Mario Lopez-Roldan is Head of the Speech Writing and Intelligence Outreach Unit (SWINT) in the Office of the Secretary General.
He is the OECD Head Speech Writer since 2007. He is also Technical Secretary of the OECD-Greece Joint Steering Committee, helping to coordinate the support to Greece with their structural reforms. He assists the Secretary-General in the Cabinet’s relations with Mexico.
Before working at the OECD, he directed the Euro-Latin-American economic cooperation think-tank EUROALLIANCE; was Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the OECD; and Economic Counsellor of the Mexican Embassy in Paris. He has also worked in the Embassies of Mexico in Spain and the UK and held positions in the Mexican Presidency and the Mexican Ministry of External Affairs on the economic association between Mexico and Europe.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from UDLA Mexico City and a Master’s Degree on European Integration from the University of Cambridge. He also did PhD studies in International Economics and Development at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.