ACE Ambassadors

Leading voices in economic development, innovation, and entrepreneurship

The ACE Ambassadors are leaders from the ACE Network who have been selected for their top performance and valuable contributions to the program fostering economic development, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the Americas and beyond.

The list of ACE Ambassadors is revised and updated during the Ministerial Meeting of the Inter-American Competitiveness Network (RIAC) in the context of the Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF).

Guillermo Acosta

Secretary of Economy and Finances
Municipality of Cordoba
*Former Undersecretary of Federal and Sectorial Articulation – Ministry of the Production (2018)
Argentina

Virginia Ávila

Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Government of Tucumán
Argentina

Dr. Celio Vaz

Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, International Partnerships (Montreal)
Mitacs
Canada

Marcela Rueda

Deputy Director
Connect Bogota Region
Colombia

Fernando López

President
Grupo POLYTEC
*Former President of Latin American Industrial Association -AILA (2018)
Guatemala

Patricia Lewin

Liliana Reyes

General Manager
Mexican Association of PR and VC Funds (AMEXCAP)
*Former Director of Venture Capital at National Entrepreneurship Institute (2017)
Mexico

Dr. Tristan Fiedler

Director of Federal & Faculty Engagements
Florida Institute of Technology
United States

Nicole Griensewic Mickelson

Executive Director
Region Nine Development Commission
United States

Dr. Ole Janssen

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