Herminio Blanco Mendoza

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Herminio Blanco Mendoza is the President of IQOM Inteligencia Comercial (2005) and IQOM Strategic Advisors (2015). IQOM Inteligencia Comercial offers business solutions on international trade, investment and regulatory affairs. Additionally, provides access to the most complete database of international trade flows and regulations. IQOM Strategic Advisors is a subsidiary that supports foreign corporations interested in operating in the Mexican energy market. He is the President of the Board of Arcelor-Mittal Mexico and member of the board of directors for BLADEX, CYDSA and Fibra Uno. He served as Secretary of Trade and Industry of Mexico, Undersecretary for International Trade and Negotiations and Chief Negotiator of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He was also responsible for the negotiation of the free trade agreement with the European Union, the European Free Trade Area, with various Latin American countries and with Israel. He launched the process that lead to the negotiation of the free trade agreement with Japan. He holds a B.A. in Economics from TEC Monterrey, a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Chicago, and a Doctor Honoris Causa from Rikkyo University in Japan.