BMBC at your service

As a non-profit organisation and accredited Belgian Chamber of Commerce, we are committed to full transparency and good governance, in accordance with the laws of Mexico and Belgium. We organize an Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the BMBC presents to its members a recount of activities, work and projects realized during the past year, in addition to showcasing the following year’s roadmap.

The AGM is a critical part of our organisation, creating a forum where our President and Vice-President are elected, ensuring our members have the opportunity to not only be aware of Chamber activities, but also vote and participate in electing our Board members in a democratic way.

We have a close relationship with the Belgian Embassy in Mexico City and its trade commissioners from the Flanders and Walloon regions. 
Moreover, we are part of the network of Belgian Chambers throughout the world (BLCCA) and have privileged relationships with the Belgian chambers in 
Canada, US, Chile Brazil and Argentina.

2023 - 2024 Board of Directors

Rodrigo Cornejo Avendano,  President

Mr Cornejo Avendano is country manager Mexico and Channel Director LATAM at Barco. 

Angel de Leon Zamora, Board Member

Mr Leon Zamora is head of Legal and Compliance for the Americas, Middle East, Africa and Asia Division at Ontex

Jose Angel Arzate, Board member

Mr Arzate is General Manager at Facil NA de Mexico

Emilio Arteaga Vázquez, Board Member

Mr. Arteaga is a legal counsel to BMBC and an international trade and business lawyer.

Antoine Merveille, Board member

Mr Merveille is Head of Services at Odoo Mexico.

Miguel del Villar, Board member

Mr del Villar is founder and CEO at PGT Business Consulting

Kathleen Billen, executive director

Kathleen is a tax lawyer, world traveler, writer and speaker about Belgian hospitality and etiquette

Kasia Ponsko, Treasurer

Kasia is a local attorney assisting foreign companies in their operations on the Mexican market

Irlanda Pretelin,Secretary

Irlanda is an administrative office assistent at Barco Mexico

Helga Similon, Marketing

Helga is a marketing director with extensive experience in multinational FMCG companies across different countries and keen traveller

Honorary members

H.E. Johan Verkammen

Ambassador of Belgium to Mexico

Wim Van Cauteren

Trade Commissioner, Flanders Investment and Trade

Christophe Smitz

Trade Commissioner, Wallonia Export-Investment Agency