Mr. Alejandro Hope is Director of Security Policy at the Mexican Competitiveness Institute (IMCO), a Mexico City-based think tank. Prior to his current assignment, he held between 2008 and 2011 a number of executive positions at the Center for Investigation and National Security (CISEN), Mexico’s civilian intelligence agency.
Between 2001 and 2008, he was a partner at GEA Grupo de Economistas y Asociados, a leading Mexico City-based economic and political consulting firm. From 1998 through 2000, he served as chief of staff of Senator Adolfo Aguilar Zinser and worked in the transition team of then President elect Vicente Fox. 1Between 1994 and 1996, he held a number of junior staff positions at BANOBRAS, a Mexican infrastructure development bank, as well as in the Ministry of Energy.
He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and undertook Ph.D. studies in political science at Princeton University. He is a frequent contributor at a number of Mexican media outlets, including Milenio Diario, El Economista and Nexos, and runs a security policy blog (http://www.animalpolitico.com/blogueros-plata-o-plomo).