Napoleon Gomez Urrutia
Economist, Mining & Metals
Napoleon Gomez Urrutia is president of the National Mine, Metal, and Steel Workers Union of Mexico. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of IndustriaALL Global Union. In 2011 he received the prestigious International Meany-Kirkland Human Rights and Human Dignity Award for defending social justice and workers' rights in Mexico.
Napoleon Gomez Urrutia's Bio:
Napoleon Gomez Urrutia has served as president and general secretary of the National Mine, Metal, and Steel Workers Union of Mexico. Since his unanimous election in 2002, he has been reelected six times consecutively. He is an Oxford-educated economist and also a member of the international executive committee of IndustriALL Global Union, the world’s most powerful union organization. He works closely with leaders of unions around the world, including the United Steelworkers Union of North America.
- Collapse of Dignity: The Story of a Mining Tragedy and the Fight Against Greed and Corruption in Mexico
- Nuevo Leon: Present Crisis and Future Challenges
Napoleon Gomez Urrutia's Experience:
President and General Secretary at National Union of Mine, Metal and Steel Workers of MexicoOctober 2001 - Present | Mexico
Member of the International Executive Committee at International Metalworkers Federation IMFMay 2005 - May 2012 | Geneve, Switzerland
International President at Directors Mint ConferenceApril 1986 - April 1988 | Mexico
Director General at Mexican MintAugust 1979 - January 1992 | Mexico
Director General at Autlan Mining GroupFebruary 1992 - July 1993 | Mexico
Napoleon Gomez Urrutia's Education:
Oxford1968 – 1970Postgraduate Studies in EconomicsConcentration: Diploma in Economic DevelopmentActivities: Oxford Union Society, Wadham College Society, Latin-American Centre, tennis, swimming, rowing,
National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM - Faculty of Economics1962 – 1966Bachelor of EconomicsConcentration: Economic Theory and Macroeconomics - Graduated with HonoursActivities: Junior Tennis Club, Club France, University Club, basketball, american football,
Oxford1972 – 1974D.Phil in EconomicsConcentration: Economic Planning and DevelopmentActivities: Oxford Union Society, Wadham College Society, Latin-American Centre, tennis, swimming, rowing,
Berlin Science University1971 – 1971SeminarConcentration: Regional Economic Planning and Development
Napoleon Gomez Urrutia's Interests & Activities:
Columnist of La Jornada, the most important Mexican independent newspaper. Life member of Wadham College Society, Oxford University. International lecturer. Reading and writing, music, arts, movies, theatre, economics, history, politics, international relations, hiking, walking, baseball, tennis, american football, outdoor animal watching.