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Vanessa Rubio Márquez

Senator, Mexican Congress

Vanessa Rubio is a senator for the LXIV and LXV Legislatures of the Mexican Congress. Additionally, she holds the presidency of the Committee of Foreign Affairs, Latin America and the Caribbean and is a current member of the Committees of Finance and Public Credit; Foreign Affairs, North America; Labor and Social Security; Social Development; and Tourism. Vanessa was elected unanimously by all political forces as vice president of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlantino). Her career includes 25 years working for the public sector, where she has held diverse positions across the Federal Government promotion ladder. Vanessa has been appointed deputy minister in three occasions and different offices, including Finance, Foreign Affairs, and Social Development. In 2017, she was part of the delegation of Mexico at the Global Women's Forum in Tokyo, Japan, where she received the annual award for the best program for women’s empowerment. Prior to this, she became the first woman in Mexican history to be appointed Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. Vanessa is also the only woman to have presided the Boards of Mexican Development Banking and those of the financial system regulators. She is an active member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), and the Mexican Council of Foreign Relations (COMEXI), and a columnist for two Mexican newspapers: El Heraldo de Mexico and Publimetro. Vanessa has been recognized as one of the most powerful and influential women in Mexico by Forbes, El Universal and Quien. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) and a M.A. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).