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Fredy Efren Marrufo Martin

Mayor of Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Mr. Fredy Efren Marrufo was born in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico, where he studied until attending Riverside Military Academy near Atlanta, Georgia. He then earned a Bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Mayab in Mérida, Yucatán.

Since entering public service in 1997, Mr.Marrufo has served the state of Quintana Roo in a variety of capacities, including Director of Revenue; City Treasurer in the State Government; Administrative Director of Bachilleres High School of the State; General Director of Administration of the Administrative Office of the State; and Secretary of Treasury. He was elected as Deputy of the 13th legislature, chairing the Committee on Finance, Budget and Account.

In 2013, Mr. Marrufo was elected to a three-year term as Mayor of Cozumel—the largest and most populated island in Mexico—known for its bustling, tourism-based economy. He currently also serves as Treasurer of the National Federation of Municipalities of Mexico (FENAMM).