Francisco Gil Díaz

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Francisco Gil Díaz
Franscisco Gil Diaz IMF.jpg
Secretary of Finance and Public Credit
In office
1 December 2000 – 30 November 2006
PresidentVicente Fox
Preceded byJosé Ángel Gurría
Succeeded byAgustín Carstens
Personal details
Born (1943-09-02) 2 September 1943 (age 75)
Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)[1]
Alma materAutonomous Technology Institute of Mexico, University of Chicago[2]

Francisco Gil Díaz (born 2 September 1943 in Mexico City) is a Mexican economist who served as Secretary of Finance in the cabinet of President Vicente Fox and currently serves as regional chairman of Telefónica for Mexico and Central America.[3]

Gil Díaz is the son of Francisco Gil Arias, a fisherman, and Ana María Díaz Perches. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Autonomous Technology Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, in the United States.[1] He sits on the board of the Ibero-American University and the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.[2]

In the public sector he has served as Undersecretary of Finance (1988–1994) and Vice-Governor of the Mexican central bank (1994–1997). In the private sector he worked as CEO of Avantel, a Mexican telephone and internet service provider (1997 - November 2000).[4]

Gil Díaz is married to Margarita White de la Peña[1] and has four children, including Francisco and Cristina Gil-White. He joined the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in 1979 and taught economics at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, where he is also an emeritus professor[2] and where he also received an honorary degree in May 2009.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Camp, Roderic Ai (1995). Mexican Political Biographies, 1935-1993 (3rd ed.). University of Texas Press. p. 281. ISBN 9780292711815. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
  2. ^ a b c "Francisco Gil Díaz". Harvard University, Center for International Development. 2005. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
  3. ^ "Francisco Gil Díaz". University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
  4. ^ "Francisco Gil Díaz". Presidencia de la República (Mexico). 2006. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
  5. ^ Barranco, Alberto (2009-05-25). "Doble jaque a cementeras". Empresa. El Universal. Retrieved 2009-09-23.

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