Ernesto Zedillo joined the EDS Board of Directors on 17 October 2007. Zedillo is a director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. He served as the President of Mexico from 1994 to 2000; and undersecretary of the budget, secretary of the budget and economic planning, and secretary of education of Mexico from 1987 to 1993.
Zedillo served as chair of the Global Development Network and the United Nations (U.N.) secretary-general's special envoy for the 2005 World Summit; co-coordinator of the U.N. Millennium Task Force on Trade from 2002-2005; co-chairman of the U.N. Commission on the Private Sector and Development from 2003-2004; co-chair of the International Task Force on Global Public Goods from 2004-2006; and chairman of the United Nations High Level Panel on Financing for Development in 2001.
Zedillo is a director of Alcoa Inc. and The Procter & Gamble Company. He also serves as a member of the High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor on the World Bank's Commission on Growth and Development; the High Level Task Force on Climate Change organized by the Club de Madrid and the United Nations Foundation; the Trilateral Commission; the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations; the Board of Directors of the Institute for International Economics; the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group; and the Honorary Council of the Evian Group.
Zedillo holds several degrees, including a bachelor's degree in economics from the Advanced School of Economics of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional, and a master's degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.