Born in Mexico City, Campa studied Law at Anahuac University, later taking up a post as lecturer in Macroeconomic Theory at the same university. He also briefly worked as a columnist for the newspaper La Jornada. He was elected to office in the Federal District government several times from the 1980s in various roles. In the 2006 presidential elections, he ran as the leader of the New Alliance party. He was sworn in as Secretary of Labour by President Peña Nieto on the 10th of January 2018 – it is his first cabinet position in Mexico’s federal government.
José Antonio González Anaya, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit
Born in Coatzacoalcos in Veracruz, the secretary had an illustrious academic career before entering Mexican politics. Educated in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, from which he earned a doctorate in Economics, he was later a lecturer and senior researcher at Stanford University. He was a Senior Economist at the World Bank for Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru, and served in various roles within Ministry of Finance before eventually becoming the Secretary – including Head of the Unit of Pensions, Insurance and Securities and Chief of Staff to the Secretary. Before being named Secretary of Finance he served for almost two years as CEO of the state-owned petroleum company Pemex.
Born in Atlacomulco in the State of Mexico, EPN (as he is sometimes known) is the nephew of two former governors of the state – on his mother’s side, Arturo Montiel; and on his father’s, Alfredo del Mazo González –, a post he would later hold himself. He became interested in politics at a young age, attended his paternal uncle’s campaign rallies and handing out campaign literature as early as 1981. In 1984 he enrolled at the Panamerican University in Mexico City, where he went on to receive his BA degree in Law. During the 90s he held several state government positions in the State of Mexico before eventually becoming the governor in 2005. He ran for president in 2012, winning in an election that restored the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to power for the first time in 12 years.
António Moreira, CEO of Caixa Económica de Cabo Verde
Born in 1964 in Santa Catarina on the island of Santiago, Moreira studied Business Administration and Management at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium before beginning a career in banking. He has 23 years of experience in banking, having been involved in credit, project finance, international operations, credit line management, means of payment, Western Union operations, microfinance, and so on. He is familiar with banking practices across Europe, from Portugal to Sweden, Germany, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom. He has been an Executive Director of Caixa Económica de Cabo Verde for 14 years and of Banco Interatlântico for 8, and currently serves as Chairman of Caixa’s Executive Committee.
A graduate in Management of the Technical University of Lisbon, Maurício has garnered almost 20 years’ experience in port management in Cape Verde. He first joined ENAPOR in 1999 as an Advisor to the President, and went on to become CEO of the Port of Mindelo and of SILMAC. His work heading the Port of Mindelo is, in fact, credited with aiding the rapid growth in cruise tourism that the islands experienced in recent years. He assumed his current role as CEO of ENAPOR in November 2016.
Ulises Correia e Silva, Prime Minister of Cape Verde
A native of Praia, Silva also left Cape Verde for Portugal to attend university, graduating from the Technical University of Lisbon’s School of Economics and Business Management in 1988. Silva began his career in the banking sector, acting as the Director of Administration at the Bank of Cape Verde from 1989 to 1994, and also lectured for a time at the Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde.
His political career began in 1995, when he served first as Secretary of State for Finance and later as Minister of Finance until 2000. He acted as Vice President of the Movement for Democracy between 2006 and 2008, and became President of the party in 2013. He served as Mayor of Praia until taking the office of Prime Minister when his party won the parliamentary elections of 2016.