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Javier Treviño

Mexico Institute Advisory Board Member
Mexico Institute

Expertise:
Mexico
Affiliation:
Secretary of Government, State of Nuevo León

As the Corporate Communications Vice President of CEMEX since March 2001, Javier Treviño brings more than a decade of high-level government, communication and international experience. CEMEX is a leading global producer and marketer of cement and ready-mix products, with operations concentrated in the world’s most dynamic cement markets across four continents. 

Mr. Treviño has also served in a number of top public posts in the Zedillo administration, including three years as Under-Secretary for International Cooperation in the Foreign Ministry and two years as Deputy Secretary for Administration at the Treasury Department. He also was appointed adviser on international relations in Ernesto Zedillo’s successful presidential campaign and also joined the 2000 presidential campaign as Senior Advisor to Francisco Labastida. Prior to these positions, in 1993, Treviño became a close adviser to then-Secretary of Social Development Luis Donaldo Colosio in 1993 and joined Colosio’s presidential campaign team later that year as strategy adviser and speechwriter. 

From 1989 to 1993, Treviño was posted to the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he served as Spokesman and Minister for Press and Public Affairs during the period of negotiations that led to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Treviño began his public service career in 1987 as director of planning in Mexico’s Education Department and later worked as a special adviser to the Press Secretary for the President of México. 

Javier Treviño holds a BA degree in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico and a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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