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The Secretary General-elect of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurria of Mexico speaks during the OECD Forum in Paris, on May 22, 2006. Gurria is to be officially appointed to replace Donald Johnston on May 24. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)
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José Ángel Gurría Treviño (born May 8, 1950, Tampico, Tamaulipas) is a Mexican economist and diplomat. He is the current secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since June 1, 2006.

Gurría graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and undertook postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds, in the United Kingdom and at Harvard University, in the United States. He served as Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1994–1999) and as Secretary of Finance (1999–2000) in the Ernesto Zedillo administration. In Foreign Affairs he opposed the Helms-Burton Act and in Treasury he restructured the foreign debt. He also negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and requested financial aid during the 1994 crisis.

Gurría has also been President and CEO of the National Development Bank (Nafin) of Mexico and President and CEO of the Foreign Trade Bank (Bancomext). From 2003 to 2005 he was a chair member of the Inter-American Development Bank's External Advisory Group.

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