Consul General Andres Chao Ebergenyi
About the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver
The Consulate General of Mexico in Denver was established in 1893, 17 years after Colorado became the 38th state of the United States of America (USA). It was the first Consulate established in the state. In 1893, local businessman William N. Byers, on behalf of Denver’s Chamber of Commerce, sent a letter to Mexican President Porfirio Diaz asking for the establishment of a Mexican Consulate to ease commercial relations.
Currently, the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver serves the communities living in Colorado’s 63 counties, Wyoming’s East 13 counties and Montana's East 23 counties.
Mexico in Colorado and Colorado in Mexico
Mexico and Colorado have a close economic relation. Mexico is the second foreign trading partner of Colorado and the largest market for the state's agricultural products. According to the Colorado Department of Agriculture, in the first six months of 2012 exports of the state's agricultural products to Mexico increased 16% by $21 million to $149 million, representing 35.7% of all Colorado's exports to Mexico. On the other hand, Mexico exports to Colorado are used in a variety of industries, including automotive, machinery and medical. Trade and investment in both directions help create jobs in manufacturing and services in the state.
In 2011, the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver issued more than 90,000 documents to Mexicans who live in the area and foreigners who want to visit or do business in Mexico.
About the Consul General
Andres Chao was appointed Consul General of Mexico in Denver by President Felipe Calderon and ratified by the Mexican senate on March 2011.
Consul Chao holds a degree in communications from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (Metropolitan Autonomous University) and has post-graduate studies in business management from INAP.
In 2006, he opened the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock, the first diplomatic representation in the state of Arkansas where he was Consul of Mexico until June 2011. From 2004 to 2006, he was the Press Attaché at the Consulate General of Mexico in New York.
He worked in 2004 at the Office of the President of Mexico as the Coordinator for National Media Relations. In 2002 he was appointed as the Permanent Representative to Europe at the Embassy of Mexico in The Netherlands. In December of 2000 he worked at the Office of the President of Mexico as his Private Secretary.
He was born in Mexico City. He is married and has 3 children.