Ambassador Porfirio Thierry Muñoz Ledo
Consul General of Mexico in Toronto
Ambassador Porfirio Thierry Muñoz Ledo, who has been a career member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1986, was appointed Consul General of Mexico in Toronto in June, 2016. Prior to this position, he served as Mexico's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), based in Paris.
Muñoz Ledo holds a degree in law from the Autonomous Metropolitan University (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana) in Azcapotzalco, Mexico, and a master's in public policy and administration from the London School of Economics (LSE) in the United Kingdom.
He joined the Mexican Foreign Service through the public selection process and has risen up through the ranks from the category of Diplomatic Attaché. Since April 2012, he has held the rank of Career Ambassador.
Over the course of his diplomatic career he has held bilateral and multilateral roles and, on occasions, has combined both responsibilities. Muñoz Ledo has held a wide range of diplomatic and consular posts, and has also carried out various responsibilities in the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs in Mexico.
His diplomatic background includes assignments to Mexican embassies in the United Kingdom (1986-1989), Austria (1989-1994), and France (1998-2000), where he was Deputy Chief of Mission and then Chargé d’Affaires. He was also posted to Mexico's Permanent Missions to the United Nations and other international organizations based in Vienna (1989-1994) and to the Office of the United Nations and other international organizations based in Geneva (1994-1998).
In the consular service he has served as Consul General of Mexico in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States (2004-2007), also covering the states of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont.
Muñoz Ledo was Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco (2007-2013), from where he also served as concurrent Ambassador to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Gabonese Republic, the Republic of Ghana, the Republic of Mali and the Republic of Senegal.
At the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, he held the following positions: Deputy Director General for the United Nations System (2000-2001); Advisor to the Undersecretary for Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the United Nations (2001); Director General for the United Nations System (2001- 2003); and Head of the Cultural Affairs Division (2003).
With the Mexican central government, he has served at the General-Direction of International Financial Affairs of the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (1978-1980) and at the General-Direction for Social Services of the Secretariat of Programming and Budget (1980- 1982). In the state-owned sector, he was financial advisor at the Representative Office of PEMEX in Paris (1985-1986).
Ambassador Muñoz Ledo has represented Mexico at international conferences and meetings and has also been invited to participate in academic seminars and symposia. He has written articles on Mexican cultural policy, the oil industry in Latin America and Mexico's participation in the United Nations Security Council.