Eduardo Medina Mora

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 Eduardo Medina Mora was appointed Ambassador of Mexico in the United States of America in January 2013. He previously served as Ambassador of Mexico to the Court of Saint James (United Kingdom. 2009-2012). He has a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors. He is the only official in history who has held the three top civilian security positions in the Mexican cabinet: Attorney General; Secretary of Public Security; and Director General of the Center for Investigation and National Security CISEN (Mexico’s intelligence agency). He has also been a Member of the National Security Council, and from 2005 to 2006, president of the National Public Security Council. In the private sector, he was Corporate Director of Strategic Planning and Deputy Director General of DESC Group from 1991 to 2000. He also coordinated the legal advisory group to the Mexican Government during the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations.   He is a member of Chatham House and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) among several other associations. He received his degree in law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).