Director of Economic Affairs and Innovation for North America

Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Government of Mexico





David Fortoul, Director of Economic Affairs and Innovation for North America, Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE) David is in charge of affairs related to innovation, entrepreneurship, links with the private sector, education, health and trade. His responsibilities include the participation of the Secretariat in the High Level Economic Dialogue between Mexico and USA, the donation of vaccines by USA and Canada, the operations of the North American Corridor 4.0 which reunites the work of 8 consulates and 2 embassies related to innovation and fostering economic development. From 2019 to 2022, David served as Public Affairs Manager at the French Laboratory for Fractionation and Biotechnology (LFB), a company belonging to the pharmaceutical industry. David has a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Bristol, developing qualitative and quantitative research on poverty measurement, and a degree in Economics from Anahuac University. In the same way, he has carried out studies on Political Institutions of the United States and the Mexico-United States Relationship, at the University of California in San Diego.

Reasons to join the program

As Director of Economic Affairs for North America at the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, I find this program as an opportunity to increase my knowledge and abilities to strengthen the current initiatives that are part of my everyday work at the office. I believe I can grow my network of people who belong to ecosystems of innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development and learn how things are done by them. As a link of the Secretariat and the private sector, learning about good practices and innovative business, we can promote trade and opportunities of foreign companies to start activities in my country, or boost Mexican companies and entrepreneurs in other countries.