On November 14, 2019, Calixto Mateos was named Managing Director of the North American Development Bank (NADB), after having served as Deputy Managing Director (2017-2019) and Director of Risk Management and Control (2014-2017).
Prior to joining NADB, he gained more than 25 years of experience at the Mexican central bank (Banco de México), where he held various positions from 1988 to 2014, including economics researcher, deputy macro-financial programming manager, deputy project manager, macroeconomic analysis manager, strategic planning project manager and risk manager. His last position with the central bank was as Director of Institutional Liaisons.
He has been a professor of Economics at the graduate school of business administration (EGADE) at the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), teaching courses on Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory and Policy and Financial Economics. He has also participated in international and national seminars hosted by financial institutions, such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as other central banks in England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, Guatemala, Colombia, and Brazil. In addition, he has published several articles in books and specialized magazines on such topics as monetary and fiscal policy.
Calixto holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Stanford University. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for doctoral studies and graduated in 1996. That same year his doctoral thesis placed second for the Banamex Award in Economics.