Luis Aguirre Lang will take over the position for the 2018 - 2019 period

Before the secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo and the presidents of the most important Industrial Associations in Mexico, Luis Aguirre Lang sworn-in as president of the National Council of the Maquila and Export Manufacturing Industry (Index) for the period 2018 – 2019.


“I respectfully summon all of us to dignify the performance of the export industry.  We must continue promoting productivity to remain attracting more foreign investment and reinforce value chains.  In addition, we have to carry on promoting our industrial model, as the main challenge is to maintain Mexico as a competitive country,” said Aguirre Lang.


Likewise, Serrano congratulated the now president wishing him, the new board of directors and entrepreneurs the best success and thanked them the support provided during his administration.  He commented that “the strategy in these times should be centered in strengthening commercial routes and diversify them to protect regional manufacturing platforms, always seeking to increase the national content developing productive chains.”


On the other hand, Ildefonso Guajardo Villareal, secretary of Economy, committed himself to continue developing the shared agenda and said he knew about the great leadership and strength of Aguirre Lang work.  He noted that Index Nacional was already integrated to the SE work regarding the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


On the other hand, the head of the SE referred to the NAFTA, and remembered that not only the Agreement is on play in its negotiation, but the model of the country we want.  “The danger lays in the protectionists strengths latent there and that will make us return to the Mexico from a time in which we do not want to be.”


The president of the Business Council Coordinator (CCE, by its Spanish initials) Juan Pablo Castanon recognized the great leadership Index Nacional has.  He assured that it is a serious organization, well organized and with a clear vision of what Mexico needs.  He added that without doubt Index and its member companies, are the pillar of the Mexican foreign trade; “we do trust his potential.”