Mexico Automotive Summit Speakers 2016
Eduardo Javier Solís Sánchez studied economics at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, and did his master’s and doctorate degrees at the Chicago University and the Rochester University, respectively. He entered the Commission of Commerce and Industrial Promotion in 1990, and he was responsible for managing NAFTA and other FTAs between Mexico and Latin America between 1995 and 2000. Later, in 2003, he became Head of the Investment Promotion Unit at the Ministry of Economy. Since 2008, Solís acts as Executive President of the Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry.
Oscar Albin completed his university studies in mechanical engineering at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, as well as a master's degree in Renewable Energies. He began his career in 1982 at Volkswagen Mexico, later moving to Chrysler where he served as Development Manager of Mexican suppliers in Detroit Michigan for four years. As a result of the company’s merger with Daimler, he became Procurement Director of Mercedes-Benz Spain. In 2012, Albin assumed the role of Executive President of the National Auto Parts Industry.
Mario Rodríguez Hernández is a mechanical engineering IPM graduate, with an IPADE Business School degree in Top Management AD1. Expert in JIT, Six Sigma, World Class, and Lean Manufacturing, Rodríguez has successfully increased revenue, profit, and growth within start-up and rapid-changing environments. After 28 years in the automotive industry, he became CEO of Arbomex in 2001 and has since then focused on developing managers’ leadership within the organization, by participating in workshops and conferences on a variety of topics, including Change Management, Marketing, and Quality.
Mario Chacón has a professional career spanning more than 35 years in the public and private sector and has served as Ambassador, Chief of Mission, Consul General, Director General of Economic Relations and Economic Counsellor. As Head of the Global Business Promotion Unit, Chacón leads ProMéxico’s efforts regarding the attraction of foreign direct investment and coordinates its activities in overseas offices. He has an MA in Economics and Food Science from the University of California, Davis and has given lectures on Mexican Economics and Politics in Universities of Germany, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Japan, Mexico and Venezuela.
Alex Milo was appointed HSBC's Chief Economist for Mexico in May 2016. Before joining HSBC, Milo was Chief Economist at an international bank in Mexico. He held various positions in the Mexican government including Commissioner at the Federal Telecommunications Commission and Chief Advisor to the President. He was also Director of Public Debt Management and Director of Fiscal Policy at the Ministry of Finance. Milo obtained a BA in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and a PhD in Economics from Yale University.