This is the hidden connection between smuggling and climate change
A little-known consequence of smuggling is on climate change, where illicit imports of products that are strictly controlled in Europe are jeopardizing our climate ambitions.
Daniel Martínez-Valle is Chief Executive Officer of Mexichem, a leading supplier of innovative solutions across multiple industries including building and infrastructure, data communications, irrigation and chemicals, and more. Mexichem has annual revenues of $5.8 billion and employs more than 22,000 people in 41 countries.
Previously, he served as CEO of Kaluz, where he was instrumental in its global expansion through strategy execution with a keen focus on return on invested capital. Also, he co-founded CoRe, a virtual think tank focused on making cities more livable. Daniel also drove customer-centric innovation in Kaluz portfolio companies.
Prior to Kaluz, Daniel was Director of Worldwide Strategy & Planning at Cisco, where he was a key member of the leadership team that drove a $5 billion investment from Cisco into Mexico. Previously he was Managing Partner at Nebli Capital Advisors, a private equity and investment advisory firm based in Spain, and CEO and founder of Aquanima, the leading provider of global supply management for large corporations in Europe and Latin America. Before this, Mr. Martínez-Valle was a founding partner of BBF Ventures, a €150 million early-stage fund.
He has also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and has served as Chief Economic Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Communications and Technology in Mexico, and the Chief-of-Staff of the Deputy Minister of Finance where he actively participated in the negotiation of a $20 billion loan during the 1994-95 financial crisis.
Daniel holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and a diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics