Dr. Ernesto Zedillo

Former President of Mexico

Dr. Ernesto Zedillo is a Mexican economist and politician who served as President of Mexico from 1994 to 2000. He successfully faced one of the most acute financial crises in the modern history of Mexico, which favoured a political opening and competitive elections.

In 2005 he became a member of the influential Group of Thirty

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  • The Future of Globalization and what it will mean to Emerging Markets
  • "Globaliphobia"
  • The Economic Repercussions of Climate Change and Global Warming
  • The Importance of Strong Leadership in the Current Economic Climate
  • International Economics and Politics


He presents in English and Spanish.

How he presents

Having coined the term globaliphobic to refer to globalization detractors at the World Economic Forum his speeches are renowned for his ability to get across a strong message in a frank and clear style.

Books & Media

  • Trade in the 21st Century: Back to the Past?
  • Global Warming: Looking Beyond Kyoto
  • The Future of Globalization: Zedillo

In Detail

Ernesto Zedillo was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is also Director of the Center for Globalization Studies and Professor of International Economics and Politics at Yale University since 2002. Currently, Ernesto Zedillo is a member of the G30 and the Board of Directors of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is a Distinguished Practitioner of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford and in 2011 he was elected an international member of the American Philosophical Society. He holds honorary degrees from Yale and Harvard Universities; the University of Ghana; the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and the University of Miami.


Ernesto Zedillo is a global strategist and respected leader throughout the world, an expert in globalization and emerging markets in Central and South America. Since the ending of his term as president in 2000, Dr. Zedillo has advised numerous organisations and has been a leading voice on globalisation, especially its impact on relations between developed and developing nations.



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