Politician and ambassador who is recognized for having served in the Mexican Foreign Service for more than 22 years. He was Mexico's ambassador to the United States from 2007-2013.
He studied international relations at El Colegio de México.
He was a nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution.
He was married to Verónica Valencia-Sarukhan.
He served in the cabinet of Felipe Calderón.