The Chamber presents the Good Neighbor Leadership Award for the public sector to Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture, Víctor Manuel Villalobos Arámbula, and for the private sector to Francisco Cervantes Díaz, President of the Business Coordinating Council (Consejo Coordinador Empresarial-CCE).
PRIVATE SECTOR AWARD LEADERSHIP
Mr. Francisco Cervantes Díaz, Presidente, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial – CCE
Francisco Cervantes is President of the Business Coordinating Council for 2022-2023. Mexican businessman with over 28 years of experience in the plastics industry, stone materials, real estate, and agriculture, along with an active involvement as a business sector representative.
His professional career and business leadership has led him to chair, from 2018 to 2021, the Confederation of Industrial Chambers of the United Mexican States (Confederación de Cámaras Industriales de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos- CONCAMIN), promoting a new Industrial Policy, actively promoting the Oaxaca Pact and the 2030 Committee of Sustainable Industry.
PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERSHIP AWARD
Víctor Manuel Villalobos Arámbula
Víctor Manuel Villalobos Arámbula is Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. An expert with over 40 years of experience in agronomy, agricultural economy, and environmental sciences. Villalobos holds an engineering degree in Agronomy from Mexico’s Agriculture School and an MSc in Plant Genetics from the Graduate College of Chapingo. He has a Ph.D. in Plant Morphogenesis from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.