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Salvador Arriola Barrenechea is a Mexican economist and has been Secretary for Ibero-American Cooperation at the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) since 2010.
He served as Mexico’s Consul General in São Paulo (Brazil) from 2001 to 2009, and was Mexican Ambassador to Guatemala between 1996 and 2001 and to Uruguay between 1990 and 1991, as well as representing Mexico at the Latin American Integration Association (LAIA).
In 1991 he was elected Permanent Secretary of the Latin American Economic System (SELA) for 1991-1995. Before this he served as Director General of International Economic Affairs at the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (1981-1990), in which capacity he advised the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President for Integration Affairs and acted as Executive Director of the World Bank’s International Development Association and the Caribbean Development Bank.
Salvador Arriola has also acted as an international official of the Trade Policy Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) at the Subregional Headquarters in Mexico City.
He studied Economics at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and specialized in Multilateral Trade Negotiations at the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in Geneva (Switzerland).