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Profile of Hon. Secretary of Agriculture

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Jose Eduardo Calzada Rovirosa (21 August 1964) is a Mexican politician and a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

He was elected Senator of the State of Queretaro from 2006 to 2009. Among the several initiatives he promoted, was the amendment to the Credit Institutions Act, to protect users of credit cards.

Mr. Calzada served as the Governor of Queretaro from 2009 to 2015. He was sworn as Governor of the State of Queretaro in October 1, 2009. On August 27, 2015 The Congress of the State of Queretaro granted him a definitive license to the position of Governor of Queretaro.

On the same date, President Enrique Peña Nieto appointed him as the new Minister of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA).

Jose Calzada holds a Bachelor's Degree in Administration from the New World University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico, United States.  He is a Ph. D candidate in Economic and Administrative Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro.

He has served as Counselor of Fisheries and Environmental Issues at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington D. C.; Customs Central Planning Administrator at the Ministry of Treasury and Finance; Federal Customs Collector at Tijuana, Baja California and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua; and Federal Delegate of the Secretariat of Labor and Social Security in the State of Queretaro.