Esther Carrillo joined CIMMYT in 2011. Since 2019 she serves as General Counsel and Legal Unit Director in the Legal Department, a service area dedicated to supporting CIMMYT’s mission by providing legal advice to foster sound decision-making in all areas of its global operations. Striving to be a problem-solver committed to helping resolve issues in a cost-effective, practical, expeditious, reliable, professional, and efficient manner.
A Mexican national, Carrillo is an experienced and seasoned attorney with over twenty years of experience in international procurement, corporate, international and administrative law, government relations, labor relations, project and contract management, and compliance.
Carrillo holds a J.D. from the University of Guadalajara and a LL.M. in International Law from the University of Heidelberg.