Luis Ernesto Derbez
Universidad de las Américas Puebla
Since April 1st. 2008, Dr. Derbez is President of Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP).
He was Secretary of Economy from 2000 to 2002 and Secretary of Foreign Relations from 2003 to 2006 for the Government of Mexico.
Mr. Derbez worked for the World Bank from 1983 to 1997 and between 1998 and 2000 he was an international consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), as well as for several international and national companies. Following end of his governmental experience, Mr. Derbez has been a consultant or Board Member in the following enterprises: Ford Motor Co., Bombardier, Banorte, INTERCAM, Bx+, Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA), State Council for Culture and Arts of Puebla, Citizen Security and Justice Council of Puebla, Mexican Academy of International Law and Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF). In May of 2007 he was admitted as a full member of the Pontificial Academy of Social Sciences of the Vatican.
Dr. Derbez is fluent in Spanish, French and English.