Nuevo León

Governor Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz

Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz


State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Born in Monterrey on September 9th, 1972, son of Humberto Medina Ainslie and Rebeca de la Cruz Barrera, as Governor from the State of Nuevo Leon, he is committed to provide the State with a new vision.

Rodrigo Medina grew up in a close and traditional family.  His wife is Gretta Salinas Margain and they have formed a family including three children.

Graduated from Law at the Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey and earned a Masters Degree in International Corporate Law from the University of Miami.


Throughout his entire career, he has felt the conviction that the responsibility towards resolving the nation’s problems should unite rather than divide.

Mr. Medina worked within the Federal Secretary of Government and was Head of the Nuevo Leon office of the National Institute for Migration

Within the State Government of Nuevo Leon, he was Undersecretary of Citizen Attention and Religious Affairs and held the position of Technical Secretary of Intelligence and Security; later he was elected Federal Deputy during the LX Legislature where he chaired the Public Security Commission. In May of 2007 he became Lieutenant Governor.

Mr. Medina was elected for Governor on July 5th, 2009 and stepped into office on October 4th, 2009.

His goal is to lead a transparent Government, close to the needs of Nuevo Leon citizens, fostering dialogue and social inclusion that creates conditions to live in peace and well-being.