Sergio Sarmiento is one of Mexico’s most distinguished journalists and editors. He began publishing opinion pieces in magazines and newspapers at age 17, before receiving a bachelor of arts in philosophy from York University of Toronto, Canada. At 24 he was appointed editor-in-chief in Latin America by Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishers, Inc., the youngest ever in the history of the company. He edited and published the Enciclopedia Hispánica.
Sarmiento’s syndicated newspaper column is presently published in more than 20 Mexican newspapers, including Reforma. He is the anchor of La Red de Radio Red, a news radio show. He heads the board of editors of TV Azteca, a television network. He is also president of Caminos de Libertad, a foundation of Grupo Salinas that promotes political, economic and social freedom. He hosts television shows “La Entrevista con Sarmiento”, “Quinto poder” and “13 en libertad”. His opinion pieces have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Le Monde.
Sergio Sarmiento was made chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 1998. In 2003 he received the Antena Life Achievement Award of Mexico’s National Chamber of Broadcasters. In 2005 he was president of the jury of Mexico’s National Journalism Award. In 2011 he was invested commander of the Order of Isabella the Catholic by the Spanish government. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Media Leaders and International Media Council.