Vanessa Rubio-Márquez is a former senator and three-time deputy minister (finance, foreign affairs, and social development) in Mexico. She has vast experience in domestic and international policy making and implementation, including in the financial sector, public finances, international trade, poverty reduction, and migration. During her public sector career, Rubio-Marquez oversaw Mexico’s foreign policy with Latin America and the Caribbean for three years and was a key actor and representative of Mexico’s economic and financial relations with the world for almost fifteen years. She was involved in the negotiation of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the finalization of the Pacific Alliance treaty, and the implementation of the Mexico-Central America Single Treaty.

Rubio-Marquez is the associate dean and a professor of practice at the School of Public Policy of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and senior advisor at McLarty Associates. She is also an associate fellow for the US and Americas program at Chatham House, and a member of organizations such as the Mexican Council of International Affairs, the International Women’s Forum, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, and LSE’s Latin America and the Caribbean Center.