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Contreras Rivero Malek

Promoting Industry in Mexico

ppp Job Title:
Chief of Industrial Competitiveness

Chihuahua State Government, Mexico

MPA; Public Administration; 2004
University of Texas, El Paso

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What do you enjoy about your job? What aspects of your job are the most exciting or interesting?
I enjoy the teamwork and the analysis of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives to local industries.

Why did you choose to pursue an MPA/MPP degree?
First of all, my decision was made due to a scholarship offered by the Chihuahua State. UTEPīs MPA program seemed adequate to improve my bureaucracy skills.

How did you select your graduate school?
The first factor was the opportunity to continue working at the border between Mexico and US in order to keep a balance between labor experience and education.

How do you feel your MPA/MPP is helping you to make a difference?
I am responsible for determining some fiscal and non-fiscal incentives for industries established in the State. The MPA program has given me a holistic approach to determining conflicts of interests that may bias this process. Also, it has given me the expertise and skills to research and present findings at a different level.

How would you characterize your personality?
* Good under pressure * Teacher * People person * Diplomatic * Service-oriented *

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