Ignacio Loyola Vera (born 10 September 1954 in Santiago de Querétaro, Qro.) is a Mexican politician. He served as Governor of Querétaro from 1 October 1997 to 30 September 2003. Later, Federal Attorney of Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), 2006–2008. Member of the National Action Party. He obtained a B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering and Zootechnology at the ITESM.
With no previous experience in politics, he was candidate to the governorship of Querétaro in 1997. In a surprising victory he defeated Fernando Ortiz Arana (Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI). He approved the construction of the new international airport, which began in 2002 and was inaugurated in 2004 by his successor.
During his government, the following actions are the most remarkable: The construction of the International Airport of Querétaro, The Ecocentro Expositor, The Cultural Center Gómez Morín, and the Hospital del Niño y la Mujer, among others.
During his administration, Querétaro improved in different veins such as tourism, employment, security, Economic Development and less corruption.
In 2001, when the political group denominated "zapatistas" organized a march through several sections of the country until they reached the Mexican capital, Loyola confronted subcommander Marcos, making notice of whether or not the EZLN was worthy of being called an army.Director of his own agricultural business
Advisor to COPARMEX (1992–1994) .
Vice-President of the Society of Agricultural Engineers and Parasitologists (1993–1995).
Advisor to CANACO (1994–1996).
Director of COPARMEX in Querétaro (1996).
Governor of Querétaro (1997–2003).
Advisor to the SCT, prepared studies for the high-speed train project from Mexico City to Guadalajara.
Federal Attorney of Environmental Protection, appointed by President Felipe Calderón (December 2006-January 2008).