Our Team

Gonzalo is Founding Partner of [BA+AE] and has over thirty years of professional experience.
He earned a B.A. in Economics with High Honors from the Autonomous Institute of Technology of Mexico (ITAM), and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as a Fulbright Scholar, a Harvard Fellow, and a Ford Foundation Scholar.
In the private sector he started as Associate at McKinsey & Company, and was later Partner at the Economic Consulting Practice of SAI Consultores (SAI Law & Economics) for a long period.
In the public sector, he worked at the Bank of Mexico, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of the Interior, and at today’s Ministry of the Economy of the Mexican federal government.
In academia he was the Director of the Master’s in Public Policy Program at ITAM, where he was also Full-time Professor as well as Researcher at the Center for Competitiveness Studies. He also taught public policy at El Colegio de México.

Ismael is Founding Partner of [BA+AE] and has over fifteen years of experience.
He earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering with High Honors at La Salle University, as well as a Master’s in Economics from the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) in Mexico.
In the private sector he has been an economic and financial consultant. He was an Associate at SAI Consultores and at Cynthus Consulting; and he also served as marketing officer at Cooper Wiring Devices.
In the public sector, he was appointed General Director of Market Intelligence at Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE).
In academia, he has taught courses in statistics and mathematics.