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Andres Rozental

Eminent Ambassador of Mexico

Andrés Rozental joined CIGI’s former International Board of Governors in 2002 and is now a member of CIGI’s Board of Directors, which formed in 2014. He was a career diplomat for more than 35 years, having served Mexico as deputy foreign minister, ambassador to Sweden, permanent representative to the United Nations and ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Andres Rozental

Andres Rozental , Background

Andrés Rozental was Mexico's ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1995 to 1997. He was a career diplomat for more than 35 years, having served his country as deputy foreign minister (1988– 1994), ambassador to Sweden (1983–1988), permanent representative of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva (1982–1983), as well as in various responsibilities within the Mexican Foreign Ministry and abroad. Since 1994, he holds the lifetime rank of eminent ambassador of Mexico.

Currently, Ambassador Rozental holds non-executive board positions in several important multinational corporations in Brazil, the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Mexico. He chairs the board of ArcelorMittal Mexico and is an independent board member of ArcelorMittal Brazil, Ocean Wilson Holdings and Wilson Sons Brazil. He holds advisory board positions with EADS Mexico, Toyota and Kansas City Southern de México. He is president of his own consulting firm, Rozental & Asociados, which specializes in advising multinational companies on their corporate strategies in Latin America. He is also active in a number of non-governmental organizations and projects relating to global governance, migration policy, climate change, Latin American politics and democracy promotion. He is currently a senior nonresident fellow at The Brookings Institution, a senior adviser to Chatham House in London, a board member of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and a trustee of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. He has served as a governor of Canada's International Research Development Centre (IDRC) since 2008 and has been a member of CIGI's board since 2002. He is the founding president of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, established in 2001.

Ambassador Rozental obtained his professional degree in international relations from the Universidad de las Américas in México, and his Master's in international economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of four books on Mexican foreign policy and of numerous articles on international affairs. He has been a foreign policy adviser to Presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón of Mexico.

In the News

  1. CSE spying in Mexico: Espionage aimed at friends 'never looks good', Amber Hildebrandt, CBC News, March 25, 2015
  2. Presentación del Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy, COMEXI, July 22, 2013
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