Vicente Fox

served as president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. The first candidate from an opposition party to be elected president since 1920, he garnered 42 percent of the vote, marking the first time that the then-dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party had lost a presidential election. Under his leadership, the country experienced a stretch of fundamental economic strength and stability. Since leaving office, Fox has developed Centro Fox, a center for the advancement and study of democracy. Previously, Fox served as governor of his home state of Guanajuato. Under Fox’s leadership, Guanajuato became the fifth most important Mexican state economy. Fox’s career in business catapaulted him from a Coca-Cola Company route supervisor to company president for Mexico and Latin America. His book is Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith and Dreams of a Mexican President (2007).

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