In January 2009 he was appointed Managing Director of the Corporación Mexicana de Inversiones. Dr. Vilá has over 20 years of experience in project finance, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations and capital markets. Prior to joining Fund of Funds he was Managing Director of Investment Banking and CEO in HSBC Casa de Bolsa (Mexico). Worked in HSBC (Bital) from 1993 to 2008. Previously held positions: Director of Proyectos de Inversión, Fonlyser, Banca Serfin. Managing Director, Economic Analysis, Presidency of the Republic, among others. During his career, Dr. Vilá has been a member (patrimonial or independent) of Boards of Management in more than 18 companies. He studied a BA in Economics (1971, Honorable Mention), an MBA (1972) in the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, and earned his PhD in Economics (1983) from the University of Texas at Austin.