Alfredo Thorne became Minister of Economy and Finance on July 28, 2016. Previously, he was the founder and Director of Thorne and Associates, and a Managing Director at the Global Research Department in JPMorgan Chase Bank, where he was responsible for conducting economic research on Mexico and Latin America.
He was also a columnist of the bi-weekly Poder magazine published in Mexico City. Latin Finance magazine voted him as the “Best Mexican Economist” in 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001. In 1997, Time Magazine invited him to join its Latin American Editorial Board of Economists.
Mr. Thorne worked from 1987 to 1995 at the World Bank as Senior Country Economist for Mexico and as Senior Financial Economist responsible for advising former socialist countries in their transition from centrally planned to market economies.