Carlos J. López, President & Executive Director


Mr. López is a bilingual and bicultural International Business Executive who has been working at the Mexican Institute of Greater Houston since June 1st, 2007. He holds an MBA from INCAE the Harvard Business School founded and sponsored Institute in Latin America. He has always been involved in the educational, and business development fields in Houston. He has extensive experience as a developer of the Hispanic community in the small and international business realm, motivational and educational aspects and workforce development. He reports to the Executive Committee of a fifteen member Board of Directors. Previous experience includes over 25 years in the private and public sectors in the U.S. and in Nicaragua. Has experience in marketing, finance, sales, international trade, banking, operations and general management. Developed and conducted several market research activities, prepared and implemented successful domestic and international sales and strategic marketing and penetration plans, as well as loan recovery programs and agricultural projects. In the 1990s he also worked under contract for the IDB in projects related to the public health sector in Guyana. Mr. López has managed $10 million projects with about three thousand employees. He is the recipient of significant honors from the U.S. Congress, the U.S. SBA and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where for eight years that ended in December of 2010 he was a member of its Board of Directors. He is currently a member of the Houston Symphony Board of Trustees.