Alejandra Palacios

Board Member

Alejandra has more than 15 years of experience as a public policy expert and ministry-level government official. She has proposed and advanced regulatory solutions in several Mexico-based markets, including the opening of the country’s telecom, airline, financial, energy, transport, and health sectors.

Alejandra was the first woman to preside over COFECE (the Mexican Antitrust Agency). Her administration was distinguished by her leadership and integrity. She showed a particular interest in advancing the Rule of Law, remaining unbiased and fair when facing complicated situations regarding the investigation and enforcement of regulation for both governmental and private sector companies.

During her eight years as Chair, from 2013 to September 2021, the agency handled several unprecedented antitrust cases for legacy industries. Throughout her tenure, she also served as Vice President of the International Competition Network, which comprises 140 competition authorities from around the world, and as a board member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD’s) Competition Committee.