Patron: Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

Past, Present, and Future Engagements With Powerful Neighbour and Distant Asia: Mexico’s Imperatives

Guest Speaker: H.E. José Gerardo Traslosheros H
Ambassador of Mexico

Event Date: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Event Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Event Location: Bell Gully
Level 21, 171 Featherston Street, Wellington.

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José Geraldo Traslosheros Hernández

José Geraldo Traslosheros Hernández

  • Ambassador of Mexico to New Zealand (starting May 2016)
  • Consul General of Mexico in Sao Paulo (January 2011 to May 2016)
  • Professor/Researcher, Director of the Center for Asia-Pacific and Latin-American Business Studies, at Monterrey Technological Institute (ITESM), México City Campus (January 2009 to December 2010)
  • Coordinator of the OECD/Mexican Ministry for the Economy project for the Strengthening of the Regulatory Framework for Competitiveness (September 2007 to January 2009)
  • Minister-Counselor for the Ministry of the Economy at the Mexican Permanent Mission to the OECD (September 2005 to August 2007)
  • Coordinator of the negotiations of the Mexico-Japan Economic Partnership FTA Agreement (2003-2005)
  • Chair of the APEC Senior Officials Meetings (SOM) for APEC (2002)
  • Coordinator of the negotiations of the Mexico-Israel Free Trade Agreement (1999-2000)
  • Director General at the SECOFI/Mexican Ministry for the Economy for Trade Negotiations with Asia and Multilateral Trade Affairs (1995 – 2005)
  • Chief negotiator for Rules of Origin and Customs Procedures in the Free Trade Agreements between Mexico and Costa Rica, Mexico and Bolivia and Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela (1993 to 1995)
  • Mexican Coordinator for the negotiations of the Uniform Regulations for the Market Access, Rules of Origin and Customs Procedures chapters of the NAFTA (1993)
  • Member of the Mexican NAFTA Negotiating Team for the Market Access Chapters (1991-1992)
  • D. in Economics at Rutgers University, Masters in Economics at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and Mathematics BA degree from Winthrop University (studies in economics at ITAM in Mexico)
  • Married to Paulina Reyes Berlanga, has three daughters: María Alejandra, Mariana Isabel and Ana Paula.

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