Associate Professor, School of Government and Public Transformation, Monterrey Institute of Technology

Roberto is an economist with a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a doctorate from Oxford University. He is currently an associate professor at the School of Government and Public Transformation at the Monterrey Institute of Technology.

His primary research interest lies in the nexus between public policy and economic development. Roberto has consulted for numerous national and sub-national governments in the global south, helping them to effectively utilise resources for inclusive and equitable development initiatives. Recently, he has turned his focus towards forging an economic system with enhanced resilience in the post-Covid era. This involves placing emphasis on the relocalisation of global supply chains and formulating strategies for emergency response financing. He actively collaborates with prominent financial institutions such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and CAF Latin American Development Bank. Additionally, Roberto has been part of the research team at the secretariat of the WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All.

Previously, Roberto was managing director at Evercore, a global independent investment bank, and an associate partner at McKinsey & Company. In the public sector, he offered his expertise as the Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Finance in Mexico, as Deputy Director of Fiscal Policy in the Veracruz State Government, and as an economist at the Central Bank of Mexico.

Currently, he is a Counsellor at the Nuevo Leon Council and a Global Ambassador for the G20 & G7 Health and Development Partnership. His collaborations include the McKinsey Global Institute, the Infrastructure Initiative at CAF Latin American Development Bank, EGADE Business School, and the Baker Institute at Rice University. Roberto has also spent time as a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford’s School of Geography. His contributions span specialist academic journals, mainstream media, and an array of public policy reports for both public and private institutions.