Alejandra Palacios Prieto is the President of Mexico’s Federal Commission for Economic Competition (Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica, COFECE). She was named by the Senate of the Republic following the constitutional reforms in telecommunications and economic competition in 2013, re-elected in 2017 for a second term, which is to end in September 2021. She is the first woman to ever lead Mexico’s competition authority.
Before taking this role she was the Director for Project Regulation and Good Governance at the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO), where she developed the research agenda on the issues of economic competition, particularly in terms of subjects related to economic regulation, telecommunications, and public contracts.
Since June 2016 she’s been the Vice President of the International Competition Network, an organization that includes 130 national competition regulators. She is also a member of the OECD’s Competition Committee Bureau, as well as part of the Mexico chapter of the International Women’s Forum.