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Victoria Rodríguez: The era of the first governor of Banxico begins

As of January 1, 2022, the Bank of Mexico will receive the new owner who will head the institution until December 31, 2027.

The appointment of Victoria Rodríguez Ceja as head of the central bank has elicited ambivalent reactions from the country’s political and economic groups.

On the one hand, it is feared that its performance will not be adequate because it does not have sufficient experience in monetary policy and, on the other, there is hope that it will be able to achieve a balance in the nation’s economic situation.

The comments that emerged from the specialized community and the private sector have raised doubts about the appointment of the economist, so it is convenient to know her career and the reasons that led her to occupy such a relevant position. Here we tell you.

Who will be the new governor of Banxico?

Victoria Rodriguez Ceja She has a degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and a master’s degree in the same area from El Colegio de México (Colmex).

Rodríguez has extensive experience as a public servant; She has held public positions as advisor to the secretary, general director of Budgetary Policy, general director of Expenditures ‘A’ and director of Debt in the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Mexico City.

She was also Director of Finance in the CDMX Collective Transportation System (Metro).

She is currently Undersecretary of Expenditures of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHyCP), a position for which she was appointed after Gerardo Esquivel was proposed to be part of the Central Bank’s Governing Board.

Before Carlos Urzúa made the announcement, Rodríguez was emerging as head of the Budget Policy and Control Unit.

The economist has maintained a long relationship with the López Obrador government, since from 2004 to 2009 she worked in the Ministry of Finance of the Federal District Government, when the current president was the capital’s Head of Government.

Rodríguez will relieve Alejandro Díaz de León, who will end his term on December 31 of this year after the president ruled out the appointment of Arturo Herrera at the end of November.


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