Mexican Council on Foreign Relations
The Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI) is the first pluralistic and multidisciplinary forum advocated to analyze and debate Mexico’s role in the international politics, as well as the influence of those events on the national scene. The Council is a civil and non-profit association independent form the government, and financed exclusively by membership fees and corporate support. Its primary goal is to build a framework where international issues can be discussed thoroughly, and that provides Mexican and foreigners with information to make strategic choices more accurately.
Enrique Berruga Filloy is President of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI). He previously served as Vice president for Corporate Affairs at Grupo Modelo. Along his diplomatic career, Ambassador Berruga was Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, Ambassador of Mexico to Costa Rica and Special Representative of the President of Mexico for the United Nations Reform Process. Additionally, he set up the Mexican Embassy in Ireland, and also worked at Mexico’s Embassies to the United States and the United Kingdom. At the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Additionally, he was named as Secretary-General of the Mexican Commission for the UNESCO. He was also Executive Director of the Mexican Institute of International Cooperation and Director General of International Relations at the Mexican Ministry of Education. Ambassador Berruga is author of different books and articles, being the most recent “Propiedad Ajena” that was made a movie. He has also been Professor at ITAM and Fulbright Scholar.
Carlos A. Heredia
Carlos A. Heredia is Chair and Professor of the Department of International Studies at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City. He attended ITAM in Mexico City and graduated from McGill University in Montréal, Canada. Heredia served as a member of Mexico’s 57th Congress (1997-2000). He is a founding member (2001) of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (Comexi), and serves on the Advisory Council of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. His most recent publication is “Mexico and the United States: the Search for a Strategic Vision” with Andrés Rozental, inShifting the Balance: Obama and the Americas, A. Lowenthal, T. Piccone & L. Whitehead (eds.), Brookings Institution Press, Washington DC, 2011.
Andrés Rozental was a career diplomat for more than 35 years, having served his country as Deputy Foreign Minister (1988-1994), Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1995-1997), Ambassador to Sweden (1983-88) and Permanent Representative of México to the United Nations in Geneva (1982-83). Since 1994, he holds the lifetime rank of Eminent Ambassador of Mexico. In 2002 he was named Founding President of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, where he served until the end of 2006. Ambassador Rozental established Rozental & Asociados, a specialized niche consultancy providing political and economic advice to Mexican and foreign multinational companies. Today he is Chairman of the Board of ArcelorMittal Mexico, and an independent Board member of ArcelorMittal Brazil, Wilson Sons (Brazil) and Ocean Wilson Holdings (Bermuda). He is a member of the Stratgic Advisory Board of EADS Mexico and of the Advisory Council of Kansas City Southern de México. During 2000 and 2001 he was a roving Ambassador and Special Envoy for President Vicente Fox. In 2006 he was a member of President-elect Felipe Calderon’s Advisory Council on Foreign Policy. Since 2007 Andrés Rozental is a Senior Nonresident Fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC and a Senior Policy Advisor to Chatham House in London. Andrés Rozental 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 also did postgraduate studies at the University of Bordeaux in France.