Alejandro Schtulmann is the founding partner and president of Emerging Markets Political Risk Analysis (EMPRA), a political risk advisory and consulting firm focusing primarily on Mexico. He is also the head of research.
Mr. Schtulmann’s responsibilities include overseeing and conducting research, holding regular meetings with legislators and experts on an array of subjects and managing the company’s business development.
Prior to founding EMPRA in 2007, Mr. Schtulmann worked as an independent consultant on energy issues and Latin American politics. Between 2001 and 2005, he worked as a research analyst for Eurasia Group on the Stability Index Project and as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. From 1997 to 1999, he worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, where he coordinated between the OECD and federal agencies on a wide range of policy projects.
In addition to his Latin America expertise, Mr. Schtulmann has written extensively on China and Vietnam and has substantial experience with Asian economies and comparative politics. He is a frequent contributor to major newswires, think tank publications, local press and leading world newspapers, and a regular speaker on Mexican politics and security in the international financial community.
Mr. Schtulmann has a B.A. in International Trade and Business from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). He earned a M.Sc. in Economic Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London and a MIA in International Economic Policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
In 2001, Mr. Schtulmann attended the first Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance in Hamburg, Germany, which gathers young leaders from around the world. He speaks fluent English and Spanish, intermediate Arabic and Italian, and basic French.
Recent Blog Posts by Alejandro Schtulmann
- Peña Nieto’s Public Security Mirage and The Perils of Diversion
- Telecom Reform in Mexico: Current State and Issues to Address
- Mexico’s Tax Reform in the Works: Preview and Initial Considerations
- Mexico: Five Key Political Risks in 2013
- Mexico: Positive Outlook for Labor Reform After Passing the Lower House
- Upcoming Change at Banxico: Some Initial Thoughts
- Mexico: Prospects and Limitations of AMLO’s Election Challenge; Polarization on the Rise
- Mexico’s 2012 Presidential Elections: PRD Candidate’s Recent Surge – Outlook and Ramifications
- Mexico’s Emerging Student Movement Shakes Up Election Dynamics
- Mexico 2012 Presidential Elections: Finance Minister Cordero may not Pursue PAN Nomination
- Mexico: Finance Minister Cordero Goes Wild
- Mexico: Finance Minister Cordero Likely to Seek Presidential Candidacy – Prospects and Ramifications
- Measuring Drug-Related Terrorist Activity in Mexico
- Rule of Law and Security Update
- Mexico’s July 4th State and Local Elections Results: Analysis and Ramifications
- Mexico: Labor Reform, One Last Attempt?
- Mexico – 2010 State and Local Elections: Relevance, Current Dynamics, and Outlook
- Mexico: Five Key Political Risks in 2010
- Outlook for Mexico in 2010
- Carstens Proposed to Lead Banxico; Cordero Goes to Hacienda; Changes Do Not Improve the Status Quo; Political Appointments Prevail at Hacienda and Sedesol
- Banxico’s Chairman Election Process: Unnecessary Uncertainty
- Drug Violence: Reaching a New Pinnacle
- The End of Luz y Fuerza: Recap, Analysis, and Ramifications
- Desertion, Low Morale, and Readiness: Assessing the Mexican Army’s Involvement in the War Against the Cartels and its Impact on Capabilities for Traditional Responses
- Mexico’s Post-Election Outlook: The Broader Context