Alejandro Alegre (52) 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.
One of the main objectives of the Banco de México's strategic plan is to improve the capability and efficiency through which Mexican currency demands can be fulfilled, whilst assuring the quality of the banknotes throughout. For this purpose, Banco de México is developing three projects with the aim of enhancing currency infrastructure and upgrading Mexican banknotes and coins. The projects are: 1) a second printing works 2) a new banknote series and 3) a new coin series.