About Juan Manuel Calderón

Juan Manuel Calderón

National Policy Director, Mexico Fisheries & Oceans


Areas of expertise:

Public policy design and implementation, public finance, public affairs and strategic management.


Juan Manuel Calderón is National Policy Director for the Oceans Program in Mexico, where he coordinates the organization’s strategy to establish a public policy agenda in the country, aimed at reforming the fisheries sector and achieving sustainable fisheries management in the long run.


Before joining EDF, Juan Manuel took leadership responsibilities for more than six years in external affairs and public policy in the pharmaceutical industry and trade associations. Prior to that, he held management roles in the Mexican federal government, working at IMSS (Social Security Institute) and at the Office of the Chief of Staff to the Mexican President.

He has specialized in public finance, strategic planning and executive management. He has taught graduate courses in Economics, business environment analysis and public finance at Universidad Panamericana and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


  • BS in Business Administration summa cum laude from Universidad Anahuac, Mexico
  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago