Andrés Rozental was a career diplomat for more than 35 years, having served his country as Mexico’s ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1995 to 1997, as deputy foreign minister (1988–1994), as the ambassador to Sweden (1983–1988). He was the permanent representative of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva (1982–1983), and held responsibilities within the Mexican Foreign Ministry and abroad. Andrés founded the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations and since 1994, he has held the lifetime rank of eminent ambassador of Mexico.
Currently, Andrés holds non-executive board positions in several important multinational institutions in Brazil and Mexico. He chairs the board of steelmaker ArcelorMittal Mexico and is an independent board member of Ocean Wilson Holdings and Wilson Sons in Brazil. He is a non-executive member of the board of HSBC Mexico and holds advisory positions with Airbus, Toyota and AT&T. 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 the promotion of democracy. He was a Brookings nonresident senior fellow for nine years, is a senior policy adviser to Chatham House in London and is a member of the Trilateral Commission.
Andrés obtained his professional degree in international relations from the Universidad de las Américas in Mexico, and his master’s in international economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of four books on Mexican foreign policy, numerous chapters in edited volumes on international affairs and many articles on a variety of topics. He is a frequent contributor to both Mexican and foreign media.