Arturo Rangel-Bojorges Mendoza has a degree in Law from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City; he holds specialties in Corporate, Civil and Administrative Law at the same University; Antitrust from the International Law Center en Dallas, Texas; and, Customs by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Besides his legal specializations he holds an MBA from Warsaw University (2008-2009).
He has been member of the consulting group of the Cosmetic Industry. (CANIPEC 2000-2001); legal advisor for the Biochemical Sector (AMIFAC -2001-2003); legal advisor of the independent committee of the Mexican Senate to amend the bio-safety Law in 2003-2004; chairman of the Customs Committee before the auto part manufacturers (INA, 2005-2016); acted as Secretary on the Customs Committee of the Mexican Attorneys Association. (BMA 2007- 2009); recently elected as Chairman of Automotive Sector at Canacintra and Vicepresident of Foreign Trade and International Affairs; where he is representing the interests of the Mexican industry in the negotiations of various free trade agreements such as TPP, Pacific Alliance, Panama and Brazil.
He has worked as Corporate Attorney at Novartis, General Counsel at the biotechnology company Syngenta; Regulatory Attorney at the Gillette Group; and, he is currently the Customs Counsel for the Delphi Group (2003 to date).
He currently serves as Director of Public Policy Central for Uber Technologies Mexico. An Executive with more than 20 years of experience in the areas of Public Affairs, Government and lobbying in multinational companies including Toyota and General Motors. He has also specialised in areas related to foreign trade and regulatory issues in the automotive industry and served as Director of various business associations.
He is an Industrial Engineer from the Universidad Panamericana and has a master's degree in business (MBA) focused on Marketing from the Technological Institute of Advanced Studies of Monterrey (ITESM).
Luis Castellanos is responsible for strategies to improve customer satisfaction and increase profitability in easing, repair and upgrade services, aftersales operation methods in the workshops, warranty service and call-centre service. He is also responsible for Mexico’s regulatory matters, recall and internal maintenance and repair upgrades, administration, aftersales accessory promotion and the management of spare parts and accessory logistics, distribution and storage. He joined Peugeot Mexico in August 2005 and has operated in a variety of roles including Quality and Dealer Network Development Director, Marketing and Quality Director, Training and Quality Director and Dealer Network Development Director. Prior to joining Peugeot Mexico, he spent four years at Volkswagen de Mexico in the role of Planning and Organisation Network Specialist.
AMIA (Asociación Mexicana de la Industria Automotríz)
AMIA (Asociación Mexicana de la Industria Automotríz)
Since 1993, he has been General Director of the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) institution he first joined on 1992 as Head of Economic Studies.
As such, he has represented the interests of the Mexican automotive industry during different negotiations of Free Trade Agreements as NAFTA, European Union, MERCOSUR, Colombia, Nicaragua; Costa Rica; Honduras y El Salvador; Israel, Japan, Pacific Alliance, Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
He has been speaker at several seminars and forums organized by entrepreneur institutions as the federation of Mexican industrial chambers (CONCAMIN), the Mexican insurance institutions association (AMIS), the Mexican finance specialized entities, (AMEF) and the Mexican Dealers Association (AMDA).
In addition, he participates in academic forums including: Postgraduate Economic Studies of the University of Mexico (UNAM), the Mechanical and Electrical Engineers School of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and the Business School of the Technological Institute of Monterrey Mexico City Campus, among others.
Mr. Cuevas has an Economics Degree from the School of Economics, University of Mexico- UNAM, a Master’s Degree on Economic Development and Planning. Institute of Social Studies from The Hague, Holland.
Richard DeBoer is responsible for supply chain logistics activities along with sales, pricing and marketing for the organisation. Richard joined Carter in 2010 after serving 14 years as Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded transportation company and more recently 12 years as Chief Operating Officer of two mid-sized transportation companies. Since Richard joined the Company in 2010, it has doubled its sales and instituted pricing software which created pricing discipline. He leads the financial analyst team which produced substantial cost saving initiatives for the company’s customer base. Most recently, Richard has expanded Carter’s Intra-Mexico business by utilising cross docking services to provide cost savings for customers.
German Dominguez is recognized as a renowned thought leader in Direct Material Supply-Base Localization & Rationalization, Nearshoring and Reshoring from Asia-Pacific’s Low-Cost Countries (LCC) to Latin America’s Best-Cost Country (BCC), Mexico. For over 20 years, he has worked with a wide range of automotive OEM and Tier 1 manufacturing companies including General Motors, Delphi Automotive, Valeo Automotive, Fiat, Magneti Marelli’s Automotive Lighting, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and many others by helping them reduce their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by an estimated $2.7 Billion. He has spearheaded 1,000+ Mexico sourcing initiatives for more than 10,000 P/Ns, and has personally negotiated with over 500 suppliers. German has been directly responsible for increasing shareholder value by setting the strategy for the commodity negotiations and creating the highest leverage across direct materials to drive double-digit cost reductions on the BOM. He provides strategic advice assisting companies in achieving their product’s lowest total cost leadership position in the market as a key competitive advantage and in helping Tier 1 suppliers quote more competitively to OEM customers to win new business, while improving working capital that positively impacts the company’s EBITDA. German is an expert professional practitioner of Tear-Down Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE).
