Eurasia Group GZERO SUMMIT LATIN AMERICA | Arturo Herrera Gutiérrez
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Arturo  Herrera Gutiérrez
Arturo Herrera Gutiérrez
Mexico Minister of Finance and Public Credit
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Arturo Herrera is the Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico. Prior to his present position, he served as Deputy Minister of Finance and Public Credit and also as acting Deputy Minister for Revenues. In his professional career, he has held positions at the World Bank, the private banking sector, the Government of Mexico City, and the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit in Mexico.

As Minister of Finance and Public Credit, he is committed to strengthening Mexico´s public finances and macroeconomic stability, while implementing structural reforms that boost the competitiveness of the Mexican economy and the well-being of the population, especially the poor.

In the international arena, Minister Herrera actively represents Mexico in various fora, including the G-20, and the board of governors of various international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Interamerican Development Bank, among others. He advocates for international trade and fosters regional cooperation of Mexico with North, Central and South America. Moreover, he has been a leading voice on promoting women´s labor force participation, climate change, taxation of the digital economy, and public sector transparency.

In his first year as Minister, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico won four of the prestigious Latin Finance Deal of the Year Awards on Quasi-Sovereign Bond, Syndicated Loan, Sovereign Liability Management, and Restructuring.

During his tenure at the World Bank (2010-2018) he led several initiatives to improve the performance of the public sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. He served as Manager of the Governance Unit for Latin American and Caribbean and subsequently, for the East Asian region.

He has worked in the private banking sector in Mexico and previously he served as Secretary of Finance for the Government of Mexico City (2004- 2006). Early in his career, he held positions in both the international affairs and the economic planning directorates of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit.

Minister Herrera has taught courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics at El Colegio de México, and monetary policy at the University of New York.

He has a degree in economics from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, a master's degree in the same field from the El Colegio de México, and currently is a doctoral candidate on economics from New York University.