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Analysis

PEMEX CEO's Track Race

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 14:22

Emilio Lozoya Austin was born on December 9th, 1974 in Mexico City. He is the son of Emilio Lozoya Thalmann, Energy Minister under President Carlos Salinas de Gortari and former Director of ISSSTE. Lozoya Austin comes from an extensive political lineage, which started with his grandfather, Jesús Lozoya Solís, a military doctor who served as Senator and Governor for Chihuahua from 1952- 1955 and 1955-56, respectively.

Lozoya Austin started his career as Analyst of International Reserves and Currency at Banco de México, and subsequently served as Founder and Director of social interest housing company TerraDesign, and as member of the Board of Directors of the construction company OHL. In 2003, he started collaborating with the Inter-American Corporation of Investments, before becoming the Latin American Director for the World Economic Forum. He is the founder of the investment fund JF Holding, with headquarters in Luxemburg, which grew from €50 million to €1.2 billion euros in just 13 months.

During Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidential campaign, Lozoya Austin was the Coordinator of International Linkage, and he served as Vice-Coordinator of International A†airs in the transition team. The President appointed him as CEO of Pemex on November 30th, 2012.