Javier Arrigunaga is the Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Financiero Banamex and, for 2013-2014, Chairman of the Mexican Banks Association.
He is director of the board of Grupo Financiero Banamex and Banco Nacional de Mexico, Acciones y Valores Banamex (Brokerage House), Aeromexico (Mexico's flagship airline) and the Universidad Iberoamericana and Chairman of the Board of the Museo Interactivo de Economia (MIDE).
Before joining Citi/Banamex in 2002, Javier Arrigunaga was the Ambassador of Mexico to the OECD in Paris. He previously worked for 15 years at Banco de Mexico (Mexico's Central Bank) where he held different positions. Javier was part of the team responsible for the negotiation of the international assistance to support Mexico during the macroeconomic crisis during 1995, and beginning in 1997 he was CEO of the Deposit Insurance Agency responsible for managing the Mexican Banking Crisis.
He holds a law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana and a Master in Law and other studies in finance from Columbia University.