Ahlers Center for International Business Virtual Speaker Series: Javier Treviño

Ahlers Center for International Business Virtual Speaker Series: Javier Treviño

Date and Time

  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.



5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaces the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the goal of enhancing economic growth in North America while addressing emerging matters related to intellectual property, digital trade, De minimis, financial services and the environment. The USMCA implementation, coinciding with the COVID-19 economic recovery, presents challenges for the Mexican private sector and will require new thinking for a North America region.

Javier Treviño is the director general for public policy at the Mexican Business Council (CCE) and the founder and president of Javier Treviño Associates, a corporate strategy consulting firm. He has deep expertise in government and the private sector.

Mr. Treviño served as the deputy minister of education of Mexico from 2014 - 2018 and was one of the architects of Mexico’s ambitious educational reform. Before being appointed to this position, Mr. Treviño was a member of congress in Mexico’s House of Representatives from 2012 - 2014. Prior to that, he served as lieutenant governor in the state of Nuevo Leon from 2009 - 2012.

He has served in numerous senior positions in the Mexican Federal Government, including deputy finance minister for administration (1998 - 2000), deputy foreign minister (1994 - 1998), senior advisor to the minister of social development (1993 - 1994), and minister for public affairs and spokesman at the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C. (1989 - 1993) during the original negotiations of NAFTA.

In the private sector, Mr. Treviño served from 2001 - 2009 as senior vice president for corporate communications and public affairs at CEMEX, a global building materials company with operations in over 50 countries. In addition, he has served as vice president of the Mexican Council on International Affairs (Comexi) and has served on various boards including the Institute of Americas, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, the OAS’ Trust for the Americas, the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UCSD, the North American Center at Arizona State University and El Colegio de Mexico Foundation, a leading Mexican university think tank.

Mr. Treviño holds a BA in international relations from El Colegio de Mexico and a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Javier Treviño Headshot

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