General Prosecutor, Federal Consumer Agency (PROFECO), Mexico
Ricardo Sheffield took up his post as General Prosecutor of the Mexican Federal Consumer Agency in December 2018. Prior to that he was Executive President of the Chamber of the Footwear Industry.
He was City Councilman in Leon from 1994-1997, State Congressman from 1997-2000 and Federal Congressman over two separate periods (2000-2003 and 2015-2018). Additionally Mr Sheffield was Undersecretary of Land for the Federal Government and Mayor of the city of Leon between 2009 and 2012. During this time, the city of Leon received the "Sustainable Transport Award 2011" from the UN, the "Ciudad campeona del agua" award in 2012, and was recognized as one of the ten best cities to live in in Latin America in 2012.
Mr Sheffield ran for Governor of Guanajuato with the Morena Party in 2018, finishing second in the election.
Mr Sheffield has a degree in law from the Universidad Iberoamericana, a Master from Harvard Law School, and is a candidate for a Doctorate in Procedural Law from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. As a specialist in private international law, he has been a professor and taught in many public and private universities and government institutions.