Cassio Luiselli, professor emeritus at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterey (ITESM) in his native Mexico, is an international development economist and a geographer with extensive experience in public policy and diplomacy. He has served as the Mexican ambassador to Uruguay, South Korea, and South Africa, and was the first Mexican ambassador under the government of Nelson Mandela. Cassio also served as a Deputy Minister (Undersecretary) for environmental regulation and as General Coordinator for the Mexican Food Policy Program. He was the Deputy Director General of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and held other executive positions in international organizations and government. Cassio is the author and coauthor of several books and academic articles.
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