Javier Díaz de León holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He also earned a Master of Arts in international conflict analysis from the University of Kent at Canterbury in England. Since 1991, he has been a member of the Mexican Foreign Service, and currently holds the rank of Minister. During his professional career he has served as: Deputy Consul General in San Diego; Deputy Consul General in New York, head of the Office for Migration and Hispanic Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in the United States, and executive director of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From June 2013 to May 2016 he served as Consul General of Mexico in Raleigh, N.C. In May 2016, he was appointed by President Enrique Peña Nieto as Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, Ga., where he has been serving in this position since June 18, 2016. He and his wife have two children, one of whom attends Meredith.