With 23 years of experience in the automotive sector in different countries, Torben joined Volvo Mexico in May 2016 to take responsibility for Volvo’s a network of distributors across 15 states and promoting the Volvo brand across the Mexican market.
Originally from Denmark, Torben has been in the automotive sector for more than 20 years and has held key roles for Volvo over that time including Area Director for 16 importers in Latin America and previously Managing Director of Volvo Car Turkey, responsible for the National Sales Company, as well as importers from 26 markets throughout the Middle East, Mediterranean, North Africa and Central Asia. In addition, Torben has also served as President of Volvo Cars International Customer sales, responsible for diplomatic and military sales, as well as for the factory delivery center in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Shannon joined Rich Logistics in 1999, over the last 18 years he has served in multiple roles within the organization including Director of Sales and Chief Financial Officer. Shannon has led the tremendous growth of the organization through the expansion of Scheduled Cross Border Truckload Services and Unscheduled Cross Border Expedites, most recently he led the creation of the new Rich Logistics Direct Door to Door service. Shannon has a proven track record of providing industry leading solutions for Cross Border Supply Chains in North America.
Guillaume Fouché is Business Manager for Latin America at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the division of Bloomberg focussing on clean energy and transportation. Guillaume joined BNEF in 2010 in London, few months after the acquisition of New Energy Finance by Bloomberg, to cover commercial relations in Southern Europe before being transferred in New York in 2014.
Prior joining Bloomberg, Guillaume worked 2 years out of Madrid as Business Manager for the French Start-up Meteodyn which develops Wind resource assessment software and consulting services.
Guillaume holds a Master in Applied Physics from the University of Angers (France), a Master in Technological Innovation from the Engineering School ISTIA (University of Angers - France) and a MBA from the Graduate Business School of Paris Sorbonne University (IAE) Paris).
Per Folkesson comes with a long experience in the maritime industry, especially from the PCTC sector. Before taking the lead at Horizon Terminal Services, Per led Höegh Autoliners’ activities across the American continent. Per was employed by Höegh Autoliners in 1994 and he has since held several positions within Höegh’s Oslo headquarters. Over the last ten years, he has led and built the company’s activities in many parts of the world; such as Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Per Folkesson began his career at sea sailing with various shipping companies and later graduated as Master in Nautical Science.
Alfredo Guerrero is currently Leader of Intelligent Mobility at Ford de México, responsible for the operation of the Ford Smart Mobility team designing, building and investing in emerging opportunities of mobility services. Alfredo is a Mechanical Engineer from Tec de Monterrey with a specialty in Automotive Engineering and holds a Masters in Engineering and Management from MIT.
With more than 20 years of experience within Audi, Peter Koltai has fully immersed himself into the development of the logistic processes of the Brand. His story in Mexico goes back to 2013, even before the foundations of Audi México were built. As one of the founders of Audi newest Smart Factory in San José Chiapa, he faced the challenge of developing the supply and delivery chain with around 160 suppliers in the region and then, within the department of Production Control and Logistics. Under his leadership, he developed rail, highway and port infrastructures to deliver the Audi Q5 at Premium standard. One of his key achievements was to launch the port of Lázaro Cárdenas for vehicle shipments on behalf of the Group, to Asia and Oceania, significantly reducing shipment lead times.
Tomasz Lis has over 15 years of experience within the Maritime sector, including Automotive Logistics. During his career at Höegh Autoliners Tomasz has held various positions within the Company with emphasis on establishing presence in new and emerging markets. Most recently, he has spearheaded the company’s developments in Mexico as the largest PCTC operator through optimization of sales and operational processes including a first class customer service. Tomasz currently also serves as director of Horizon Auto Logistics, the Mexican arm of Horizon Terminal Services.
Leonardo founded DIREPSA, a company specialising in Automotive and Motorcycle parts wholesale and retail, as well as consulting services for overseas companies wishing to establish operations in the Mexican Market. Leonardo brings years of experience in Sales / Aftersales, Management and Finance focusing on the Automotive industry.
Prior to founding DIREPSA, Leonardo has held roles including as Managing Director of GRUPO CONTUSA which provided development services for foreign automotive companies operating in Mexico and as National Sales Manager, Mexico Aftermarket Sales for DENSO Aftermarket Division. Leonardo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from ITESM Campus Guadalajara
Juan is a native Mexican with 21 years of experience in the Automotive and Transportation Industries. In 1996 he received a Bachelor´s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the UDLA-Puebla, followed by an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. In addition, he has several diplomas from The ITESM, Nelson Mandela University, Lancom Finance and Management Institute, and the London Business School among others.
