Mario De La Cruz Sarabia

Mario De La Cruz Sarabia

Executive Director, Public Policy & Government Affairs Latin America, Cisco

Mario de la Cruz Sarabia is the Senior Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs at Cisco for Latin America, position that allows him to drive IT, regulatory and corporate policies through institutional relations with national governments across the region. He has a 20+ year career in the private sector and public service, excelling in his knowledge and contribution to innovation, competitiveness and ICT policies in Mexico and Latin America.

His leadership in the ICT industry has been recognized as Chairman of the National Chamber of the Electronic Industry, Telecommunications and Information Technologies (CANIETI) in Mexico from 2016 to 2019. Currently he serves at the Chamber as member of the board and Vice President of Cybersecurity. He also serves as Chairman of the ICT Committee of the American Chamber Mexico.

Through his career, he has participated in the financial sector in Citi and the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Has also served as Secretary of Economic Development of the state of Tabasco and President of the Mexican Association of Economic Development Secretaries, being the first President to be elected unanimously.

Mr De la Cruz holds a BA in Economics from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de México (ITAM); he also graduated with honors from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC), where he obtained his MBA degree. He also has studies in the telecommunications sector from ITAM, business development from IPADE and energy industry at the University of Texas at Austin.

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