Juan José Suárez Coppel

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Juan José Suárez Coppel
Residence Mexico City
Nationality Mexican
Alma mater ITAM, University of Chicago
Predecessor Jesús F. Reyes Heroles

Juan José Suárez Coppel is a Mexican economist. He was a director-general of Pemex, the state-owned government-granted monopoly in Mexico's petroleum industry.[1] He is of Spanish, German and Nahua ancestry.

Suárez Coppel served as the Chief Executive Officer and Director General of Petroleos Mexicanos since September 2009. Dr. Suárez Coppel served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration & Finance at Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V. until July 1, 2009. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Petroleos Mexicanos until October 2006 and its Corporate Director of Finance since 2001. Dr. Suárez Coppel served as Chief of Staff of the Secretary of Finance and Public Credit; Corporate Treasurer of Grupo Televisa and Director of Derivatives Trading Desk of Banco Nacional de Mexico S.A. Mr. Suárez served as the General Director of PEMEX, the national oil company of Mexico, from 2009 to 2012. Prior to his tenure as General Director, Mr. Suárez held other positions at PEMEX, including Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2006. He served as Chief of Staff of Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit in 2000 and 2001. In the private sector, Mr. Suárez was Co-Head of Equity Derivative Trading at Banamex from 1991 to 1995 and has held senior leadership positions at Grupo Televisa and Grupo Modelo; Mexico's largest media company and largest brewer, respectively. He has also taught economics at several leading universities in Mexico, Europe and the United States. He served as Chairman of Pemex-Exploration & Production and Pemex-Refining, subsidiaries of Petroleos Mexicanos since 2009. He has been a Director of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. since March 2013. He served as a Director of Petroleos Mexicanos since 2009. He served as a Director of Repsol, S.A, Pemex Exploration, Repsol YPF SA and Production, a subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos. He served as the Director of Deer Park Refining L.P.; I.I.I. Servicios, S.A. de C.V.; I.I.I., S.A. de C.V.; Mexicana de Lubricantes S.A. de C.V.; and Instituto Mexicano del Petrleo. He is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo in Mexico City, and earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.


  1. ^ Rodriguez, Carlos Manuel (2009-09-07). "Suarez Coppel to Succeed Reyes Heroles as Pemex Chief". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2009-09-07.