Juan has held various management positions in Germany, South Africa, United States, and México with strong focus on Program Management, Start-ups, P&L Improvements, and Financial/Operational turnarounds.
Primary focus today is the responsibility of all ongoing Manufacturing and Quality activities of FIS in Mexico including Program Management, Engineering and local Customer interface.
Jimena is co-founder and CEO at Carrot carsharing. She holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Previously she has worked in Strategic Planning and Product Management for the Business To Consumers (B2C) branch at Hewlett Packard and in Business Development at Televisa Mobile with DigiONE Mobile.
Jimena is an Endeavor Global Entrepreneur since 2012, an active member at DWEN Dell Women Entrepreneur Network, and WeXchange BID program. She is also co-founder and President at Muev A.C., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promote and improve mobility services through innovation.
Letícia Rocco became CEO of DaiCom (Daimler Compra y Manufactura México) in April 2016, with the aim of establishing the company and launching its operations. Key activities include the management of financial and administrative processes across the Daimler Group subsidiaries in Mexico.
DaiCom is also responsible for the Mercedez-Benz Brand Compact Car Production to COMPAS (Cooperation Manufacturing Plant Aguascalientes), a Joint Venture between Daimler and Nissan.
Previously, Letícia spent 4 years in Madrid, holding responsibility for the integration of the MITSUBISHI-FUSO truck brand (between 2014 and 2015) across the entire Mercedes-Benz distribution and dealership network in Spain and during her time, ultimately forming Mercedes-Benz Spain SA as the new national distributor of the Mercedes-Benz marque. Letícia was also in charge of the Customer Relationship Management of Mercedes-Benz Aftersales for Spain and Portugal and the Logistics Management of Spare Parts for the region, including Inventory planning.
Before leaving for Spain, Leticia was at Daimler’s Headquarters in Stuttgart where she was in charge of Price Strategy and Marketing Services of the Mercedes-Benz brand globally.
As an Italo-Brazilian, Letícia speaks 5 languages and has a degree in Naval Engineering from the University of São Paulo. She began her career in Brazil with Lloyds Bank Plc. in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions and in 1996, she moved to Stuttgart to join Daimler AG in their International Management Trainee Program.
Letícia’s passion for languages, other cultures and, above all, international challenges has led her to achieve various leadership positions in Germany, Portugal and Spain across Marketing, Logistics, Control, Aftersales and HR during her career with Daimler.
At a relatively young age, Enrique joined McLaren Mexico in September 2016 to take responsibility for McLaren's sales, marketing, public relations, logistics and distribution operations for the Mexican market.
Enrique has been the automotive sector for most of his professional career with a period in DuPont Mexico before rejoining the automotive industry at Mercedes-Benz Mexico. He has been tasked recently with the expansion of McLaren's dealer network in the most important cities in the country. McLaren Mexico has become the most successful supercar brand in Mexico and is looking to maintain its record sales streak with the introduction of new models.
Stephen Smith is the Director of Sales at RideCell and brings with him 27 years of Silicon Valley tech sales and business development experience. He has built and managed teams evangelizing new technologies across both the consumer and enterprise marketplace. He’s been contributor and manager on teams that introduced the Apple Macintosh, Apple Laserwriters, Wireless data devices (with Novatel Wireless), in car GPS Navigation systems (with Magellan) and Navigation and Advertising Saas solutions for mobile devices (with NAVTEQ/Nokia.). Stephen has a proven track record of building and leveraging partnerships internally and externally to generate significant revenue opportunities
Ricardo Thierry Aguilera is President of the National College of de Industrial Engineers in Mexico. He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering and member of the consortium GLORI (Global Logistics Research Initiative). With a clear interest in Logístics and Supply Chain Management, his experience of 32 years goes from the autoparts industry, through to consulting for companies like FEMSA Coca-Cola, Walmart de México, UNILEVER, ADO, Baxter and others.
He participated in the Mexican autoparts industry as Logistics Manager in Grupo Condumex, and Corporate Marketing Manager for the same Group managing brands such as Gabriel Shock absorbers in México, Condumex and Condulac Cables and Sealed Power Motor Parts.
He is the Director of graduate industry related programs in Industrial Engineering and Logistics and Supply Chain at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Metropolitan Zone México City where he has worked in different capabilities since 2000.
Roberto’s career with WWL started in 2007. He has held a range of positions, including Project and Commercial Manager for WWL in Mexico, and Commercial Strategy Manager for the global commercial organisation, based in New Jersey and in the company’s headquarters in Oslo, Norway. There, he collaborated with the company’s CCO in developing commercial strategies for WWL’s global corporate accounts, and several commercial projects including new way of working, CRM system and sales training programmes. Roberto joined the company from the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad, where he worked for four years as Sales Manager for the Mexico business.