is the Mexican ambassador to the United States. The grandson of refugees in Mexico, Sarukhan is a career diplomat. In 1993, he was posted to the Mexican Embassy in the United States, where he first served as chief of staff and then as head of the counternarcotics office. In 2000, he became chief of policy planning at the Foreign Ministry and later was appointed by the president as Mexican consul-general to New York City. In 2006, he joined the presidential campaign of Felipe Calderón as foreign policy advisor and international spokesperson before being named ambassador.