Josefa González Blanco Ortíz Mena

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

On April 23rd 2021, Josefa González Blanco Ortíz Mena assumed her duties as Mexico’s representative in London after presenting a copy of her Letters of Credence accrediting her as Ambassador of Mexico to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

She serves as Mexico’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization, the International Mobile Satellite Organization, the International Coffee Organization, the International Sugar Organization, the International Whaling Commission and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (FIDAC for its Spanish acronym).

Ambassador González Blanco Ortíz Mena has a Law Degree from Anahuac University, Mexico, and a Master’s Degree in Transformative Arts from John F. Kennedy University, California. She also studied at the Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies in Paris, France.

She has been Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico and has a long trajectory as promoter of social, environmental and cultural programmes, both in Mexico and the United Kingdom, as well as an extensive career in environmental protection and wildlife conservation.

She has also been professor of comparative legal systems at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where she served as Administrative Secretary of the Graduate Program of the National University’s Law School.