Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal was a member of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council and is a Mexican economist and politician who, most notably, served in the administration of former Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto as Secretary of Economy. Prior to this role, Mr. Guajardo worked with the International Monetary Fund as an Associate Economist, served as Director of the North America Free Trade Agreement Affairs Office at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, as well as several other positions in various levels in the Mexican federal government.