Luis Videgaray is Director of MIT’s new Artificial Intelligence Policy for the World Project, a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Distinguished Fellow at the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative.
Videgaray is a former Foreign Minister and Finance Minister of Mexico. As Foreign Minister (2017-18) he led the successful renegotiation of the NAFTA (USMCA), was a founder of the Lima Group (created to promote restoring democracy in Venezuela), led the UN General Assembly towards an inclusive debate on artificial intelligence, and oversaw Mexico’s key participation towards the Nuclear Ban Treaty. As Finance Minister (2012-16) he led Mexico’s ambitious economic structural reforms and was named Finance Minister of the Year by both The Banker Magazine and Euromoney Magazine, and a Leading Global Thinker by Foreign Policy Magazine. In 2012 he was campaign manager for President Peña Nieto, and later head of the presidential transition team. Previously, he was a member of Mexico’s Federal Congress, and Secretary of Finance of the State of Mexico. Before government, Mr. Videgaray had a career in investment banking. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and a BA in Economics from Mexico’s ITAM. In 2019 he was a Pacific Leadership Fellow at UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy.