Herminio A. Blanco
is the founder and since 2002 has served as Chief Executive Officer of Soluciones EstratÃ©gicas ConsultorÃa
, Mexico City, and is a founding partner and since 2005 has served as Chairman of IQOM
He has been a member of the Advisory Board of SSA Mexico since 2008.
Mr. Blanco has served as a board member of Banco Mercantil del Norte-Banorte and CYDSA since 2006, the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation since 2005 and Arcelor Mittal Steel U.S. since 2004.
He has been a member of the International Advisory Committee of Mitsubishi Corporation and the Trilateral Commission since 2000.
was a senior member of the economic cabinet for President Ernesto Zedillo and the Secretary of Trade and Industry of Mexico from 1994 to 2000.
was Undersecretary for International Trade and Negotiations of the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Mexico
from 1993 to 1994 and from 1988 to 1990, and was Mexicoâ€™s Chief Negotiator of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) from 1990 to 1993.
was one of the three members of the Council of Economic Advisors
to the President of Mexico
from 1985 to 1988.
was responsible for the negotiation of the Mexico-European Union free trade agreement and various other free trade agreements with Latin American countries and with Israel.
also contributed to the launching of negotiations for a free trade agreement with Japan.
He was Assistant Professor of Economics at Rice University, Houston, Texas from 1980 to 1985.
Mr. Blanco was senior advisor to the Finance Minister of Mexico from 1978 to 1980.
Maria da GraÃ§a FranÃ§a has served as Director of Internal Control of Banco
from 2006 to 2007.
She also served in various other capacities during her tenure with Banco do Brasil, starting in 1971, including Head of North America and General Manager of Banco do Brasil, New York Branch from 2004 to 2005, Executive General Manager of the International Division in Brasilia, Brazil from 2002 to 2003, Regional Manager for the operations of the Bank in South America based in Argentina in 2002, General Manager of Banco do Brasil, Paris Branch from 1999 to 2002, Deputy General Manager of Banco do Brasil, Miami Branch from 1993 to 1999, General Manager of the department responsible for Banco do Brasilâ€™s foreign network from 1992 to 1993, Deputy General Manager for foreign exchange from 1989 to 1992, Assistant Manager within the Risk Management Area from 1988 to 1989, Assistant Manager for foreign exchange internal controls from 1984 to 1987 and employee in the Foreign Exchange Department from 1971 to 1984.