President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo
Villarreal, attended the inauguration of Frédéric Garcia as President of the
Executive Council of Global Enterprises (CEEG, by its initials in Spanish), for
the period 2015-2017, replacing Pedro Padierna Bartning.
president, Pedro Padierna thanked the Federal Government, and in particular the
President Enrique Peña Nieto, for his willingness on working with the private
sector and in the search for a Mexico more and more competitive.
"how much you can do when we work together around a common commitment:
making of Mexico a better place to invest and to live with the existing
conditions for all to access for better opportunities".
Garcia, incoming President of the Council, said that he will continue to
promote the competitiveness of Mexico, focusing on the development of national
suppliers for the value chains of global companies, and the implementation of
He stressed that
"we have witnessed and supporters of the effort of the authorities and the
Mexican society to build an institutional framework that meets the requirements
of a modern democracy, an economic and productive social system that deserves a
central place in the concert of all nations".
Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed that there is a close
cooperation with the business sector, to work on an agenda for Mexico; where
today we see progress in the adoption and implementation of structural reforms;
increased levels of Foreign Direct Investment; and a greater dynamism in
foreign trade. He also endorsed the commitment to give continuity to these
achievements and the conditions that make possible these good results.
He stressed that
"through the efforts of global businessmen, today, new avenues in
international markets are opened to boost the presence of Mexico and the
Mexican products in other markets".
consists of 42 global companies, leaders in investment and creation of jobs.
Together, their productive activity generates more than 10% of Gross Domestic
Product and over 11% of Mexico's exports go to the United States, our largest
trading partner. This highlights, not only the importance of these companies in
our country, but endorsing its role as an important pillar of our economy.
Frédéric Garcia is
currently the Chairman of Airbus Mexico and Pedro Padierna Bartning is President
and CEO of PEPSICO International Mexico.
The event was
attended by Andrés Rozental, President of the Board of Directors of
ArcelorMittal; Luiz Carlos Ferezin, CEO of Accenture; Manuel Bravo, President
of Monsanto Commercial; Raúl Gallegos, CEO of GE International Mexico;
Francisco Merino, Legal and Government Affairs Vice President of Pepsico
International Mexico; Gerardo Gutiérrez Candiani, Business Coordinating Council
(CCE, by its initials in Spanish); and Enrique de la Madrid, Director General of
Bancomext. And CEOs and representatives of 42 companies that make up the
Executive Council, among others.