Ernesto Zedillo is a Mexican economist and politician. He served as President of Mexico from December 1, 1994 to November 30, 2000. Since the ending of his term as president in 2000, Zedillo has been a leading voice on globalization, especially its impact on relations between developed and developing nations.
He is currently Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization at Yale University and is on the board of directors of Citigroup since 2010.
He is an advisory board member of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management. In 2005 he became a member of the influential Washington-based financial advisory body, the Group of Thirty. He serves on the board of advisors for Stonebridge International. In 2009 he headed an external review of the World Bank Group’s governance. He is also a member of the board of directors of Procter & Gamble, Alcoa, the Global Development Network and Electronic Data Systems. Dr. Zedillo is also a member of the Coca-Cola Company International Advisory Board. Union Pacific owns some of the railroads that Zedillo privatized during his presidency in Mexico. Dr. Zedillo now serves as a Director of Union Pacific Corporation.
Among his other post-presidency activities, Zedillo is a member of the editorial board of Americas Quarterly, a policy journal that explores relations and development in the Western Hemisphere. He is also a member of the Club of Madrid, as well as the current chair of the Natural Resource Charter’s Oversight Board.
In July 2013 Zedillo joined The Elders, a group of independent global leaders who work together on peace and human rights issues.
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