Claremont McKenna College


April 9, 2012

Vol. 27 , No. 12   


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Lunch with a Leader: International Finance
JAIME SERRA P'14
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 p.m.

Jaime Serra Pí14 is chairman of SAI Law and Economics and founder of Aklara, CAM (Arbitration Center of Mexico), and the NAFTA Fund of Mexico, a private equity fund. He worked in the Mexican government from 1986 to 1994, where he served as Undersecretary of Finance, Secretary of Trade and Industry and Secretary of Finance. As Secretary of Trade and Industry Serra led the negotiation and implementation of NAFTA; headed the negotiations of free trade agreements with Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia and Costa Rica; and promoted the creation of the Federal Competition Commission in Mexico. His not-for profit boards include the Corporation of Yale University (1994-2001), where he currently co-chairs The President's Council on International Activities, and the National Institute for Genomic Medicine in Mexico. Serra is a member of The Trilateral Commission, and Director of the Board of the following publicly-listed companies in the NYSE: Chiquita Brands International, The Mexico Fund, Tenaris, Vitro, and Grupo Modelo and Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer.

Serra is a graduate of UNAM. He earned his masterís degree in economics at El Colegio de Mexico and his Ph.D. in economics at Yale University. He has been professor of economics at El Colegio de Mexico, Stanford, Princeton and NYU. Serra received the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal, Yale University (1993); National Prize for Social Sciences, Mexico (1986); and National Prize for Economics (Banamex,1979).

This luncheon presentation is sponsored by the Presidentís Leaders Forum and the Robert Day School Distinguished Speaker Series.



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