Joaquin Lozano is Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico, he has more than 25 years of experience in international cooperation, political economy, public policy and development.
In the agriculture and rural development sector, he was the Director of the Latin America and the Caribbean Division in UN’s IFAD, based in Rome, until 2018. He had joined IFAD in 2012 as Sub-regional Coordinator and Programme Manager for Central America, based in Guatemala. In 2014, he received the Extraordinary Leadership IFAD Staff Award. He has also been Senior Evaluation Consultant for FAO in Latin America.
At the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), he was Lead Specialist for Financial Institutions and Country Coordinator for Mexico. In his country’s Federal Government he served as Head of the Infrastructure Policy and Public-Private Partnerships Unit at the Presidential Office and held other leading positions at the Ministry of Finance and at the National Council for Science and Technology.
Prior to joining CGIAR, he had been working at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico´s leading private university and amongst the top 5 in the region, in charge of the institution´s strategic alumni engagement, and liaising joint projects with key international organizations like the World Bank. He lectures Macroeconomics and has been awarded the Excellency Diploma. He holds a PhD and a Master of Science in Political Economy from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tecnológico de Monterrey, and continuous education Diplomas from Harvard University and the University of Vienna.