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Arturo Sarukhan

Director

Arturo Sarukhan has served as President of Sarukhan & Associates LLC since April 2014. Mr. Sarukhan was the Chairman of Global Solutions, a strategy consulting firm, from 2013 to 2014, and prior to this he was a career Mexican diplomat, recently serving as Mexican Ambassador to the United States from 2007 to 2013. Mr. Sarukhan previously served as Mexico’s Consul General from 2003 to 2006, was the foreign policy coordinator of Felipe Calderon’s presidential campaign and transition team in 2006 and was designated chief of Policy Planning to Mexico’s secretary of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2003. Prior to this, Mr. Sarukhan served in the Embassy of Mexico to the United States, where he was in charge of the embassy’s Office of Antinarcotics from 1995 to 2000 and served as the Mexican ambassador’s chief of staff from 1993 to 1995, during the NAFTA negotiations. In 1991, he served as the deputy assistant secretary for Inter-American Affairs, representing Mexico at the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean and from 1988 to 1989, Mr. Sarukhan served as the executive secretary of the Commission for the Future of Mexico-U.S. Relations, a non-governmental initiative funded by the Ford Foundation created to recast the relationship between the two countries. Mr. Sarukhan is a director of the Inter-American Dialogue, the Americas Society, Aid for Aids International and The Washington Performing Arts Society. Mr. Sarukhan graduated from El Colegio de México with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in International Relations and received a Master’s degree in U.S. Foreign Policy at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, where he studied as a Fulbright scholar and Ford Foundation Fellow. Mr. Sarukhan has also taught several courses at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, the National Defense College, the Inter-American Defense College and the National Defense University of the United States.