Mr. Alejandro Amerena Carswell was born on May 3rd 1982, in Mexico City, Mexico. He has a bachelor’s degree in Law at the Universidad Iberoamericana and a Master’s in Law (LL.M.) at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
As current Director General for International Affairs at the Ministry of Energy in Mexico (Secretaría de Energía – SENER) since 2012, Mr. Amerena advises the Secretary of Energy, Mr. Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, on foreign energy policy and promotion of international energy bilateral and regional cooperation with nearly 50 governments around the world.
Before joining the Ministry of Energy, Mr. Amerena served from 2009 to 2012 as legal advisor, academic researcher and acting committee clerk to Mr. Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, then Senator, an later Chairman of the National Executive Committee at the Revolutionary Institutional Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional – PRI).
Mr. Amerena previously worked as an attorney in the private sector at firms specialized on financial and corporate law, as well as on administrative, civil, commercial, constitutional and family litigation. He was also Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights at the Universidad Iberoamericana’s Law Faculty from 2010 to 2012.