José Antonio Meade Kuribreña
Independent non-executive Director
Dr José Antonio Meade Kuribreña was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2019. He has extensive experience in public administration, banking and financial policy.
Dr Meade is currently a Commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation which seeks to enhance political visibility of climate resilience, a non-executive Director of ALFA General Board, a petrochemical company listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange, and performs consulting, project finance and academic activities.
Between 2011 and 2017 he held Cabinet-level positions in the federal government of Mexico, including acting as Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Secretary of Social Development, Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Secretary of Energy. Prior to his appointment to the Cabinet, he served as Undersecretary and as Chief of Staff in the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit.
Following his time as Director General of Banking and Savings at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Dr Meade served as Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank for Rural Credit, where he led the financial restructuring and its transition to a new institution, Financiera Rural.
He studied economics and law from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, before receiving a PhD in Economics from Yale University. He is married with three children.
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