Luis Manuel Encarnación Cruz
Luis Manuel Encarnacion holds a BA in International Relations, a diploma in Political Science by the Institute d'Études Politiques (Sciences Po) - France, and a MSc in International Health Policy at the London School of Economics (LSE). He holds certificates in legislative planning, public health, health economics, and civil society management. Between 2013-2016, Luis was the Director of Fundación Mídete, a Mexican non-government organization working on prevention and control of obesity and diabetes. Between 2013-2017, he was the Coordinator of the ContraPESO Coalition, becoming one of the most important spokespersons and advocates of the tax on sugary drinks in Mexico, proposal approved by Congress in 2013 and adopted since 2014. He was also the Co-coordinator of the México Salud-Hable Coalition, the national NCD alliance with more than 100 members, and the former leader of the Mexico City chapter of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YPCDN). In 2018, Luis became a member of NCD Child’s Governing Council for the period 2018-2020, and his tenure was renewed for a second term from 2020-2022. He’s currently Capacity Development Manager at NCD Alliance based in Mexico City, where he leads the NCDA Advocacy Institute, a flagship initiative supporting coalition building and advocacy efforts in Latin America, Africa and Asia, promoting the strengthening of civil society as platforms for NCD policy change.