Economy#WhoIs: Raquel Buenrostro, new Secretary of Economy

#WhoIs: Raquel Buenrostro, new Secretary of Economy

After the resignation of Tatiana Clouthier, from the position of the Ministry of Economy , President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has appointed Raquel Buenrostro as its new head, who must leave her position as head of the Tax Administration Service ( SAT ) to be ratified. by Congress and take oath for his new position.


According to information from the Mexican government, Raquel Buenrostro is a mathematician from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where she was awarded the Gabino Barreda medal with the thesis “About the Miller-Teply theorem.”

Subsequently, he obtained a master’s degree in Economics from El Colegio de México with the work “Behavior of the exchange rate within a band: analysis of the effects due to the intramarginal intervention of the Central Bank”.

Buenrostro has taught various mathematics and economics courses at UNAM and El Colegio de México.

Trajectory and resume

The Master in Economics has more than 20 years of experience in public administration.

She has served as General Director of Administration at the Ministry of Tourism; as general director of Innovation and Quality in the Ministry of Public Education; Deputy General Director of Budget Control of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP); Manager of Planning and Development at Petróleos Mexicanos, and Deputy Treasurer of Fiscal Policy at the Government of Mexico City.

Head of the SAT

After Margarita Ríos Farjat, head of the SAT from December 13, 2018 to December 5, 2019; Raquel Buenrostro arrived at the offices of the Mexican treasury on January 15, 2020 as the new boss.

His administration was characterized by high efficiency for tax collection, especially for large companies, which were initially audited, and now come to meet their tax obligations voluntarily, as explained by the official.

In his administration he had the transition from the General Customs Administration (AGA) in charge of the SAT, to the new National Customs Agency of Mexico (ANAM), now as an administrative body confused by the SHCP.

Buenrostro leaves to the next head of the SAT the challenge of reaching the collection goal of 2022 for 4.2 billion pesos and for 2023 for 4.6 billion pesos; 56% of all public revenues proposed to be collected.

It should be noted that from May to September, tax revenues have fallen month after month, compared to the same periods last year.

Among Buenrostro’s pending issues, it is worth highlighting the simplification for compliance with the payment of taxes. It is important to remember that during his administration the new trust regimes (Resico) for natural and legal persons were launched.

Of course, the new owner will also have to follow up on improving personalized attention to taxpayers, which was affected after the arrival of covid-19 in Mexico.

New Secretary of Economy

Buenrostro will become head of Economy, in the midst of different consultations that are held in the energy and automotive fields, between the partners of the Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC).

There are also pending issues related to Mexico’s free trade agreements with the European Union and the United Kingdom.

The mission of the Ministry of Economy is to develop and implement comprehensive policies for innovation, diversification and productive and commercial inclusion, as well as to encourage national and foreign investment, promoting the use of mineral resources and promoting the productivity and competitiveness of the sectors. industries, which allow their integration into regional and global value chains, in order to contribute to generating well-being for Mexicans.

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