Vicente Fox

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  • President of Mexico (2000-2006)
  • Humanitarian & Founder of Centro Fox
  • Co-President of the Centrist Democrat International, international organization of center-right political parties

A visionary leader with a deep understanding of the economic and social challenges facing Latin America, President Vicente Fox is one of the world’s most important voices on the contemporary geopolitical landscape and the role of business in the developing world. When elected to the presidency of Mexico in 2000, he broke the stranglehold that the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party had held on the State for seven decades. A charismatic reformer, he is credited as playing a vital role in Mexico’s democratization, and with strengthening the country’s economy. After leaving office in 2006, President Fox and his wife founded Centro Fox, a non-profit dedicated to discover, exercise, and harness the leadership qualities we all have inside of us. 

 

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President Fox was incredible a real class act. We had a full house with 4,200 people, plus an overflow room for another 1,200. President Fox had breakfast with Marlene and I to help him prepare, and then made a walk through our exhibit hall before speech time. He was very interested in our work, especially with relation to his own efforts at Centro Fox.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Vicente Fox
  • San Joaquin Valley Town Hall
  • Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, Case Western Reserve University
  • Ogun State Investor's Forum
  • CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Foundation
  • The Latino Coalition
  • USC Schwarzenegger Institute
  • C.D. Howe Institute
  • Furman University
  • C Squared
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Surveying the Geo-Political Landscape

In this address, the former head of state discusses his perspective on the state of the world, on a macro level. Fox will touch on the relationships between the United States and Latin America, the role of the U.N., and the promises of globalization, both fulfilled and unfulfilled. ...

In this address, the former head of state discusses his perspective on the state of the world, on a macro level. Fox will touch on the relationships between the United States and Latin America, the role of the U.N., and the promises of globalization, both fulfilled and unfulfilled.

Bringing the New Economy to Latin America

In this address, President Fox discusses his businesses-centered approach to the development of Mexico, the future of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the opportunities available for international corporations in the region. A critic of the populist movements sweeping Central and Sou ...

In this address, President Fox discusses his businesses-centered approach to the development of Mexico, the future of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the opportunities available for international corporations in the region. A critic of the populist movements sweeping Central and South America, President Fox offers an alternative that should be heard by everyone concerned with the future of the hemisphere.

Building Bridges: Fixing the Immigration Issue and Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations

Immigration reform has long been a priority for President Fox, who, during his time in office, worked with then-President George W. Bush to negotiate immigration policy. Since leaving office, President Fox continues to emphasize the importance of immigration reform with the goal of building bridges ...

Immigration reform has long been a priority for President Fox, who, during his time in office, worked with then-President George W. Bush to negotiate immigration policy. Since leaving office, President Fox continues to emphasize the importance of immigration reform with the goal of building bridges and why America must establish sensible pathways for citizenship for undocumented immigrants. In his speech, President Fox addresses why immigration reform is crucial for not just America and Mexico, but for the global community at large: “Mexico and other nations consider U.S. immigration reform important because we know our citizens will continue to migrate in search of job opportunities and a better quality of life, with freedom and respect for human rights.”

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<p>Vicente Fox's new book is an urgent and inspiring political manifesto </p>

Vicente Fox's new book is an urgent and inspiring political manifesto 

A visionary leader heralded for his insights into the current geopolitical landscape and leadership on issues related to immigration, VICENTE FOX's just-released book, Let's Move On: Beyond Fear & False Prophets, is a powerful political manifesto and rallying cry for those around the world to seek unity, not divisiveness. Written in Fox's trademark no-nonsense style and offering his unique viewpoint as a former President of Mexico, avid historian, and true admirer of America's constitutional ideas, Let's Move On inspires people to resist the current spike in nationalism, and to return to the original ideals of the American Dream. In-demand for his informative and engaging keynotes on U.S.-Mexico relations, immigration, global political trends and more, Fox has been sought-out to speak at TBWA/CHIAT/DAY's Disruptor Series and engage in a Q&A at The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. As the San Joaquin Valley Town Hall said of Fox following a recent event, "A complete hit and the largest audience we have ever had for a daytime lecture."

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VICENTE FOX: President of Mexico (200 - 2006) and NAFTA expert

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<p>Vicente Fox honored in Global Officials of Dignity Awards at the United Nations</p>

Vicente Fox honored in Global Officials of Dignity Awards at the United Nations

Former President of Mexico VICENTE FOX (2000-2006) was honored as the Dignitary Man of Latin America at the prestigious Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards at the United Nations. An annual ceremony that recognizes the work of the “greatest humanitarians of the world,” the G.O.D. Awards are conferred to global leaders who have used their power and influence to promote global peace and welfare. As President of Mexico, Fox was credited with strengthening the country’s democracy and economy, and since stepping down has remained an influential global leader as the Founder of Centro Fox, a non-profit that works to hone innovative leaders who promote social justice, and as a vocal commentator on top political and economic issues. Sought-out at events for his engaging, conversational style and tremendous depth of knowledge, as the keynote speaker at the recent Cleveland Humanities Festival, Fox was hailed as “a great successwho could have kept the Q&Agoing for hours. The words of praise were echoed by the Chairman of the G.O.D. Awards, who recognized Fox for his “personable and amiable style… gracious and warming charisma… and magnanimous efforts in youth education, peace, and leadership advocacy.”

<p>Centro Fox</p>

Centro Fox

VICENTE FOX & Marta Sahagún de Fox established Centro Fox, their foundation to promote income equality, education, access to technology and fair government.

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Biography

Vicente Fox Quesada was born on July 2, 1942. He grew up at Rancho San Cristobal in Guanajuato, a communal land, where the only difference between him and his childhood friends were the opportunities he had. He always remembers from his childhood that one of the harms that can be avoided in our country is poverty.

He studied Business Administration at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and later he received a Top Management Diploma from the Harvard Business School.

In 1964 he joined the Coca-Cola Company in Mexico and started from the bottom; through his perseverance he became President of the company for Mexico and Latin America.

He served as President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. He was the first candidate from an opposition party to be elected president.

Nowadays, he is actively involved on encouraging leadership and creating opportunities for the less favored people through his organization named Centro Fox.