People: Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA (BLX)
11 Feb 2016
Dr. Herminio A. Blanco is the Independent Director of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA since 2004. Dr. Blanco is the founder and CEO of Soluciones Estratégicas Consultoría, in Mexico City. Since October 2014, he has been the Chairman of the Board of IBERDROLA Mexico. Dr. Blanco is a founder of IQOM, a consulting corporation and a daily analytical electronic newspaper specializing in international trade in Latin America. Dr. Blanco has served on the boards of Banorte and CYDSA since 2006 and Arcelor Mittal Steel U.S. since 2004. He has been a member of the International Advisory Committee of Mitsubishi Corporation and the Trilateral Commission since 2000. He was the Secretary of Trade and Industry of Mexico from 1994 to 2000, the Undersecretary for International Negotiations from 1993 to 1994 and Mexico’s Chief Negotiator of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) from 1990 to 1993. Dr. Blanco was a member of the Council of Economic Advisors to the President of Mexico from 1985 to 1988. He was also responsible for the negotiation of a free trade agreement with the European Union and the European Free Trade Area and various other free trade agreements with Latin American countries and with Israel. Dr. Blanco also contributed to the launching of negotiations for the free trade agreement with Japan. He was Assistant Professor of Economics at Rice University, in Houston, Texas from 1980 to 1985. Dr. Blanco served as senior advisor to the Finance Minister of Mexico from 1978 to 1980. Dr. Blanco holds a B.A. in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Chicago.
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