Center of Competitiveness in Mexico





More than 20 years of experience in the business sector and the design and implementation of strategies to promote micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) at a national and international level. CEO of the Center for Competitiveness of Mexico (CCMX), an initiative of the Mexican Business Council (CMN), where he leads efforts for the development, growth and professionalization of SME’s and the promotion of value chains of large Business. FUNDES Mexico, held various managerial positions. Among his main achievements, the following stand out: the construction of agendas for the missions of the Inter-American Development Bank in different Latin American countries; the execution of comprehensive value chain programs, development of suppliers, distributors and MSMEs in Mexico, Bolivia and Guatemala. He led the opening of new markets in countries considered strategic for FUNDES. He’s currently Spokesperson for the Communication Council in the Campaigns ‘Ana and Mary’, ‘United We Are Better’, ‘The Well-being of all is our company’ and ‘We are Mexicans’. He has participated as a speaker in various events such as the ‘Foro Mic’ in Arequipa Peru and in universities such as the Monterrey Institute of Technology for Higher Studies. Juan Carlos Ostolaza Cortés is a Master in Senior Management of Government and Public Policies from the Ortega y Gasset Institute. He has a degree in Economics with a specialty in the Mexican Financial System at the Escuela Superior de Economía.

Reasons to join the program

I think that I can identify new projects to support SMEs and entrepreneurs that can take advantage of Chapter 25 of the USMCA, generating benefits for the business man from USA, Mexico and possibly for Seattle.