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Mónica Aspe Bernal

Mónica Aspe Bernal

Mexico's Ambassador to the OECD & Chair of the OECD Development Centre

Ambassador Mónica Aspe took up her duties as Permanent Representative of Mexico to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in June 2017. In March 2018, she was elected by the 52 member countries of the OECD Development Centre as Chair of its Governing Board. She also co-chairs the group of OECD ambassadors on the digital transformation “Going Digital”. In addition, in coordination with the Ministry of Energy, she represents Mexico in the International Energy Agency (IEA).

From 2015 to 2017, Ambassador Aspe served as Mexico’s Vice-minister of Communications, in the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT). During her tenure, she contributed to the implementation of the Telecommunications Reform of 2013, including the transition to digital terrestrial television, the innovative tender of the mobile wholesaler Red Compartida, and the consolidation of the Mexican satellite system. In this same Ministry, she served since 2011 as the Coordinator for the Information Society, where she implemented México Conectado, an initiative to provide Internet access to schools and hospitals. She also launched the network for digital inclusion, robotics and entrepreneurship Puntos México Conectado.

Previously, she was General Director of the National Broadcasting Chamber (CIRT), where she promoted the transition of AM to FM radio. She has also worked as a public policy consultant and has served as Advisor to the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE).

Ambassador Aspe has a Bachelor’s Degree from ITAM and a Master’s degree from Columbia University, both in Political Science.

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