Alejandro Werner Wainfeld holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), obtained a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994, and was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007.

He has had a distinguished career in the public and private sectors, including his public service as Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico between December 2006 and August 2010.

In 2011, he joined BBVA-Bancomer where he worked first as General Manager of Global Businesses and later as Head of Corporate and Investment Banking until 2012. He was Director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) between 2013 and 2021.

He has held various positions in the academic world, such as Director of Economic Studies at Banco de México, and has taught at ITAM, Yale University and Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.

Alejandro Werner Wainfeld has international experience in the United States through his role at the International Monetary Fund; and in Latin America, through the IMF, BBVA-Bancomer and Banco de México. He is also a member of the board of directors of BBVA México.