Group Vice President
TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Jun Umemura is Group Vice President of Toyota Motor North America, Inc., being responsible for Mexico operations. In 1984, Mr. Umemura was in charge of the operation at Toyota Motor Manufacturing U.S.A. After that, he was involved with Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky and Toyota Motor Canada Planning and Start-up. In 1991, he moved to New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) as General Manager of engineering and corporate strategy.
President and CEO
MITSUBISHI MOTORS DE MEXICO
Mr. Vallejo has participated in various Senior Management programs at the Pan American Institute of Senior Business Management (IPADE). Since February 2018, he has served as president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors de México, as well as chairman of its Board of Directors. He is an executive with a long career in the automotive industry in Mexico. Previously he held various positions in Nissan Mexicana as: export director; director of Institutional Relations and International Affairs; director of the Zero Emissions Business Unit (100% electric vehicle "Nissan LEAF"); director of Foreign Affairs; director of Human Resources and Internal Administration, as well as legal director.
NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE DEALER ASSOCIATION (AMDA)
Guillermo Prieto serves as the executive chairman of the National Automotive Dealer Association (AMDA) since March 2011. From 1982-1984, he worked as advisor to the General Director of Income Policy of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. During 2000, Mr. Prieto was also president of the International Association for Pension Funds Supervisory Organisms and was chairman of the Ibero-American Federation of Exchanges from 2003 to 2005.
MEXICAN ASSOCIATION OF AUTOMOTIVE PARTS MANUFACTURERS (INA)
Oscar Albin began his career in 1982 at the company Volkswagen of Mexico, in 1984 he entered Chrysler de Mexico where he developed most of his professional career for the next 25 years, covering different positions. During his stay at Chrysler of Mexico he served as development manager of Mexican suppliers at Chrysler Corporation in Detroit Michigan for four years and subsequently as a result of the merger of Daimler and Chrysler his destination was Mercedes Benz Spain as Procurement Director. Mr. Albin is currently the executive president of the National Industry of Automotive Parts since 2012.
Senior Manager, Americas - Light Vehicle Sales Forecasting
Mr. Vildozo is the associate director responsible for covering the automotive industry in Latin America at HIS Markit. He oversees vehicle sales, exports and production trends in the automotive industry within the region, follows investments and OEM strategy planning as well as developing the forecasts for the market. Prior to said role, Guido oversaw manufacturers' product cycles for the Americas as well as closely following trends in all markets in the Americas.
AUTOMOTIVE FUTURES GROUP
Mr. Belzowski is the managing director of the Automotive Futures group. His 25 years studying the global automotive industry at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute focused on a variety of automotive topics including product development, manufacturer-supplier-dealer relations, globalization, information technology, knowledge management, and human resources. His current research topics at Automotive Futures include intelligent transportation systems, powertrain strategies, and globalization of the automotive industry.
Sr. Director, Country Manager
J.D. POWER AND ASSOCIATES MEXICO
Mr. Gomez is responsible for business activities in the country, including establishing trusted advisor relationships with clients; he’s focused on solidifying and growing the JD POWER's automotive business and identifying potential growth opportunities in emerging industries within Mexico.
Mr. Karig retired from Volkswagen de México after 37 years of professional career in diverse management functions. For the last 20 years, he acted as the VP of Corporate Relations of Volkswagen de México, holding responsibility for Government Relations and Foreign Trade, Corporate Communications, Governance, Risk & Compliance, as well as Legal Affairs. He was also the Compliance Officer of the company. He represented Volkswagen in the Board of Directors of AMIA (Association of the Mexican Automotive Industry), and was a multiple term member of the Board of Directors of CAMEXA (German-Mexican Chamber of Commerce and Industry), which he presided from 2014 to 2017.
Mrs. Dresser is a Mexican political analyst, columnist and academic. Her work has focused on Mexican democratization, corruption, the construction of citizenship and political economy issues from a comparative perspective. She writes a political column for the Mexican newspaper Reforma, and Proceso magazine and participates in the weekly political roundtable hosted by Carmen Aristegui and the political talk show "Es la Hora de Opinar" hosted by Leo Zuckermann. She has been named one of the 300 most influential people in Mexico by the magazine Líderes Mexicanos and she won the National Journalism Award in 2010. She is the author of the bestselling “El País de uno: reflexiones para entender y cambiar a México”. Her new book, "Manifiesto mexicano: cómo perdimos el rumbo y cómo recuperarlo", was published in June 2018.
Over 40 years experience in international trade & foreign direct investment; responsible for establishing over 100 industrial projects in Mexico. He has business degrees from Babson College, Southern Methodist University and Harvard Business School. Ornelas was marketing manager for Nortexport, an exporter consortium (1974-1978); marketing manager for Interceramic, a large tile manufacturer (1978-1980); director general of Chihuahua State economic development agency (1980-1985); CEO of Intermex Industrial Parks (1986-2002) and CEO-Editor of MexicoNOW (2002-present).