Portrait of Raul Rodriguez

Raul B. Rodriguez

Nonresident Fellow


Raul B. Rodriguez is a nonresident fellow at the Baker Institute Center for the U.S. and Mexico. He has previously served as associate vice president for International Affairs at Tecnológico de Monterrey, CEO of North American Development Bank, executive director of Mexican Foreign Trade Bank, secretary of economic development for the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas, and Mexico’s trade commissioner in Canada, as well as a partner in several consulting firms and business ventures. He draws on over 40 years of extensive academic, business, civic and government experience, with leadership roles in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Rodriguez has also been active in more than 50 civic and international organizations, including as chairman of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation in New York, the North American Center at Arizona State University, the World Affairs Council of San Antonio and the Free Trade Alliance, among others.

Rodriguez has published articles in Europe and North America, and he’s held speaking engagements in more than 30 countries. He organizes and hosts public interviews with distinguished speakers on economic and geopolitical trends, and he was the host of a weekly Univision TV interview newscast in Texas on business issues.

Rodriguez is the recipient of awards including Spain’s King Felipe VI Order of Civil Merit and Mexico’s Ohtli, and he previously served as the Honorary Consul of Spain. He earned a B.Sc. in industrial and systems engineering from Monterrey Tech and an MPA from Harvard, where he was recognized as the Littauer Fellow for his “commitment to excellence, academic achievement, and public service.”

Contact at rdzr@hotmail.com.