programming and Budget (1987-1988); Economist, Deputy Manager of Economic Studies, Director of the Trust for the Coverage of Exchange Risks and Deputy Director of Banco de México (1978-1987); Professor of Economics at the National Polytechnic Institute and the Colegio de México (1978-1987).
Ernesto Zedillo was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics (Fall 2001). He is also Director of the Center for Globalization Studies and Professor of International Economics and Politics at Yale University since 2002. He has co-authored and edited several books on international economics and governance.
Ernesto Zedillo’s voluntary international public service has included, among others, the following activities: President of the UN International Commission for Financing Development (2001); Co-Chair of the Trade Group for the Millennium Development Goals (2003-2005); Co-Chair of the Commission on the Private Sector and Development (2003-2004); Co-President of the International Commission for Global Public Goods (2004-2007); Member of the Commission on Growth and Development (2007-2008); Member of the Advisory Council of the Global Development Program of the Gates Foundation (2007-2011); President of the International Commission on the Future of the International Atomic Energy Agency (2008); Co-President of the Commission for Relations between the United States and Latin America (2008); Co-Chair of the Commission on Drugs and Democracy (2008-2009); Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy (2011-); Member of the International Commission for the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament of Nuclear Weapons (2008-2010); President of the International Commission for the Reform of the World Bank (2008-2009); Vice-Chair of the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security (2012); Co-President of the Regional Migration Study Group (2013); and Co-Chair of Shared Border, Shared Future Study Group (2016).
Currently, Ernesto Zedillo is a member of the G30 and the Board of Directors of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is a Distinguished Practitioner of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford and in 2011 he was elected an international member of the American Philosophical Society. He holds honorary degrees from Yale and Harvard Universities; the University of Ghana; the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and the University of Miami.