At a Glance
• Senior Advisor, McLarty Inbound
• Served as the Mexican Ambassador to the United States from 2007 to 2013
• Worked on the Presidential Campaign of Felipe Calderón as Foreign Policy Advisor and International Spokesperson
• Former Mexican Consul-General to New York City
Arturo Sarukhan, Senior Advisor, is a member of our McLarty Inbound practice.
From 2007 to 2013, Ambassador Sarukhan served as Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States. During his tenure as Ambassador, he developed an extensive network of relationships with US government officials in the administration and Congress, as well as at the state and local levels, and counseled numerous foreign companies seeking to do business in the US. Ambassador Sarukhan oversaw Mexico’s entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, and was named Dean of the Group of Latin American Ambassadors to the US (GRULA). Previously, he served as Mexico’s Consul-General to New York City, where he had extensive ties with the foreign and American business communities.
Ambassador Sarukhan was Foreign Policy Advisor and International Spokesperson for President Felipe Calderon’s campaign. Prior to taking a leave of absence to join the campaign, he served in several key posts in the Mexican Foreign Service, including as Chief of Policy Planning at the Foreign Ministry, Chief of Staff at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs.
Ambassador Sarukhan serves on the boards of the Americas Society, the Inter-American Dialogue and the National Immigration Forum, as well as numerous task forces with NGOs, think tanks and academic institutions. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the USC Annenberg Public Diplomacy School. Ambassador Sarukhan holds a BA in international relations from El Colegio de México and an MA in US foreign policy from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and Ford Foundation Fellow.
Carpe Diem, North America!
Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty, Arturo Sarukhan, and Michael Kergin
April 21, 2015