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Calderón, Felipe

Calderón, Felipe

President of Mexico (2006-2012)

Felipe Calderón is member of the Board of Directors of Avangrid, President of Sustainable Human Development Foundation, Member of the Board of Directors of the World Resources Institute and Honorary Chairman of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, responsible for coordinating the “Better Climate, Better Growth: The New Climate Economy Report”.

He served as President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. During his period in office Mexico positioned itself as a global leader in fighting climate change; Mexican economy registered stability and economic growth. Despite the impact of the 2009 international economic crisis, he boosted competitiveness in Mexico by deregulating the economy, promoting free trade, competition, private investment and technical education, as well as increasing investment in infrastructure to unprecedented levels.

Prior to becoming President, he served as Secretary of Energy, and General Director of BANOBRAS. He was elected to the Federal Congress in 1991, becoming President and Leader of the Parliamentary Group. He was earlier a Representative in the Assembly of Mexico City (1988-91).
Felipe Calderon has been named “Statesman of the Year” by the WEF and “2011 Champion of the Earth” by the United Nations, he has received the Teddy Roosevelt award, among many other distinctions.
Felipe Calderón has a Bachelor’s degree in law, a Masters in Economics from the ITAM, and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.

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