The executive vice president of Mexico’s luxury resort developer Grupo Vidanta, Iván Chávez, is one of the newest members of Inter-American Dialogue’s President’s Leadership Council.
Chávez joined the council on its fourth annual meeting on 5 June in Washington. His extensive experience in business development, strategy and operations will help to shape the Council’s agenda and advance the Dialogue’s commitment to addressing the pressing challenges facing the region.
The President’s Leadership Council is comprised of a select group of influential business leaders and change agents that share the Dialogue’s commitment to the values of democratic governance, as well as economic and social progress.
At the recent meeting, business leaders met with key figures from the administration, Congress, civil society and academia to address the most pressing issues affecting US-Latin American relations. Discussions focused on trade and immigration policy, cooperation to fight corruption and the implications of China’s growing involvement in the region.
“We are pleased to have Iván Chávez join our select group of influential business leaders on the Council,” said Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue.
“His reputation, along with the amazing work that Grupo Vidanta does throughout the region exemplifies the leadership qualities that have made the Council an integral part of the organization. We look forward to the fresh ideas he will bring.”
Meanwhile, Chávez has played an integral role in growing Grupo Vidanta. He oversees the domestic and global expansion of the company’s resort and entertainment interests. He actively participates in all aspects of Grupo Vidanta, including strategic planning, design, construction, operations, sales, and marketing.
Since joining Grupo Vidanta, Chávez has overseen the launch of Vidanta’s ultra-luxury resort brand, Grand Luxxe, which earned the AAA Five Diamond Award.
“It is truly an honor to join the President’s Leadership Council,” said Chávez.
“A tangible positive impact on our citizens”
“The Inter-American Dialogue continues to tackle the most pressing challenges we face as a region. Its tireless commitment to devise solutions and enhance cooperation between its members is having a tangible positive impact on our citizens”, he added.