José Antonio Meade is a Mexican politician graduated in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and in Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.
His career in politics in public office – specifically at the head of a state secretariat – begins in the administration of Felipe Calderon, when he is appointed Secretary of Energy, position in which he was from January 7, 2011 to September 9, 2011. He was transferred to the position of Secretary of the Treasury and Public Credit on September 9, 2011 and vacated that position on November 30, 2012.
Later, in the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto he was Secretary of Foreign Affairs from December 1, 2012 to August 27, 2015, later he was appointed Secretary of Social Development, position in which he was from August 28, 2015 to September 6. of 2016. He returned to the position of Secretary of the Treasury (as in the administration of Felipe Calderón, at the end of the term) on September 7, 2016 and this Monday, November 27, 2017 resigns from office, but to announce his aspirations to be candidate of the PRI to the Presidency.
It should be noted that José Antonio Meade does not have a partisan affiliation per se, he is an independent politician who has served the same for PAN administrations as for the PRI.
He has been in the public sector in the financial area, since 1991 in the National Commission of Insurances and Finances (CNSF); in 1997 and 1999 in the National Commission of the Savings System for Retirement (CONSAR); from 2000 to 2002 at the Institute for the Protection of Bank Savings (IPAB) and the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit as director of Banking and Savings; in 2002 he was General Director of Banrural, which under his direction would disappear to give way to Rural Finance of which Meade would be the General Director; In 2006, he was appointed Coordinator of Advisors to Agustín Carstens, who at that time was Secretary of Finance and Public Credit and was among those who developed the Tax Reform, being he, the main negotiator of the SHCP in the Congress.