Ernesto Dieck Assad

Mr Ernesto Dieck holds a graduate degree in science from the Industrial Engineering Department of Georgia Institute of Technology and obtained his bachelor degree in the same field at the Tecnologico de Monterrey. He has over twenty years of experience in the healthcare sector, and currently serves as the executive vicepresident of finance and management of the Medical Centers of Tec Salud Health System. He is currently the President of the Mexican Association of Private Hospitals and serves as member of the advisory boards of the Mexican Healthcare Council, the Santos y de la Garza Evia foundation and the Tec de Monterrey school of medicine.

Miguel Angel Gonzalez Block

Dr. Gonzalez obtained his Bachelor and Master Degrees in social anthropology from Cambridge University and received a Ph.D. in sociology from El Colegio de Mexico. He is currently director of the Center for Health Systems Research of the National Institute of Public Health. Until December 2004, he was manager of the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems research, an international initiative nested within WHO's cluster of Evidence and Information for Health Policy. Prior to this, he was the Health specialist at the Inter American Development Bank. Dr. Gonzalez has published extensively on health sector reforms, decentralization, community participation and research capacity development.

Eduardo Jaramillo

Obtained his Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Master in International Political Economy from the University of Birmingham. Ph.D in Political and Social Sciences from UNAM. Since 1994, Dr. Jaramillo works at the Mexican Ministry of Health, where he has served as Director of International Relations, Coordination with the States and International Operation of COFEPRIS. Since 2011, he works as the personal advisor of the Minister of Health, Salomon Chertorivski.

Carlos M. Sada

Carlos M. Sada is the Consul General of Mexico in New York. His most recent assignment was as Minister for Congressional Affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC, from March 2007 to April 2011.  He was previously Consul General of Mexico in Chicago from July 2000 to March 2007, where he acted as the Dean of the Consular Corps of Chicago since 2005.

Consul General Sada holds a degree in industrial engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He completed graduate studies at the University of Newcastle in Great Britain, at the University of Deft in the Netherlands, and from the Public Administration Institute of The Hague, in the Netherlands.

Javier Livas

Javier Livas is a lawyer from Monterrey, Mexico with an MBA from the Technological Institute of Monterrey (ITESM).  He has been active in the government of San Pedro Garza García, Mexico as Secretary of the town council from 1977-1979 and as President of the Commission for Total Transparency in Monterrey in 2001, also forming part of the San Angel Group in 1994.  He was a candidate for the presidential nomination from the PAN in 1993, and was involved in the successful campaign of Fox for the presidency in 2000.  He has written a variety of books including The Cybernetic State and Cybernetics, the State and the Law.  He has been a political activist and opinion writer for the El Norte newspaper for almost thirty years.

Isabel Miranda de Wallace

María Isabel Miranda de Wallace is a pedagogue and social activist from Mexico City. She worked for an initiative of law that protects the rights of the victims of kidnapping, which was later approved by Chamber of Deputies in December 15 of 2010. President of the civil association “Alto al secuestro”, Winner of the Human Rights National Award of 2010. She is currently PAN’s candidate for the possition of mayor of Mexico City 2012-2018.


Carlos Hurtado López

Carlos Hurtado López was appointed manager of the Southern Cone Country Department , effective March 1, 2008. Previously, he served as vice president of Finance and Administration, since March 15, 2007.

Prior to joining the Bank, he was Mexico's undersecretary of Budget for the Ministry of Finance. He has held numerous senior positions in the Mexican government, including chief advisor for Economic and Social Policy Affairs to the president of Mexico, and ambassador and permanent representative of Mexico to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France.

He has also had a distinguished academic career as an economics professor at Mexico's Autonomous Technological Institute (ITAM), where he was director of the Economic Analysis and Research Center. Among his numerous publications are studies on the debt crisis in Latin America, exchange rates and capital flows, and economic and social strategy.

Hurtado has a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree from Mexico's Autonomous Technological Institute (ITAM).

Ernesto Cervera

General Manager of the Group of Economists and Associates (GEA), where he has developed more than 200 consultancy projects for the last 20 years. He is an economist from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México). He earned a master's degree in economics, and has a Doctoral degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

The focus of his work is Industry, Infraestructure, Housing and Agricultural Economy. He was a researcher in the President's Council of Advisors (1979-1981), worked at the General Directorate of Fiscal Planning (Dirección General de Planeación Hacendaria, 1982-1985), and for "Economic Analysis Corporation" in Los Angeles (1987-1988). Also has sesrved as economic advisor for the Foreign Affairs Secretary of Mexico (1988-1990). Nowadays, he performs a comprehensive academic work, offering courses like business economics, advanced macroeconomics and microeconomics, industrial organization and monetary policy. Mr. Cervera is also a renowned analyst and commentator on radio and television specialized programs.


Hunter Kushner

Hunt graduated from Yale in 2006, receibing his BA in Political Science. A proud member of Silliman College, Hunt played intramural sports and was active in the Yale Political Union while on campus.

Hunt has worked for the last 6 years at Deutsche Bank in the Latin America Investment Banking Group. In his 6 years at Deutsche Bank, Hunt has worked on mergers and equity offerings in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, and the Caribbean. His clients have been market-leading companies in sectors such as fuel distribution, transportation, real estate, banking, and beverages.

Hunt is also a John C. Whitehead fellow in the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), a non-profit organization that encourages the American public to engage in global affairs. Hunt writes a blog about Latin American politics and economics for the Foreign Policy Blog Network. In his most recent posts, Hunt has covered the buildup to the Mexican election. He has also reviewed the episode entitled "Beyond the Border: The U.S. and Mexico" for the FPA's 2012 Great Decisions Television Series. Great Decisions is a foreign policy discussion program produced by the FPA and aired on PBS each year. To read Hunt's blog posts: (


Luis Eduardo Zavala de Alba

Dr. Zavala is currently a visiting fellow and professor at Yale University in the Council of Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS), as well as a professor of EGAP Tec de Monterrey. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, and a PhD in international law. He has been a research fellow at the Human Rights Center in Essex University, the Universidad Autónoma de Barclona and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has served as the Civil Society Cordinator for the Human Rights National Plan of Action (PNDH), and also coordinates the EGAP's Conflict Solutions Certification. He is an expert in human rights promotion and defense.






Last update: Feb/23/2012