Napoleon Gomez Urrutia

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 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.

Author of:

  • 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 Background

Napoleon Gomez Urrutia's Experience

President and General Secretary at National Union of Mine, Metal and Steel Workers of Mexico

October 2001 - Present | Mexico

Member of the International Executive Committee at International Metalworkers Federation IMF

May 2005 - May 2012 | Geneve, Switzerland

International President at Directors Mint Conference

April 1986 - April 1988 | Mexico

Director General at Mexican Mint

August 1979 - January 1992 | Mexico

Director General at Autlan Mining Group

February 1992 - July 1993 | Mexico

Napoleon Gomez Urrutia's Education

Oxford

1968 – 1970

Postgraduate Studies in Economics

Concentration: Diploma in Economic Development

Activities: Oxford Union Society, Wadham College Society, Latin-American Centre, tennis, swimming, rowing,


National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM - Faculty of Economics

1962 – 1966

Bachelor of Economics

Concentration: Economic Theory and Macroeconomics - Graduated with Honours

Activities: Junior Tennis Club, Club France, University Club, basketball, american football,


Oxford

1972 – 1974

D.Phil in Economics

Concentration: Economic Planning and Development

Activities: Oxford Union Society, Wadham College Society, Latin-American Centre, tennis, swimming, rowing,


Berlin Science University

1971 – 1971

Seminar

Concentration: 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.