Pedro Aspe

Pedro Aspe, born in Mexico City in 1950, obtained his B.A. in Economics from ITAM (1974) and his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT (1978) in the United States. Dr. Aspe developed his professional career during the last four decades in the academic, in the Federal Government and in the domestic and foreign private sectors.

In the Mexican academic sector, he was Dean of the Department of Economics (1978) and founder of the master’s program in Economics at ITAM (1980), where he has been a Professor in the decades that followed.

In the Mexican public sector, Pedro was founder of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI, 1983) then being appointed as Deputy-Secretary and then as Secretary of the Budget (1987), to finally be named Secretary of the Treasury of Mexico from 1988 to 1994. During those years he participated in the first structural reforms of modern Mexico: the budgetary equilibrium, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the independence of the Mexican Central Bank (1994).

In the private sector Dr. Aspe was founder of Protego, one of the first Mexican investment banks (1996), company that a decade later was combined with Evercore Partners by doing an IPO in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Dr. Aspe was named Co-Chairman of Evercore Partners, company with operations in New York, London and Mexico City (2006). In February, 2017 Dr. Aspe retired from Evercore Partners.

Dr. Aspe currently participates as Chairman of Insignia Capital. He is also a Founding Member of the North American Forum and is a member of the Board of the Carnegie Corporation New York and the Fundación Libertad of Mario Vargas Llosa.

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