President Enrique Peña Nieto introduced to José Antonio González Anaya as General Director of PEMEX, replacing Emilio Lozoya, taking possession on February 9th when he was officially presented by Lic. Pedro Joaquin Coldwell as the new CEO of the new Productive state enterprise (Empresa Productiva del Estado).
José Antonio González Anaya, leave the “Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS)” where his work was key to improving the finances of the institution, which was in a very critical situation and required a restructures that would allow financial viability immediate future.
Now as General Director of PEMEX faces even a greater challenge, he take care of “Petroleos Mexicanos” within a never imagined crisis, partly because of the drop in oil prices, in an full Restructuring process as part of Energy Reform, lack of funds, increasing debt, a huge burden for labor liabilities representing his big staffing of trust and union personnel
Undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges Gonzalez Anaya will face is the imminent negotiation of the working conditions of PEMEX Union, where the conditions of the collective bargaining agreement in effect differ much from the boom conditions of PEMEX in the past.
José Antonio González Anaya is from Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He completed a master’s degree and a doctorate in economics from Harvard University.
Some of the important positions of public administration are:
In 2006, he work for the Secretary of Finance Agustin Carstens team.
In August 2010, he was appointed as Sub secretary of “Secretaría de Ingresos de Hacienda y Crédito Público (SHCP)” in charge at the time of Ernesto Cordero.
Already during the administration of President Peña Nieto on December 4th, 2012 González Anaya was entrusted as a General Director of the “Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS)”.
With extensive experience in management and a key knowledge of the budgetary control, the highly disadvantage faced by the new General Director of PEMEX is his ignorance in the Technical Operation area, it is currently going through a critical period, which is evident with the frequent accidents such as happened in Abkatun Alfa facilities in recent months.
The consequences involved in these changes and what priorities will be stablish by the new PEMEX CEO, creates nationally and internationally high expectations for more favorable news in the near future for the Mexican Oil industry.