With over 30 years experience, Gonzalo is a Founding Partner of [BA+AE]. He earned with High Honors a B.A. in Economics from the Autonomous Institute of Technology of Mexico (ITAM), and a Master’s in Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as a Fulbright Scholar, a Harvard Fellow, and a Ford Foundation grantee.

His career as a consultant started as an Associate at McKinsey & Company in Mexico City (design and implementation of new processes for customer service, valuation of commercial banks for privatization).

Later, he worked for over fifteen years in a boutique consultancy, SAI Consultores (SAI), where he was partner in the Economic Consulting practice from 2006 to 2017. At SAI, he led an economic and statistics team which completed projects on: economic competition/antitrust (mergers & acquisitions, anticompetitive practices, competition conditions); regulation analysis/industrial organization (impacts of specific regulations, taxes and tariffs, participation in the wholesale electric market, asymmetric regulation); strategic planning (personnel performance indicators, costing, design and evaluation of pricing in public and private sector organizations, modeling and estimation of two-sided markets); public affairs (impacts on markets, multiplier effects and economic footprints); foreign trade and value chains (Alliance of the Pacific, appraisal of risks and opportunities in the NAFTA renegotiation); and assessment of damages (exclusionary practices, valuation of human income flows). His practice involved a large number of activities in the economy, especially retail, consumer goods, entertainment and food services (movie theaters, restaurants), telecommunications, steel, railroads, and financial services (credit markets, payments system).

He was then a partner at an executive consultancy, Akya, where he participated in projects in economic competition (financial sector) and commercial due diligence (involving foreign trade in the automotive sector).

In the public sector, he worked in the central bank, Bank of Mexico (economic research), where his professional career started, the Ministry of Education (educational planning), the Ministry of the Interior (advisory on economic matters), and for over six years in today’s Ministry of the Economy (industrial policy, foreign trade, energy sector, R&D, climate change).

In academia he was at ITAM the Director of the Master’s in Public Policy Program, a Full-time Professor teaching at graduate and undergraduate programs (social project appraisal, microeconomics, public policy), and a Researcher at the Center for Competitiveness Studies. He also taught public policy at El Colegio de México.

Also, Gonzalo has been an appointed member of the Advisory Board of Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), on hydrocarbons, and is an active member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management of the United States.