Mr. Raúl Urteaga Trani possesses vast international experience, and has held several important positions representing the Government of Mexico overseas:
Trade Representative of the Secretary of Economics in Japan, from 2005 to 2013, where he was Director of the Office of the Agreement for Economic Association between Mexico and Japan. During this period, bilateral trade increased from 14 billion to 23 billion US dollars; and where investments from Japanese companies to Mexico, particularly those in the automotive sector, reached more than 9 billion US Dollars, accumulated from 2005 to date.
Trade Counselor at the North American Free Trade Agreement Office (NAFTA) in Washington, DC, for 13 years, where he worked in the implementation of the Agreement and was the main promoted of the process that led to the signature between Mexico and Washington of the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) which certifies Mexican production of manufactures and spare parts for the aerospace sector, and allows exporting them to the North American market.
Trade Counselor at the Mexican Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, from 1991 to 1993.
Specialist for Regional Development Projects at the American States Organization, in Washington, DC from 1988 to 1991.
Mr. Urteaga has a B. A in Business Administration from the University of Coahuila at Torreón and a postgrade as M. S. in Planning and Urban – Regional Development from the University of Akron, Ohio, U. S. A, and attended diverse diploma courses at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.