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Rolando Ocampo Alcántar is a Mexican actuary and statistician and currently Chair of the Regional Committee of the United Nations Initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management for the Americas.
He previously carried out a variety of functions at Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), working in the Department of Statistics (1984-1989) and the Methodologies, Analyses and Procedures Section (1994), implementing the Purchasing Power Parities Programme, coordinating with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on international issues, working on the International Comparisons Programme coordinated by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and acting as Vice-President of Geographical and Environmental Information. He was Director General of Public Opinion for the Office of the President of the Republic (2001-2004) and worked with the federal government as Undersecretary for Sectoral Policy at the Ministry of Agrarian Reform (2005). He was also Director-in-Chief of the National Agrarian Register in 2006.
In the private sector, he was Director General of Grupo de Asesores Unidos, S.C. (GAUSSC) and worked for the presidential campaign of Vicente Fox (2007-2013). At the Homex construction company he was responsible for reserved land and government liaison, and he was Director of Centro de Inteligencia Latinoamericana (CILA), an international consulting firm.
He graduated in Actuarial Science from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and obtained master’s degrees in General Statistics from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and Labour and Education Economics from Carlos III University, also in Madrid.