Carlos Martínez Velázquez holds a degree in Political Science from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and postgraduate studies in economics from the same university, with a specialisation in Energy and Environmental Policy and Management from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales.
He is a specialist in political economy with a social focus and human rights protection. He has been a civil servant since 2008, holding various positions in the federal public administration. He has also collaborated frequently as a commentator in the media and as an expert in academic publications on economics and human rights.
He is currently the director general of the Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda para los Trabajadores, INFONAVIT.