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Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández

Former Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S.; Senior Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

About Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández

Mr. Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández, is a senior advisor at Covington & Burlington LLP. He provides strategic advice to businesses and governments on political risk, public affairs, communications and business development. Mr. Fernández, a non-lawyer, has over 20 years of experience in senior government positions under five Mexican presidents in the areas of finance, trade, national security and diplomacy. Most recently, he served as Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States. In that position, he played a prominent role in the negotiation of the United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA). He previously served as Managing Director of the North American Development Bank (NADB), Deputy Secretary for Governance and Homeland Security, member of the National Security Council’s Executive Committee and, in the Foreign Ministry, as Under Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean and Under Secretary for North America. In the latter capacity, he coordinated day-to-day trilateral and bilateral affairs with the United States and Canada. He also led negotiations for the creation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership for North America (SPP) – prelude to the present day North American Leaders Summit.