General Director of Currency Issuance and Main Cashier
Banco de México
BiographyAlejandro Alegre is General Director of Currency Issuance and Main Cashier at the Banco de México. He has been with the bank since 2001 and has held different positions including Advisor to the Board of Governors, Security Director, and General Director of Planning and Budget. Previous to this, he spent 14 years working in Civilian Intelligence Services in Mexico. He was General Director of the Planning Center for Drug Control, the Intelligence Agency of the Office of the Mexican Attorney General and General Director of the National Security Intelligence Center (CISEN). He is a qualified lawyer.
About the companyBanco de México is the Central Bank of Mexico.
PresentationNew printing works and the new banknote series in Mexico
This presentation focuses on two strategic multiannual projects that make the provision of banknotes to the mexican economy more efficient, ensure the business continuity and increase the security and durability of the banknotes. A first-hand account of the challenges during the construction and incommissioning of the new printing plant will be given : which items deserve special attention, what worked well, and what could be improved? The second part describes the creation of the new banknote Series, elaborating on the various aspects of the project, the key decisions that had to be made, and the presentation of the final result.
Immersion Session: Setting up a new security printing plant - the inside view
Building a new banknote printing plant is a journey larded with plenty of challenges: choosing the right location, having the building designed and engineered, putting together the project management team, planning time and resources, and executing the project successfully, in time and within the given budgetary framework. The Banco de México embarked on this journey and has successfully inaugurated a new banknote printing plant in summer of 2018. Alejandro Alegre will look back and give a first-hand account of the journey, the obstacles that came up and the solutions that were found. This immersion session is meant for management executives who are or will be entrusted to implement a project of similar scope and complexity.