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AMIA appoints new CEO

José Zozaya Délano will be in charge of the official representation of automotive shipowners located in Mexico.

The Board of Directors of the Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA) reported that José Guillermo Zozaya Délano is the new executive chairman of this business body.

“With this appointment, the Association seeks to continue to foster an open and transparent dialogue with different stakeholders, in order to promote the economic development, employment, education and social welfare of Mexican families who depend directly and indirectly on the automotive sector,” AMIA said in a press release.

José Zozaya has a professional career of more than 40 years in public, legal and international affairs, as well as mergers and acquisitions, and will take over the leadership of the partnership in a context in which the automotive industry has been slowed by the health emergency and the challenges involved in the entry into force of the new Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC).

Until last July, Zozaya served as president, general manager and executive representative of Kansas City Southern of Mexico (KCSM),a position he held for 14 years; before he was Director of Legal and Government Affairs at ExxonMobil Mexico, where he spent nine years.

The new leader of the shipowners, has also been president of the Mexican Association of Railways (AMF) and president of the Mexican Transport Council (CMET), as well as a member of the board of directors of Afore Siglo XXI. He is currently vice-president of Concamin, and has been Vice-President of the Executive Board of Global Enterprises (CEEG).

“I am very excited about this new challenge as executive chairman of the AMIA, especially in the important context in which our country is, facing the COVID-19 epidemic and the entry into force of the T-MEC, one of the largest economic agreements in the world. I am sure that the automotive sector is one of the main drivers for the social welfare of Mexico and that we will continue to promote that it continues to be so,” said José Zozaya after his appointment.

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