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María Eugenia Casar Pérez is a Mexican administrator and accountant and currently Executive Director of the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID), a decentralized agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
She previously held the position of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She has carried out other functions within the organization as Representative of the Secretary-General for the investments of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and Assistant Secretary-General for Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts, in which role she was responsible for ensuring sound financial management of all the resources at the organization’s disposal. She also served as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Resource Management and Accountability and Chief Financial Officer. Before this she was Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance and Budget at the World Food Programme in Rome
Before joining the United Nations, she was National Treasurer of Mexico, Chief Financial Officer of the National Bank for Savings and Financial Services (BANSEFI), Deputy General Director for the Banking Sector at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit and Deputy Vice-President of the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV). In the academic sphere, she has served as a Professor and as Director of the School of Accounting and Administration at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM). She holds a degree in Public Accounting and a master’s degree in Business Administration, both from ITAM.