Wilson Center Experts
Raul Rodriguez-Barocio is the Chairman of the Board of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation. Business consultant and partner in medical and energy firms. He serves as Benson Chair in Banking and Finance and Distinguished Professor at UIW in San Antonio, the largest Catholic university in Texas. Co-Chair of the International Committee of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University and Founding Chairman of the Center for Medical Tourism Research.
He served as CEO of the North American Development Bank; as Executive Director at the Mexican Foreign Trade Bank; Trade Commissioner of Mexico in Canada; Secretary for Economic Development of the border state of Tamaulipas in Mexico; partner and chairman of two marketing and business consulting firms in Mexico; and Engineering Professor at Monterrey Tech. Past Founding Chairman of the North American Center at Arizona State University and chairman of the boards of the two main international organizations in San Antonio: the World Affairs Council and the Free Trade Alliance. Current Treasurer of the Board of the Cisneros Center for New Americans. Honorary Consul of Spain in San Antonio. Member of advisory boards and councils at the University of Texas and Monterrey Tech, among others. Host of a weekly business interview segment at Univision TV in San Antonio, Austin and South Texas. He has published business essays in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, the U.K. and the Netherlands and has participated as a lecturer in over 30 countries. A graduate of Monterrey Tech and Harvard University, where he was recognized with the Littauer Fellow award for his “commitment to excellence, academic achievement, and public service”.