Antonio Ortiz-Mena is a Senior Vice President at ASG, where he provides strategic counsel and assistance to clients across Latin America.
Prior to joining ASG, Dr. Ortiz-Mena served for over eight years as the Head of Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States, advising U.S. companies with a presence in Mexico and Mexican companies with a presence in the U.S. on regulatory and government issues. In this role, he served as the Embassy Liaison with the IMF, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as the G20 and the Mexico-U.S. High-level Economic Dialogue. He was also responsible for U.S.-Mexico energy, telecommunications, and aviation issues, and oversaw trade and investment promotion.
From 1999 to 2007, Dr. Ortiz-Mena was a Professor of International Political Economy at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), one of Mexico’s leading research and policy analysis institutions. He re-joined CIDE as an adjunct professor in 2016 and also serves as an adjunct professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Dr. Ortiz-Mena began his career in the Mexican government, where he held multiple senior advisory roles in the NAFTA Negotiation Office of the Ministry of Trade and Industrial Development, the Ministry of Fisheries and the Budget and Programming Ministry.
Dr. Ortiz-Mena is a frequent guest on Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN and Univision to discuss U.S.-Mexico economic relations and global trade issues, and he often speaks on these topics at conferences and other forums. He has also been interviewed by The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, with a focus on International Political Economy, from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar and a M.A. from the University of London.
Dr. Ortiz-Mena is fluent in Spanish and English and is conversant in French and Portuguese. He is based in Washington, D.C.