PLANO, TX, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - EDS today announced that former Mexican
President, Dr. Ernesto Zedillo, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Zedillo, who served as President of Mexico from 1994 to 2000, is
currently Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.
"Ernesto Zedillo brings a wealth of international experience, both from
his days leading the Mexican government and from his current work at Yale,"
said Mike Jordan, EDS chairman. "With the global nature of our operations, we
are privileged to have his experience, perspective and expertise added to our
"Among President Zedillo's many contributions to Mexico was his
unflinching devotion to economic reform," noted Ron Rittenmeyer, EDS president
and CEO. "Under his leadership, Mexico experienced its highest five-year gross
domestic product growth in recent history. His experience as a national
leader, economist and proponent of globalization brings an important
perspective to the company."
Prior to being elected President of Mexico, Dr. Zedillo held several key
positions with the Central Bank of Mexico, including Deputy Manager of
Economic Research, General Director of the trust fund for the renegotiation of
private firms' external debt and, finally, Deputy Director. He served in the
Mexican national government from 1987 to 1993 as Undersecretary of the Budget,
Secretary of the Budget and Economic Planning and as Secretary of Education.
During his presidency, Dr. Zedillo accomplished bold democratic and
electoral reforms, opening the way for greater political pluralism in a nation
long dominated by a single party. He also implemented policies that pulled
Mexico out of a financial crisis while allocating an increasing portion of the
federal budget for social programs.
Since leaving office in 2000, Dr. Zedillo has remained a leading voice on
globalization and has served on a number of international panels and
committees promoting international trade and economic development.
Dr. Zedillo is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the International
Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Directors
of the Institute for International Economics.
A graduate of the Advanced School of Economics of the Instituto
PolitC(C)cnico Nacional in Mexico, Dr. Zedillo earned both master's and Ph.D.
degrees in economics from Yale University. He is the recipient of Honorary
Doctor of Laws degrees from Yale and Harvard, and Honorary Doctorate of Humane
Letters from the University of Miami and an Honorary Degree from the
University of Massachusetts Amherst. Among his numerous honors and awards, Dr.
Zedillo is the recipient of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom from Fear Award.
Dr. Zedillo's term begins on October 17.
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