Mario Luis Fuentes

In Memoriam 1981 - 2014



Master of Science in Financial Economics             

University of Oxford, UK


  • Recipient of The National Council of Science and Technology´s scholarship.                                                       
  • Co-founder and Chair of Environmental Finance of the “Oxford Business and Environment Network” (OBEN). 

BA in Economics                               

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico


Study Abroad Certificate Specialization in Business & International Business University of Queensland, Australia




Sustainability Manager


June 2013 – Present

  • INFONAVIT is an autonomous organization with a corporate government that includes equal representation of the labor, employer and Federal Government sectors. It manages around 25% of Mexican workers' savings, and is the largest mortgage lender to lowincome families in Mexico and Latin America.
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of financial instruments that aid in the sustainable development of the housing sector, improving the environment, promoting the incorporation of sustainability criteria in house building and urban development, mitigating climate change, and ensuring energy and water savings.

Deputy Manager                                 

Carbon Finance Office

PEMEX, Mexico

(09/2010 – 04/2011)

  • Member of the team responsible for the design of PEMEX’s first Carbon Finance Office. (Approved by the Board of Directors on January 2010).
  • Commercialization of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) resulting from CDM projects;
  • Management of public funds available for PEMEX (e.g. the Mexican Federal Government’s “Energy Transition Fund”) to fight climate change;
  • Design of new emission reduction mechanisms (such as Afforestation/Deforestation CDM projects, REDD, PES) to be incorporated in PEMEX’s mitigation and adaptation strategy.
  • Advisory to senior finance staff on sustainability matters, particularly the company’s obligations that arise from the “Federal Government Especial Climate Change Program”.

Deputy Manager

Investor Relations Office

PEMEX, Mexico

(09/2009 – 09/2010)

  • Disclosure and release of financial information to bond holders and the international financial community
  • Financial transparency requirements by local and international law;
  • International road shows to further promote the company and PEMEX’s corporate debt.
  • Visits with bond holders’ representatives and industry analyst to PEMEX’s onshore and offshore facilities.

Primal Financial and Economic Planning Analyst

Economic Planning Deputy Direction                          

PEMEX, Mexico

(11/2006 – 08/2008)

  • Financial and economic planning analyst on PEMEX’s first cogeneration Project (Cogeneration in Nuevo PEMEX, Tabasco), aimed to reduce greenhouse gases emissions.
  • Responsible for the economic planning analysis of PEMEX’s natural gas investment projects development through Front-End Loading methodology and Stage-Gate process.


Center for Studies and Research in Social Development and Assistance, Mexico (01/2006 – 11/2006)

§ Lead team responsible for implementing Financiera Rural’s “Training, Advisory and Technical Services Program” in the diary producer community of Nopala, Hidalgo, to facilitate access to credit and make better use of it once received.  




Professional Associate                                 


(09/2009 – present)

A non-profit Peruvian environmental credit originator aimed to develop and sell Voluntary Carbon Units originating from avoided deforestation in the Buffer Zone of the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve, in the Madre de Dios region of south eastern Peru. 

§ Advisor on rural communities’ capacities construction.





Date of birth:


March 28, 1981



Mexican / British


Spanish: Native

English: Advanced (TOEFL 98%, 2007)

French: Intermediate (Accord Ecole de Langues, Paris, 2000)