Andres Roemer is a journalist, civil servant and an academic. Andres is president of Poder Cívico, A.C. and, in association with Grupo Salinas, curator and founder of Ciudad de las Ideas, an annual conference in the Mexican state of Puebla, as well as the creator of “Rethinking G20” and cofounder of the Casa de la Música de Viena en Puebla. Andres has authored 16 books and 2 plays. Currently, Roemer serves as Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco, California