Paulo Carreño is, since February 2017, CEO of ProMéxico, the agency of the Mexican federal government in charge of strengthening the participation of Mexico in the global economy through the internationalization of Mexican companies, the promotion of exports, and the attraction of foreign direct investment.
From 2016 to 2017, Mr. Carreño was Deputy Minister for North America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During this period, the Mexican government undertook a strategy to increase its presence in the region.
Previously, between 2015 and 2016, he was in charge of the country’s branding strategy and of international media at the Office of the Presidency. There, he took part in the design and implementation of a project to strengthen the image of Mexico and to improve the perception of the country abroad.
In 2014, Mr. Carreño closed a stage in his professional career after 10 years of successful work in the financial sector. He was Executive Director for Communications and Institutional Relations at Grupo Financiero Banamex and the spokesperson for Mexico at Citigroup, the bank with the largest global footprint.
Between 2013 and 2015, he was president of the Marketing, Communication and Social Responsibility Commission of the Asociación de Bancos de México, the representing body of Mexico’s banking sector. In this capacity, he advocated for the Financial Reform enacted by President Peña Nieto’s government in 2014.
From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Carreño was founding partner and CEO of his own lobbying and strategic communications firm. Previously, between 1998 and 2001, he was associate and Director of Media and Crisis Management at a renowned strategic communications firm with presence in over 100 countries.
Professor of law at the Instituto de Administración Pública and at the Universidad Iberoamericana, he holds a Master in Public International Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands (1995-1998) and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Universidad Iberoamericana (1989 – 1994).
Mr. Carreño is married and has three kids. He was born April 21, 1972.
Mr. Dager holds a Master’s in Law from the University of Houston (1991). He is an international lawyer with broad experience in legal and international affairs in the public and private sectors. He is a member of the Mexican Foreign Service, where he holds the rank of Ambassador and has extensive experience in legal affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In addition to being the institution’s legal representative, Mr. Dager focuses on providing legal advice to domestic producers and foreign investors associated with ProMéxico, in terms of the legal frameworks that apply to foreign trade and foreign investment.
Mr. Chacón holds a Master’s in Economics and Food Science from the University of California, Davis. He has a career in diplomacy, where he holds the rank of Ambassador. He has performed a significant number of duties as Secretary-General, advisor, technical secretary, lobbyist and negotiator, Ambassador, Head of Chancery, and General Consul, among others, in the public sector, mainly in the areas of education and international relations. He has spoken on economic and political topics in universities in Mexico and abroad. He was decorated as a Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold II by the Kingdom of Belgium and as an Officer of the Legion of Honor by the French Republic.
The responsibilities of the UPINI include the development, proposal, and implementation of business promotion plans, programs, strategies, guidelines, and activities carried out by ProMéxico through its headquarters and offices abroad, in both investment and export promotion; the coordination and alignment of every activity performed by ProMéxico to promote foreign direct investment in Mexico; to provide timely assistance to potential investors by offering them support, advice, and mentorship throughout the process of establishing their investment in Mexico, and to define, alongside the Export Promotion Unit (UPE), the policies and strategies for promotion abroad that must be implemented to further the exports of Mexican products and the internationalization of Mexican companies.