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Lic. María Fernanda Garza Merodio

Graduada con estudios en Comunicación y Gobernanza Institucional.

Empresaria mexicana, fundadora de varias empresas de productos relacionados con el sector de la construcción. Actualmente es CEO de Orestia, empresa especializada en soluciones innovadoras en el ramo de plomería que exporta a EEUU, Canadá, Tailandia, Chile, Costa Rica y Hong Kong.

Presidenta de ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) México, Coordinadora Regional para las Américas de ICC y miembro de la Comisión Ejecutiva Mundial de ICC, la Organización Mundial de las Empresas.

Ha participado activamente en organizaciones empresariales y de la sociedad civil, ocupando diversas posiciones CCE, Coparmex, AliaRSE, e ICC. Durante diez años fue miembro de la Delegación de Empleadores de México ante la Conferencia de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo y en 2009 fue nombrada Vice-Presidente empleador en la 98ﹾ Conferencia de la OIT en Ginebra, Suiza. Ha sido nombrada representante del Sector Empresarial ante diversas instancias gubernamentales. Promotora de la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial en México y miembro del Corporate Responsibility Network del BIAC – OCDE e incansable luchadora contra la corrupción en México, participa activamente en el movimiento social por una cultura de honestidad e integridad.

Graduated in Communications, specialized in Marketing and Organizational Communications from Universidad Ibero Americana, with studies in Institutional Governance at IPADE Business School.

Mexican business woman, founder of various manufacturing and distribution companies of building products.

CEO of Orestia, a manufacturing company specialized in innovative plumbing solutions, with exports to NAFTA region, Latin-American and Asia.

Her interest in improving the business environment, made her a prominent business leader at a young age. Board member of Mexico´s leading business organizations,; such as COPARMEX, CCE, ALIARSE, SenM, amon others.

For ten years, Mexico’s Employer Delegate to the International Labor Organization Conference, where she became appointed Employer’s Vice Chair at the ILO’s 98th Session.

Has been appointed as Business Representative in various governmental boards, such as The Mexican Council for the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation, The Supervisory Board of the Mexican Workers Housing Institute and the National Evaluation for Education Institute, among others.

Advocate for the CSR in Mexico and Member of BIAC’s Corporate Responsibility Network, a leading figure in the anticorruption movement in Mexico.

President of ICC Mexico, Regional Coordinator for the Americas, Executive Board Member and President of ICC’s Board Committee NetCom.