Andrés Rozental has represented Mexico as ambassador to the United Kingdom (1995-1997), deputy foreign minister (1988-1994), ambassador to Sweden (1983-1988), and permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva (1982-1983). A career diplomat, Rozental has held the lifetime rank of eminent ambassador of Mexico since 1994 and has advised presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón on foreign policy issues. He became a member of the Inter-American Dialogue in 2002.
Rozental is president of Rozental & Asociados, a Mexico City consulting firm. He also holds non-executive board positions in several important multinational corporations, including ArcelorMittal, Ocean Wilson Holdings, and Wilson Sons Brazil, and serves on advisory boards for EADS Mexico, Toyota, and Kansas City Southern de México.
Rozental is active in a number of non-governmental organizations and projects relating to global governance, migration policy, climate change, Latin American politics, and democracy promotion. He has been a senior nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution, a senior adviser to Chatham House, a board member of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, and a trustee of the Migration Policy Institute. He is currently a governor of Canada’s International Research Development Centre (IDRC), a director of the Center for International Governance Innovation’s, and the founding president of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI).
Rozental obtained his professional degree in international relations from the Universidad de las Américas in Mexico, and his master’s in international economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of four books on Mexican foreign policy and of numerous articles on international affairs.