Guillermo Rosales Deputy General Director Mexican Association of Automotive Distributors, A.C. (AMDA)
Guillermo’s responsibilities at AMDA include coordination of lobbying activities, sectoral studies and public communications. In his role there, Guillermo has collaborated with the Mexican government, the authorities in Veracruz, the development bank Banrural and private sector companies. Initially a fisheries engineer, Guillermo holds a master’s degree in finance from the Universidad Veracruzana.
Alfonso Negrete Director of Automotive & Cross-Border Operations, Ryder Mexico Ryder System
Alfonso is responsible for maintaining and developing strategic initiatives and high-level performance within Ryder´s automotive operations. With more than 20 years of supply chain and foreign trade compliance experience in the automotive sector, he has served in positions of increasing responsibility within Ryder since 1997 and has contributed to Ryder Mexico’s continuous growth. Alfonso graduated in industrial engineering from Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) and holds a master´s degree from Universidad Iberoamericana (Ibero).
Sylvia Trevino Media Government, Public and Institutional Affairs Director Honda
Sylvia has held a number of private and public sector roles, including periods with companies such as Cerrey and Aduaneros Mexicanos, and stints with the Municipality of Monterrey and FIDE. She has also worked at the Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources, where she was involved among other things with the development of new regulations relating to energy-efficient vehicles and heavy vehicle noise. Her current position at Honda involves work with government bodies, associations and other industry organisations, and has included helping to develop the Celaya railway project and representing Honda as the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was developed.
Francisco Cervantes Diaz President CONCAMIN (Confederation of Industrial Chambers)
Luis Alfredo Garcia Rivera Assistant Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs
With over 16 years of experience, Luis has considerable engineering knowledge in such areas as vehicle design, product launches (in particular, at assembly plants in Mexico, the US, South Korea and Japan), vehicle architecture, vehicle performance, advanced vehicle development and vehicle safety. His experience has given him particular skills in teamwork, project management and the resolution of operational issues, as well as a strong focus on good communications, customer satisfaction and profitability.
Natalia Briseño Campillo Central Administrator of Certification and International Affairs for Foreign Trade Audit, Tax Administration Service Customs General Administration
Georgina Estrada Aguirre Central Administrator for Foreign Trade Legal Support, Tax Administration Service Customs General Administration
Jose Garcia Torres President US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Carlos Jiménez Palacios Director of Damage and Automotive Insurance AMIS
Carlos, who is an actuary for UNAM, holds a master’s degree in information technology and administration from ITAM and a master’s degree in technology administration from the Télécom Ecole de Management (TEM) in France. In his role at AMIS, he is responsible for the planning and execution of a portfolio of strategic projects as well as representing the association to regulators, government officials and the private sector.
Dr. Daniel Chiquiar Research Director Banco de Mexico
Rafael Lopez Material Planning and Logistics Director Ford Mexico
Rafael has extensive experience in manufacturing, quality and supply chain with over 30 years working for OEMs and their suppliers in Mexico and abroad. He holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering from Universidad La Salle and is a post graduate in quality and statistics.
Alfonso Gutiérrez Transport Planning, Materials and Finished Vehicles Manager Volkswagen de México
Alfonso Gutiérrez is responsible for a full range of operations and strategic planning across the inbound and outbound supply chain for Volkswagen’s vehicle and powertrain production in Mexico. He oversees planning for supplier network integration, as well as achieving logistics cost optimisation for both inbound and outbound logistics, working with purchasing departments to tender and contract logistics services to and from global locations. He has more than 15 years’ experience in logistics.
Oscar Albin Executive President National Industry of Automotive Parts
Oscar, who was born in Mexico City, completed his university studies in mechanical engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey and is currently pursuing a master's degree in renewable energies. He began his career in 1982 at Volkswagen of Mexico before a long stint with Chrysler that culminated in him becoming Director of Procurement and Quality at Chrysler de México. During his tenure at Chrysler, he served in Detroit, Michigan, as Development Manager responsible for Mexican suppliers and subsequently, as a result of the merger of Daimler and Chrysler, spent a period with Mercedes-Benz Spain as Procurement Director. He has held his current post since 2012.
