Jesús F. Reyes-Heroles
Title: Nonresident Fellow, Center for the United States and Mexico
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Jesús F. Reyes-Heroles, Ph.D., is a nonresident fellow for the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico and the executive president of StructurA, a group of consulting firms including GEA, PROA, MBD and EnergeA. He was previously CEO of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, he was the co-founder and executive president of Grupo de Economistas y Asociados (GEA), a consulting firm dedicated to political and economic analysis, and was on the board of directors of Wal-Mart Mexico and Banamex Citigroup.
Reyes-Heroles was ambassador of Mexico to the United States from 1997 to 2000. From 1995 to 1997, he served as Mexico’s secretary of energy and chairman of the board of Pemex and Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE). In 1994 he was president of the national committee that prepared the agenda for democratizing the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI). He was previously chief of staff for Mexico’s secretary of foreign affairs (1989-1990) and director-general of financial planning at the Secretariat of the Treasury (1983-1988).
He currently serves on the board of directors of Santander Mexico, OHL Mexico and Water Capital Mexico and on the advisory board of Energy Intelligence Group (EIG) and Mitsui Mexico. He also sits on the board of trustees of the Gonzalo Río Arronte Foundation. In 1976, Reyes-Heroles won the Banamex Economics National Prize in the research category. He publishes a biweekly article in Mexico’s daily newspaper El Universal and has contributed to numerous books and journals. He holds a B.A. from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.