Ernesto Zedillo

Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, ex-President of Mexico

Ernesto Zedillo is the Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and Professor in the Field of International Economics and Politics, Professor of International and Area Studies, and Professor Adjunct of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale. He served as President of Mexico from 1994-2000. After earning his PhD at Yale, he was with the Central Bank of Mexico before serving as Undersecretary of Budget, Secretary of Economic Programming and Budget, and Secretary of Education. He is a member of The Elders, an independent group or global leaders using their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide, a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, and serves as Chair of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health. Previously he was appointed by the World Bank President to chair the High-Level Commission on Modernization of World Bank Group Governance, was Chairman of the Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, and serves on the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age. He is a Member of the Group of 30.

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