Eduardo Solis Sanchez President AMIA
Before leading AMIA, Eduardo worked at the Ministry of Economy, where he served as a Head of Unit for the Promotion of Investment and was responsible for attracting key strategic projects to Mexico. Previously, he administered NAFTA and was Mexico’s Chief Trade Negotiator with Latin America negotiating free trade agreements with Chile, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, as well as bilateral agreements with Brazil, Argentina, Panama and Peru. He was Mexico’s Chief Negotiator in the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, and worked at the Ministry of Commerce and Trade as Head of Negotiations for the agricultural chapter of NAFTA, as well as for the free trade agreements with Costa Rica, Bolivia, Colombia and Venezuela, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round. Mr. Solis serves as a Director of Terrafina. Eduardo has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, and a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. from The University of Chicago and the University of Rochester, respectively.
Iker de Luisa Director General Mexican Association of Railways
Enrique Armando González Muñoz National President CANACAR
Enrique, who holds a degree in business administration from the Superior Institute of Commercial Studies, is the General Manager of transport firm Express MG. He is also the founder of the Center for Innovation and Strategic Development in Autotransport Technologies (CIDETA), which promotes innovation and technological development in the trucking sector in the state of Guanajuato. He became National President of the National Chamber of Auto Cargo Transportation (CANACAR) and Vice-President of the Confederation of Industrial Chambers of the United Mexican States (CONCAMIN) in 2018.
Sharon Gray Global Director, Automotive Key Accounts CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions
Based in Detroit, Sharon focuses on developing executive relationships and driving growth across regions supporting CHEP’s regional teams with business development and strategies aligned with its global vision.
Sharon has more than twenty years of automotive industry experience in key account sales and trade lane roles. At TNT, Sharon was a Global Strategy Manager for automotive and industrial. Prior to TNT, Sharon worked for DHL with responsibility for international sales management and was a Trade Lane Manager to China.
Sharon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Since joining WWL in 2007, Roberto has held a range of positions including Project and Commercial Manager for WWL Mexico and Global Commercial Strategy Manager, based in New Jersey and in Oslo, Norway. In 2014, he was given overall responsibility for WW Operations in Mexico, where the company employs 2,000 people and serves various OEM customers at 13 locations. Roberto previously worked as Sales Manager at the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad in Mexico. He is an accredited civil engineer from the National University of Mexico and holds an MSc in the management of logistics and transportation from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Enrique Enrich Director General Scania México
Enrique, who is an economist from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, has worked at commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania Group for more than 20 years, holding different positions in several countries including Brazil, Sweden and Colombia.
Joe Carlier Senior Vice President of Global Sales Penske Logistics
Joe is responsible for global sales and business development for the company's offices in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Before assuming his current role, he was Vice-President of Sales for Penske's Central region for six years. He has over a quarter-century of sales and operations experience in the transportation industry and during his time at Penske has been a three-time recipient of its top sales award and a two-time winner of the company's field operational excellence honor. Joe is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and has a host of local and regional supply chain business affiliations.
Gabriel Guzman District Sales Manager GEFCO
Antonio Zepeda Torres Commercial Director CSI Group
Antonio, who graduated in international business and has a master’s degree in sales and marketing, has been part of the growth story at the Port of Veracruz over more than 15 years with the CSI Group. He has been responsible at the company for a wide range of areas including port and VDC operations, yard processing operations, logistics and finished vehicle transport operations.
Arturo Rangel VP International Affairs Canacintra
Arturo has been Chairman of the Automotive Sector and Vice-President of Foreign Trade and International Affairs at Canacintra since 2016. In this role, he has represented the interests of the Mexican industry in the negotiation of various free trade agreements including the TPP, Pacific Alliance, Panama, Brazil and, more recently, the new USMCA. He has otherwise worked as Corporate Attorney at Novartis; General Counsel at the biotechnology company Syngenta; Regulatory Attorney at the Gillette Group; and Customs Counsel for the Delphi Group. Arturo has also previously served as chairman of the Customs Committee before the auto part manufacturers; and as Secretary on the Customs Committee of the Mexican Bar Association.
Carlos Renteral General Manager Horizon Auto Logistics
Carlos has more than seven years’ experience with the automotive industry and in port operations in Mexico. His career started in sales, dealing with OEMS locally and outside Mexico, after which he joined a car carrier shipping line as a Port Captain for Veracruz, Altamira, and Lazaro Cardenas. In his current role, he helps Horizon Auto Logistics in Mexico to provide land solutions for the auto industry, contributing to the processing of over 100,000 vehicles in under two years.
