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Jul 2016 - Present
Leader of the strategic planning and operation of commodity hedging program for 20 million tons/year of: maize, sorghum, wheat, soybeans, coffee and cotton; protecting income and price volatility of more than 260,000 agricultural producers; representing 50% of Mexico´s total production. Oversight of the operations of the agency, including its headquarters, 9 regional branches and all 900 associates. Development of cost, budget, operations & financial models worth $900 Million USD, including hedging strategies. Design and implementation of cyclical risk management strategies, including commodities and exchange rate hedging. Management and monitoring of trade and operations of the company, reporting directly to the CEO. Liaison of institutional relations with Government Agencies Producers, Traders and Agro-Food Industry.
May 2015 - Jul 2016 • 1 yr 2 mon
Project manager of the portfolio of strategic projects within the agency, reporting directly to the CEO. Such projects included strategic planning for the company, public policy determination and bylaw issuance. Led negotiations with stakeholders mainly farmer associations, trader organizations, banking institutions (development & commercial). Lead developer of financial analysis and planning of the Agency’s programs (including risk management instruments) worth yearly up to $900 Million USD. Press relationship management including interviews, conferences and press releases.
Oct 2013 - Present
Project development, team selection & investment rounds (A & B) of up to $500K and project launch. Initial operations establishment, staffing and recruiting for start-up operations. Oversight of the initial operations, and current sales of $400K USD yearly with a steady growth over the past 3 years. Led the initial negotiation with suppliers and more than 30 apparel brands, currently over 50.
May 2013 - May 2015 • 2 yrs
Management and coordination of the President’s office, including agenda with supervised financial entities, associates, State Secretaries and other authorities. Managed relations and coordinated the implementation of the CNBV press strategy. Deputy to the spokesman. Project management of the Agency´s Strategic Projects, including the issuance of regulation, technical requirements for financial institutions. Elaboration of financial press statements measuring the performance and risks of the financial system and its specialized markets: securities, banking, development banking, credit unions, non-bank banks and specialized institutions (switches, aggregators, fintech, amongst others).
Mar 2011 - Apr 2013 • 2 yrs 1 mon
The portfolio comprised investment and trade projects mainly in the manufacturing and automotive industry. Closure of $950 million USD worth of manufacturing and sourcing projects with multinational companies in 2012 (Trade and Investment) reaching 115% of 2012 goals vs a previous performance of 10% during 2011. Establishment support and advisory for Midwestern US companies and C-Level executives in Mexico including regulation navigation, grants and incentives negotiation with local authorities, as well as local supply chain development. Advisory and support in subjects such as security, financial analysis and economic viability and rationale.
Feb 2010 - Mar 2011 • 1 yr 1 mon
Trade and Investment commissioner for Argentina and Uruguay, in charge of the management and growth (14%) of the Trade and Investment Commission portfolio, reaching $600+ Million US and supporting mainly Mexican investments in Latin America. Closure of $80 million US worth of manufacturing and sourcing projects. Management of government relations, resolutions and commercial bilateral disputes.
Apr 2008 - Feb 2010 • 1 yr 10 mon
Development and Marketing of 29 residential estates worth in total $3 million US including investor relations management, cost/cashflow control and leverage optimization. Financial project evaluation and investor relations.
Master of Business Administration (Class of 2017).
SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, (MBA), Ithaca, NY.
ManageMentor Program, Online Course, 2011 – 2012.
Bachelor Degree, Financial Management, Finance and Financial Management Services, 2004 – 2009.