On instructions from President Enrique Peña Nieto, Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruíz Massieu Salinas, announces the following changes in the ministry:

José Paulo Carreño King has been nominated as Under Secretary for North America and Carlos Manuel Sada Solana has been nominated as Ambassador of Mexico to the United States of America.

Paulo Carreño King has broad experience in promoting Mexico throughout the world, in international media relations, academia, business, and possesses a solid educational background.

Paulo Carreño has been the coordinator of Marca País (which promotes Mexico’s image abroad) and International Media for the Office of the President. In that role, he was responsible for developing and implementing an integral strategy to promote our country in strategic economic sectors.

In January 2015, he concluded a distinguished chapter in his career in the financial sector in Mexico, where he worked for more than ten years. He served as Executive Director of Communications and Institutional Relations of the Banamex Financial Group, and as spokesman for Citigroup in Mexico, the international bank with the largest presence in the world.

From 2013 to 2015, he was President of the Commission of Communication, Marketing, and Social Responsibility of the Association of Mexican Banks.

From 2001 to 2007, he was a founding partner of one of the most important strategic communications and lobbying firms in our country. Prior to that, from 1998 to 2001, he was Associate and Director of Media and Crisis Management in BursonMarsteller Mexico.

Carreño King was a professor in the Universidad Iberoamericana’s Institute for Public Administration. He has a master’s degree in international law from Leiden University in the Netherlands where he specialized in human rights. He has a bachelor’s degree in law from the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Carlos Manuel Sada Solana has broad experience with consular work and protecting the rights of Mexicans in North America, as well as defending the interests of Mexico abroad.

Since April 2013 to the present day, Carlos Sada has served as Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles; from April 2011 until July 2013, he was Consul General in New York; between 2000 and 2007, he headed the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago; from 1995 to 2000, he was Consul General in San Antonio; and between 1989 and 1992, he served as Consul General of Mexico in Toronto, Canada.

Throughout his career, Sada has distinguished himself through his professionalism, his closeness with Mexican communities abroad, his promotion of Mexico’s interests, and his work to strengthen relations between our country and other nations.

Between 2007 and 2011, he had a successful turn as Minister for Congressional Affairs in the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC, something which allowed him to develop close relations with, and gain an understanding of, the legislative bodies of the United States.

In his career of public service, he was also Mayor of the City of Oaxaca and Secretary of Social and Economic Development in the State of Oaxaca.

Carlos Sada obtained a degree in industrial engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He completed his post-graduate studies in the University of Newcastle, in Great Britain, and the University of Delft as well as the Institute of Public Administration of The Hague, both of which are in Holland.

Carlos Sada’s nomination will be sent to the government of the United States to request agrément and, in accordance with the Constitution, the nomination will then be submitted to the Senate for ratification.

The designations of Paulo Carreño King and Carlos Sada Solana are part of an integral strategy that the Government of Mexico will employ to strengthen relations, the promotion of Mexican interests, and the image of our country in Canada and the United States.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recognizes the work of Dr. Carlos Pérez Verdía Canales, as well as that of Dr. Miguel Basañez Ebergeny during their tenures, and wishes them much success in their future endeavors.