Javier Treviño Cantu was born on December 11, 1960 in Monterrey, Mexico. He was elected Member of Mexican Federal Congress (Diputado Federal) for the 2012-2015 period.
Javier Treviño combines a solid and successful business-government experience along his nine-year career of high-level corporate experience and 16 years of high-level government, political, communication and international experience.
Treviño served as the Secretario General de Gobierno of the Mexican State of Nuevo León (Lieutenant Governor) from October 2009 to February 2012. As cabinet chief, he coordinated all government efforts in one of the most important States of Mexico. He previously was the General Coordinator for the Transition Team of Nuevo León's Governor Elect in 2009. And most recently he was the Presidential Campaign Manager for Enrique Peña Nieto in the State of Nuevo León.
Treviño was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at CEMEX, the global building materials company, from March 2001 to September 2009. He took responsibility for coordinating CEMEX external and internal global communication and external relations. He was responsible for corporate media relations, strategic issue and coverage monitoring, corporate identity, brand communication strategy, public affairs and corporate social responsibility strategies. With a staff of well-trained professionals, Mr. Trevino coordinated company communication offices worldwide to develop and implement message initiatives and comprehensive communication and public affairs strategies.
Treviño began his public service career in 1987 as director of planning in Mexico's Education Department and later worked as a special adviser to the Press Secretary for the President of Mexico.
From 1989 to 1993, Treviño was posted to the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he served as Spokesman and Minister for Press and Public Affairs during the period of negotiations that led to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
In early 1993, Treviño became a close adviser to then-Secretary of Social Development Luis Donaldo Colosio and joined Colosio's presidential campaign team later that year as strategy adviser and speechwriter. In April 1994, Treviño was appointed senior adviser on international relations in Ernesto Zedillo's successful presidential campaign.
Treviño served in top posts in the Zedillo administration, including three years as Deputy Foreign Minister and two years as Deputy Finance Minister for Administration.
Treviño has been member of the following organizations:
Board Member of Mexico's Council on Foreign Relations, Mexico City.
Board Member of Institute of the Americas, UCSD, La Jolla, California.
Board Member of the Trust for the Americas, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
Board Member, Universidad Regiomontana, Monterrey, Mexico.
Board Member, Patronato de El Colegio de México.
Board Member of the Instituto de Fomento e Investigacion Educativa, Mexico City.
Board Member of the North American Center for Transborder Studies, ASU.
Advisory Board Member, Center for Transformation and Strategic Initiatives, Washington, D.C.
Member of the National Academy of International Law, Mexico City.
Professor of Public Policy Analysis at Graduate School of Public Administration, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.
Analyst and Commentator, Televisa Monterrey television network, Monterrey, Mexico.
Analyst and Commentator, W Radio, Mexico.
Member of the Mexico-South Korea XXI Century Commission.
Former Board Member of the National Institute on Public Administration, Mexico City.
Former Chairman of Mexico's Fulbright Alumni Association, Mexico City.
Honorary Consul of South Korea in Monterrey, Mexico.
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