HANNOVER MESSE 2019, 01 - 05 April
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Carlos Fernando Barcena Pous

Secretary of Economy

State of Zacatecas,  Carlos Fernando Barcena Pous


State of Zacatecas


Mr. Bárcena Pous was born in Washington D.C. in 1964.
Since young age Mr. Bárcena Pous showed driven capacity for entrepreneurship. He partnered with multinational companies of different industries, having accomplished the first Joint Venture in the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, between a German corporation and a Mexican company getting ready for NAFTA, in 1994.
He graduated from ITESM Campus Monterrey, from bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering.
He has many success stories regarding Foreign Direct Investment, Joint Ventures and M&A, as partner and as Minister of Economics of the states of Zacatecas as well as San Luis Potosi.
Mr. Bárcena Pous has 30 years of experience in the following industries: Chemical, Hospital Management and Operation, Manufacturing and Public Administration.
He has an experience of 19 years as an associated president in a Non-Profit Organization focus in primary and middle education, as a member of International Baccalaureate Organization, such organization is focused on Happiness Sciences and Universal Values.
Additionally, Mr. Bárcena Pous has worked in higher ranked government positions for almost 8 years and is currently the Minister of Economy for the State of Zacatecas.
He is now working to develop 40,000 new jobs before 2021, as well as fostering entrepreneurship and developing suppliers for the manufacturing and mining industries.
His view includes developing industrially or economically seeding values that will develop a mindset of sustainability, entrepreneurship and economic development.
Mr. Bárcena Pous has a strong belief that a balance between government, FDI and education are the key factors for economic success. Mr. Bárcena Pous understands that coming to start a long-term relationship with global and North American companies is the first stage of a long and successful partnership.

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