Mario Cantu

Under Secretary of Mining, Ministry of Economy
Speaking at: Latin America Cordillera Talks

Mario Alfonso Cantú Suárez is the Under Secretary of Mining within the Secretariat of Economy, heads the national mining sector. He is responsible for the national mining policy and coordinates the Mining Development Bank, the Mexican Geological Survey and the State-owned company: Exportadora de Sal.

He has extensive experience in the public and private sector, especially in fiscal, economics and finance. In the Federal Government, he has held different positions for more than 25 years in the Treasury Secretariat, Secretariat of Labor, Secretariat of Social Development; he has also worked in institutions like Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates and PEMEX International, State-owned Company.

He has a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Universidad de Nuevo León in México, a Master Degree and Doctoral studies in Economics from the UPenn.