Two Mexican business leaders earn BRAVO Business Awards

Two Mexican business leaders earn BRAVO Business Awards.  

Two Mexican government leaders will be presented with Latin Trade's 21st Annual BRAVO Business Awards following a key day-long industry conference for Latin American business and government leaders, the Latin Trade Group announced Tuesday from Miami.

Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquin Coldwell will receive the BRAVO Award as 2015 Transformational Leader of the Year, while the economist, politician and former secretary of finance, Guillermo Ortiz Martinez, will be given the 2015 Legacy Award. The two join a group of six corporate-sector winners along with Horacio Cartes, Paraguay’s president.

"The selection of two Mexican winners comes at a moment when this country has gained a tremendously strong competitive position in many industries, thanks to government action, and also to the audacity and deftness of their businessmen, who are … becoming a class of their own in Latin America," said Maria Lourdes Gallo, managing director of the Latin Trade Group.

Coldwell played a vital role in Mexico’s first energy reform in over seven decades, opening the nation’s oil, gas and electricity markets to private investors. Martinez served as Nafta’s chief negotiator, secretary of transportation and governor of the Mexican Central Bank, as well as on key international financial advisory groups such as the IMF and the World Bank.

Latin Trade Magazine readers annually nominate Latin American leaders in government, business and society. This year’s Latin Trade Symposium theme will focus on innovation. Latin Trade Group is a leading provider of information and business services to companies operating in Latin America. It publishes award-winning content in Spanish and English for distribution throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S.

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