Antonio Ortiz-Mena is a Partner at Dentons Global Advisors and is based in the Washington, DC office. He specializes in advising and supporting corporates, sovereigns and foundations on economics and geopolitics, international trade, and foreign investment issues. For the past several years, Dr. Ortiz-Mena was a Senior Vice President at Albright Stonebridge Group, a foundational partner of Dentons Global Advisors, where he assisted clients across the Americas in his areas of expertise.
From 2007 to 2015, Dr. Ortiz-Mena served as the Head of Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States, advising U.S. companies with a presence in Mexico and Mexican companies with a presence in the U.S. on trade, investment, and regulatory issues. In this role, he served as the Embassy Liaison with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as the G20 and the Mexico-U.S. High-level Economic Dialogue. He was also responsible for U.S.-Mexico energy, telecommunications, and aviation issues, and oversaw trade and investment promotion.
From 1999 to 2007, Dr. Ortiz-Mena was a Professor of International Political Economy at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), one of Mexico’s leading research and policy analysis institutions. He has published widely on international economic relations.
Dr. Ortiz-Mena began his career in the Mexican government, where he held senior advisory roles in the NAFTA Negotiation Office of the Ministry of Trade and Industrial Development, the Ministry of Fisheries and the Budget and Programming Ministry.
He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, with a specialty in international political economy from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar.
He has published more than 30 articles on global trade and foreign investment, energy, and international relations for Cambridge University Press, Stanford University Press, Brookings Institution Press, and Peterson Institute for International Economics, among others.
Dr. Ortiz-Mena is a sought-after speaker and has participated in more than 300 interviews for multimedia publications, broadcasts, and radio segments as subject matter expert on international economic disputes and U.S.-Latin American relations for industry-leading organizations, including Financial Times, The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, and NPR.
He is a member of The Trilateral Commission (North American Group), and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the boards of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, the U.S.-Mexico Foundation, and the Mexico Business Summit.