Jacob Rocha
National Entrepreneurship Institute (INADEM)

Since January of 2013, Enrique Jacob Rocha has been President of the National Entrepreneurship Institute (INADEM), a decentralized agency of the Ministry of Economy. Born and raised in Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mr. Jacob has a degree in Economics from the Anahuac University, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Technological Institute of Superior Studies of Monterrey.

Within the Government of the State of Mexico, he has been a member of the Legal and Expanded Cabinets on four different occasions: as General Coordinator for Metropolitan Affairs (1997-1998), as General Director of ISSEMYM (1999-2000), as Secretary of Social Development (2001 -2002), and as Secretary of Economic Development under Enrique Peña Nieto’s Administration (2005-2009).

As part of his political career, he was Mayor of Naucalpan de Juarez (1994-1996), Congressman for the 19th District during the LV Legislature (1991-1993) and local legislator representing the 19th district within the LVII Legislature of the State of Mexico (2009-2012).

He is author of several publications, most notably his latest book, "Last Call: A regional development strategy shared with globalization" (Edit. Porrúa), a book coauthored with Dr. Julio Reyes-Fisherman.

Appointed by Elect President, Enrique Peña Nieto, he became member of the new Government’s Transition Team, being responsible of coordinating the Entrepreneur Program.

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