Omar Acevedo Commodity Buyer Logistics Services Robert Bosch
Herman Deutsch Planning Head SCT
Carlos Lazzeri Logistics Group Manager Bocar Group
Carlos has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of the Americas, Puebla (UDLAP) and more than 20 years’ experience in supply chain management, working for global companies such as SKF, Kautex Textron, JCI, Benteler, SAS and Bocar Group in just-in-time and just-in-sequence environments. From 2011 to date, Carlos has been contributing to the development of a new lean logistics operation at Bocar Group, helping it to meet high customer expectations with top quality levels while reducing logistics costs.
Laura Pérez Grovas Director of Supply Chain José Cuervo
Laura Pérez Grovas is responsible for the supply chain at José Cuervo, the world’s largest tequila maker and one of Mexico’s best-known brands. She has nearly 15 years of supply chain management experience in the food and drink sector (FMCG), having overseen demand and production planning, customer service, logistics and transport management for major companies including Bonafont-Danone Waters, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and McCain Foods.
Ignacio García de Presno Head of Infrastructure KPMG Mexico
Ignacio, who joined KPMG in 2015, has over 20 years’ experience in the infrastructure sector, working with developers, banks and consulting firms. He has been responsible for the evaluation and structuring of financing for infrastructure projects in the water, sanitation and roads sectors, as well as analysing and financing numerous real estate projects. He has participated in several technical committees responsible for the management of different infrastructure projects and in the 1994 crisis was part of the committee of banks that negotiated the toll road support scheme with the Mexican government, based on interest rate swaps.
Berenice Egure International Trade and Customs Partner KPMG Mexico
Berenice has worked with KPMG for five years, providing consultancy relating to customs compliance, international trade audits, export promotion programmes, tax strategy services, risk analysis related to trade, and implementation of internal controls for companies in various industries. Along the way, she has participated in the analysis of tariff preferences for the automotive industry, marketers and consumer companies, with the aim of promoting the free trade agreements that Mexico has signed. For the last two years, Berenice has also lectured on foreign trade issues at the University of Valle de México.
Victor Lomeli Business Development Senior Manager, Ryder Mexico Ryder System
Victor joined Ryder in 2018 to help develop its business in Mexico by managing the strategic development of its automotive, aerospace and industrial operations. He previously worked for companies including City Southern de Mexico (KCSM) and Canadian National (CN). Victor holds a master’s degree in business administration from UR and Texas A&M, as well as an international business degree from Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM).
Ricardo Apaez Innovation Director Nuevo Leon Automotive Cluster (CLAUT)
Cluster practitioner and consultant Ricardo has been part of the CLAUT team since it was founded in 2007, managing areas such as energy, sustainability, tooling, operations and innovation. He is currently responsible there for high-level innovation strategies and for managing CLAUT’s innovation centre, DRIVEN. From 2008 to 2010, Ricardo served as project manager at Japanese CLAUT member Yazaki, where he was responsible for launching head-up display products for Ford and instrument panel clusters for Toyota. In 2014, 2016 and 2018, Ricardo also served as executive director of Mexico’s first international automotive technology forum, MAINFORUM.
Daniel Codesal Coordinator OEM Services Mexico KhS Global
With a career that began as a very young Ford technician in the late Mustang cup racing series, Daniel has amassed over 20 years’ automotive knowledge. From managing service departments at fast-paced, high-volume VW and Nissan dealerships, to working with premium brands and even the super luxury niche at Lamborghini, Daniel has pursued professional development throughout his career, including periods at OEMs like Toyota and Hyundai.
Patrick Nily Global Key Account Manager time:matters
Patrick has over 10 years’ experience in global sales and logistics. He joined time:matters as Key Account Manager after four years in sales at TNT Express. Since becoming Global Key Account Manager over six years ago, he has been responsible for developing automotive industry customers and providing tailor-made transport solutions for several tier one companies.
Felix Altmann Global Key Account Manager time:matters
Felix is a sales professional with over nine years of experience in logistics. After attaining a master’s degree in management, he began working with Lufthansa Cargo in Frankfurt as a trainee and since then has held various positions at time:matters. In his current role of Global Key Account Manager, he manages and commercially develops accounts in the niche of special speed logistics and high performance, with a focus on developing tailored logistics solutions in the automotive and diplomatic environment.