Carlos A. Salinas
With years of experience in government affairs and media relations, Carlos Salinas provides Cowan Strategies’ clients with strategic advice on how to conduct business, political and legal strategies in Mexico.
Mr. Salinas has worked for North American, European and Mexican corporations, public entities and nongovernmental organizations, and has been a top advisor to former Mexican presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon. He is a certified lawyer with a law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana, holds master’s degree in International Public Law from Leiden University in The Netherlands, and a specialization in National Security from ITAM and the University of California at San Diego.
Within the Mexican Presidential Office, Mr. Salinas headed the Liason and Protection Department for Mexicans Abroad and acted as consultant on political and regulatory affairs to the Advisor for Mexicans Abroad to President Fox. While in the Secretary of Foreign Affairs office, Mr. Salinas provided political analysis and policy architecture for the Undersecretary for North America. Throughout the PAN (National Action Party) Internal Nomination Campaign, Mr. Salinas joined a compact group, headed by the current PAN Senate Whip, in charge of elaborating the public policy guidelines for what would become Mexico´s National Development Plan. Mr. Salinas was responsible for drafting the national security and foreign affairs policy for then candidate Felipe Calderon.
Mr. Salinas was Member of the Board of “El Economista”, Mexico´s leading business newspaper. He participated in the Editorial Boards and periodically published articles on international politics. He belongs to the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology.