Secretary of Finance of Mexico
Cities: Mexico City
Agustín Carstens assumed office as Secretary of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico on December 1st, 2006 with the new government of President Felipe Calderón.
Prior to taking up his current position he was Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from August of 2003 to October of 2006.
Born in 1958, Mr. Carstens has a Ph.D. (1985) and M.A. (1983) in Economics from the University of Chicago. He has a B.A. in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)(1982).Previously, he was Mexico's Deputy Secretary of Finance. From 1999-2000, Mr. Carstens served as an Executive Director at the IMF (representing Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and Venezuela), after a career at the Banco de México central bank), where his positions included those of Director General for Economic Research, Treasurer and Chief of Staff in the Governor's office. In addition, he has served as Alternate Governor and Governor for Mexico at the InterAmerican Development Bank and the World Bank.