José Antonio González Anaya

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José Antonio González Anaya
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Secretary of Finance and Public Credit
In office
27 November 2017 – 30 November 2018
PresidentEnrique Peña Nieto
Preceded byJosé Antonio Meade Kuribreña
Succeeded byCarlos Manuel Urzúa Macías
Personal details
José Antonio González Anaya

(1967-06-07) 7 June 1967 (age 55)
Political partyNo party affiliation
EducationMassachusetts Institute of
(BA, BS)
Harvard University (MA, PhD)

José Antonio González Anaya (born 7 June 1967) is a Mexican economist who served as the minister of finance and public credit of Mexico until November 30, 2018. Previously he served as CEO of PEMEX (Petroleos Mexicanos, Mexico's National Oil Company)[1] and general director at the Mexican Social Security Institute (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, IMSS). Also at the Ministry of Finance in Mexico he was: Undersecretary of Revenue; Chief of Staff of the Minister and head of the Unit of Coordination with States; head of the Unit of Pensions, Insurance and Securities; and chief of staff of the undersecretary. He was a lecturer and senior researcher at Stanford University; senior economist for Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru at the World Bank.

He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard and a B.A. degree in economics as well as a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from MIT.

Family and education[edit]

Native of the city of Coatzacoalcos (state of Veracruz, Mexico), Gonzalez Anaya was born on 7 June 1967.

He attended MIT, where he graduated with a B.S. in economics (1989) and a B.S. in mechanical engineering (1990).[2] He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University (1996).


Ministry of Finance and Public Credit[edit]

On November 27, 2017, he was appointed by President Peña Nieto as Minister of Finance and Public Credit for the last year of his administration.[3] He was in charge of the economic transition. Ratings agencies stabilized Mexico's outlook.[4] He served in this position until November 30, 2018.

PEMEX (Petroleos Mexicanos)[edit]

Gonzalez Anaya was appointed CEO of PEMEX in 2016 when the eighth largest oil producer in the world was in financial crisis.[5] Designed and implemented the first business plan based on profitability. Reached the company's financial and oil production targets. Reduced the company's credit spread from around 290 to 100 basis points. The first deep-water farm-out contract in Mexico's history (Trion field),[6] first two on-shore farm-outs,[7] and the first oil hedging program for the company.[8]

Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS)[edit]

In 2012 President Enrique Peña Nieto appointed him general director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). In the three years he served as general director, he returned the institute to profitability.[9] His initiatives included: drug distribution optimization, consolidated drug purchases for entire public sector,[10] the greatest formal job creation in Mexican history,[11] the first public-private partnerships in hospitals. During his tenure high impact processes were digitalized: online payroll tax collection,[12] digital prescription, prescription vouchers, in total 25 million face-to-face processes avoided a year. Healthcare quality initiatives included: Renewable Prescription,[13] Heart Attack Code,[14] Walk-In Patients,[15] and Bed Management.

Ministry of Finance and Public Credit[edit]

Undersecretary of Revenue[edit]

Budget negotiations with Congress. Tax simplification program (elimination of over 250 rights fees). Deduction for hiring first-time workers. Tax-deductible tuition.[16] Elimination of paper invoice when using a bank card.

Chief of Staff of the Minister and Head of the Unit of Coordination with States[edit]

Pensions reform of ISSSTE and IMSS (savings of 28% GDP).[17] Liquidation of the state-owned electricity company Luz y Fuerza del Centro (savings of 5% GDP).[18] Federalist Pilar of the Fiscal Reform.[19]

Head of the Unit of Pensions, Insurance and Securities[edit]

Regulation of non-bank financial intermediation: insurance, pension funds, non-bank-banks, and stock and bond markets. New stock market law,[20] the international stock listings system. Deregulation, modernization, and proposal of new instruments for non-banking financial intermediaries.[21] Creation of mortgage and financial insurance.

Stanford University[edit]

Head of the Latin America program at the Center for Development Research (directed by Anne Krueger).

World Bank[edit]

Macroeconomic monitoring, insuring fiscal sustainability, and a consistent overall strategy. Highly Indebted Poor Countries Initiative (HIPC), debt relief recommendations and public expenditure review for Bolivia.

Mexican President’s Staff[edit]

Gonzalez Anaya started his career in public service in 1991 when he was appointed director of economic analysis for the Economic Cabinet in the Mexican President's Staff. Writing the minutes of the Economic Cabinet Meetings. Deregulation of auto transport, Daylight savings.

Other activities[edit]


  1. ^ José Antonio González Anaya took office as Pemex’s Director General
  2. ^ José Antonio González Anaya took office as Pemex’s Director General
  3. ^ "José Antonio González Anaya, nuevo secretario de Hacienda". Noticieros Televisa (in Mexican Spanish). 2017-11-27. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  4. ^ "Moody's changes outlook on Mexico's ratings to stable from negative; A3 ratings affirmed". 2018-04-11. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  5. ^ "José Antonio González Anaya toma posesión como director general de Pemex". Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  6. ^ "Campo Trión en aguas profundas será primer farm out de mexicana Pemex | Reuters". Archived from the original on 2019-01-24. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  7. ^ "Pemex, Cheiron y Deutsche firman contrato por 25 años". Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  8. ^ "Analiza Pemex compra de cobertura petrolera". Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  9. ^ "Tiene IMSS viabialidad financiera: González Anaya". El Universal (in Spanish). 2015-10-21. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  10. ^ "IMSS reporta más 10 mil MDP de ahorro por compra de medicamentos". MVS Noticias (in Mexican Spanish). Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  11. ^ "EPN e IMSS destacan cifra histórica de creación empleos en el sexenio". El Heraldo de México (in Mexican Spanish). 2018-08-12. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  12. ^ "A dos semanas, 100 mil empresas en SIPARE: IMSS. Con Oscar M Beteta". Radio Fórmula (in Mexican Spanish). 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  13. ^ "Se ahorrarán con receta resurtible 7 millones de consultas al año: IMSS". Radio Fórmula (in Mexican Spanish). 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  14. ^ C.V, DEMOS, Desarrollo de Medios, S. A. de (2015-09-29). "La Jornada: Repetirá IMSS su programa Código Infarto en todo el país". (in Mexican Spanish). Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  15. ^ "IMSS tendrá servicio de unifila para reducir tiempos en consultas". Hora Cero Web (in Mexican Spanish). 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  16. ^ "Tutores también podrán deducir colegiaturas: Hacienda". Vanguardia (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  17. ^ "Chapter 7". SHCP Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, Memoria 2006-2012 (PDF). Taller de Alejandro Magallanes. 2012.
  18. ^ "Chapter 15". SHCP Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, Memoria 2006-2012 (PDF). Taller de Alejandro Magallanes. 2012.
  19. ^ "Chapter 12". SHCP Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, Memoria 2006-2012 (PDF). Taller de Alejandro Magallanes. 2012.
  20. ^ "Retrato hablado: José Antonio González Anaya, hombre que gana retos". Excélsior (in Spanish). 2016-02-14. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  21. ^ "¿Qué son las Sofom y por qué quieren regularse?". Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  22. ^ Board of Governors Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).
  23. ^ Board of Governors Archived 2018-11-04 at the Wayback Machine Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC).
  24. ^ Members International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  25. ^ Board of Governors Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group.
  26. ^ Board of Governors World Bank.
Political offices
Preceded by Secretary of Finance and Public Credit
Succeeded by