Ricardo Treviño Chapa, the current Administrator General of Mexico Customs, was elected Deputy Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) on 14 December 2017.
He will take up his post at the Secretariat on 1 January 2018.
Before taking the lead at Mexico Customs in April 2015, Ricardo Treviño Chapa worked as the General Administrator of the Evaluation and Internal Affairs Department of the Tax Administration Service, the parent organization of Mexico Customs, where he was responsible for developing actions to prevent and combat corruption, as well as strengthening transparency.
During his 15-year career in the public sector, he served as the General Director for Revenue Collection in the State of Mexico’s Government, as the General Director of the Social Security Institute of the State of Mexico, and at the Institute for Protection of Bank Savings.
“Mexico is a very active Member of the WCO and has contributed to the development of many of the Organization's instruments. I look forward to working closely with Ricardo as the new Deputy Secretary General,” said WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya.