José Ángel Gurría
|José Ángel Gurría|
|Angel Gurria at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012|
|Secretary-General of the OECD|
1 June 2006
|Preceded by||Don Johnston|
|Secretary of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico|
1 January 1998 – 30 November 2000
|Preceded by||Guillermo Ortiz Martínez|
|Succeeded by||Francisco Gil Díaz|
|Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico|
1 December 1994 – 31 December 1997
|Preceded by||Manuel Tello Macías|
|Succeeded by||Rosario Green|
8 May 1950 |
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
|Political party||Revolutionary Institutional Party|
|Alma mater||National Autonomous University of Mexico|
José Ángel Gurría Treviño (born 8 May 1950), also known as Ángel Gurría, is a Mexican economist and diplomat. He is the current secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since June 1, 2006.
Gurría graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and undertook postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds, in the United Kingdom and at Harvard University, in the United States. He served as the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1994–1997) and as Secretary of Finance (1998–2000) in the Ernesto Zedillo administration. In Foreign Affairs he opposed the Helms-Burton Act and while serving in Treasury, he restructured the foreign debt. He also negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and requested financial aid during the 1994 crisis.
Gurría has also been President and CEO of the National Development Bank of Mexico (Nafin) and President and CEO of the Foreign Trade Bank (Bancomext). From 2003 to 2005 he was a chair member of the Inter-American Development Bank's External Advisory Group.
He was the architect of the Mexican economic stabilization, partially by cutting government spending six times during the Zedillo administration. The effect of his work has been felt during Vicente Fox's administration who nominated him to lead the OECD in July 2005.
On September 30, 2010, he was reappointed by the OECD to a second five-year mandate after his first term finished on June 1, 2011.
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Manuel Tello Macías
|Secretary of Foreign Affairs