Ricardo Mendoza is originally from Mexico City. Mendoza completed his undergraduate studies at the Universidad Autónoma Chapingo obtaining the Title of Agroindustrial Engineer in 1990.
He has a master’s degree in Agribusiness Strategy that he obtained at the Center for Economic, Social and Technological Research of Agroindustry and World Food, of the Universidad Autónoma Chapingo in 2014.
He worked in the private initiative in 1992 and later in the Ministry of Agriculture, where he worked from 1994 to 2003, holding positions of Head of the Department of Foreign Trade, Deputy Director of Fruits and Vegetables, and Director of Basics and Oilseeds.
He is currently the General Director of the Mexican Rice Council since 2007 with extensive experience in this sector.