Luis Rubio was elected president of COMEXI (Mexican Council on Foreign Relations) on November 8, 2016. COMEXI is a civil association nonprofit dedicated to promoting the study, analysis and dialogue on international relations of Mexico, and focused in the analysis of Mexico's role in the world and the growing influence of international events on the national agenda. He is also president of the Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), an independent research institution devoted to the study of economic and political issues, based in Mexico. Prior to joining CIDAC in the 1970s, Rubio was a planning director at Citibank in Mexico and served as an adviser to Mexico’s Treasury Secretary. He has also served on the board of The Mexico Equity and Income Fund, The Central European Value Fund, Banamex, and Banco Obrero. Additionally, Rubio has served on the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District of Mexico and is a member of the Trilateral Commission. He writes a weekly column for Reforma and is a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times. In 1993, he won the Dag Hammarskjöld Award and in 1998 the National Journalism Award for op-ed pieces. He is author and editor of 45 books, his latest being, A Mexican Utopia: The Rule of Law Is Possible. He holds a diploma in financial management and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Brandeis University.