Marco Lopez, Sr. Advisor to the Chairman, Grupo Carso
Marco A. López, Jr. is the President and CEO of International Business Solutions, Inc. (IBS), a business advisory firm that provides strategic business development and policy direction to both international and domestic organizations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as Senior Adviser to the Chairman of Grupo Carso and The Carlos Slim Foundation, and previously served as U.S. advisor to the successful presidential campaign of Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto on topics of border security and safety, border trade and commerce, and economic development. Prior to founding IBS, Marco was Chief of Staff at the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), helping lead an organization with a $12 billion budget and 60,000 employees.
Marco has had an accomplished career in the public sector. At the age of 22, he became one of the youngest mayors in the United States, elected into office at Arizona’s largest border community of Nogales, Arizona shortly after graduating from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He was re-elected by an overwhelming majority of the vote in 2002, one year before being tapped by then governor Janet Napolitano to work at the Arizona State Capital.