The U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue has turned to Patrick Ottensmeyer, president and CEO of Kansas City Southern Railway, to lead a strategic trade initiatives working group, aimed at advancing the relationship between the two nations by recommending private sector solutions to bilateral trade challenges.
In a news release announcing the section, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive said Ottensmeyer was uniquely qualified for that role. “Pat is the right person to lead this effort at an important juncture in the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico, our neighbor and third largest trading partner,” said Myron Brilliant, the Chamber’s executive vice president and head of International Affairs. “He is deeply committed to advancing trade and investment between the U.S. and Mexico, and he is a recognized leader in a railroad industry that connects our highly integrated North American economy.”
The U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue began in 2013 to help business leaders on both sides of the border improve trade and collaboration, complementing a government-to-government series of talks.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Its International Affairs division includes more than 70 regional and policy experts and 25 country- and region-specific business councils and initiatives. The U.S. Chamber also works closely with 117 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.