Senior Adviser, Chatham House; Former Mexican diplomat; Founding President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations; Chairman, ArcelorMittal Mexico

Summary

Andrés Rozental was Mexico's ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1995 to 1997. He was a career diplomat for more than 35 years, having served his country as deputy foreign minister (1988-94), ambassador to Sweden (1983-88), permanent representative of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva (1982-83), as well as in various responsabilities within the Mexican Foreign Ministry and abroad. Since 1994, he holds the lifetime rank of eminent ambassador of Mexico.

Currently, Ambassador Rozental holds non-executive board positions in several multinational corporations in Brazil, the United States, France, Canada and Mexico. He chairs the board of ArcelorMittal Mexico and is an independent board member of Ocean Wilson Holdings and Wilson Sons, Brazil.

He is an independent, non-executive Director of HSBC Bank in Mexico and sits on the Audit, Risk Management and Remuneration Committees. He holds advisory positions with Airbus Mexico, Toyota (Mexico) APCO Worldwide and AT&T.

He is president of his own consulting firm, Rozental & Asociados, which specializes in advising multinational companies on their corporate strategies in Latin America. He is also active in a number of non-governmental organizations and projects relating to global governance, migration policy, climate change, Latin American politics and the promotion of democracy.

Ambassador Rozental was a senior nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution for seven years and is on the Operating Board of Canada's Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo. Ambassador Rozental was also the founding president of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (Comexi).

Ambassador Rozental obtained his professional degree in international relations from the Universidad de las Américas in Mexico, and his Master's in International Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

He is the author of four books on Mexican foreign policy, several chapters in edited volumes on international affairs and numerous articles on a variety of topics. He is a frequent contributor to both Mexican and foreign media.