Evelyne Rodríguez, Minister for Latin America, ProMéxico

Minister for Latin America in ProMexico, the Mexican government agency responsible for promoting foreign investment in Mexico as well as exports and internationalization of Mexican companies. Based in Sao Paulo, Brasil.

Prior to ProMéxico, she worked as researcher and consultant in the areas of public finance and design and evaluation of public policies in different countries. From 1990 to 2005, she was a top government official in Mexico and played a significant role in key economic and social reforms. She was, among others, Treasurer of Mexico (appointed by the President and ratified by the Senate), General Director of Planning and Budget for Agriculture, Social Development and Environment at the Ministry of Finance, Director for Economic and Social Benefits at the Mexican Social Security Institute and General Director for Economic Studies in the Deregulation Program at the Ministry of Trade. She also served as a member of the board of state-owned enterprises, public institutions that regulate financial activities and development banks.

She is the author of several articles and chapters of books, and coauthor of two books: Sin Herencia de Pobreza with Santiago Levy and Propuesta de un Sistema Nacional de Servicios de Salud: componente de salud de una propuesta de seguridad social universal (Coord. O. Muñoz).

She holds a BS in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a Master Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. She has been a professor at ITAM and UNAM.