Roberto Salinas-León

Director, Center for Latin America, Atlas Network

Roberto Salinas-León is President of the Mexico Business Forum, in Mexico City. He is also the Director of the Center for Latin America of Atlas Network.

He holds a B.A. in Political Economy, History and Philosophy from Hillsdale College, Michigan; and an M.A. and Ph. D. in Philosophy, Purdue University, Indiana.

He has been an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Political Economy at the Escuela Libre de Derecho, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, in Mexico City. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, in Guatemala.

He is Senior Debate Fellow and Debate Lecturer, Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, as well as an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute. He is also former President of APEE, the Association f Private Enterprise and Education.

He has published over 2,000 editorials (English and Spanish) on policy topics and has been an occasional columnist in The Wall Street Journal, The Journal of Commerce, Investor’s Business Daily, Barrons, among many others. He is also is occasional commentator for CNN, CNN Latinamerica, CNCB, Reuters, the BBC, as well as ADN40 in Mexico City.

He has delivered over 900 lectures in throughout Mexico, the U.S., Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on three occasions– on NAFTA and free trade, structural reform in Mexico, and monetary and exchange rate policy.

Roberto Salinas-León was Chair of the Organizing Committee of the only MPS meeting to be held in Mexico, in January 1996, in Cancún, Mexico.