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Gerry Schwebel

Executive Vice President, Corporate International Division, IBC Bank, USA

Gerry Schwebel widely regarded as one of America’s leading experts on international trade and finance, is a graduate of Texas A&I University at Laredo (now Texas A&M International University). His knowledge and unique overview have resulted in his being called upon on numerous occasions to testify before Congress on issues of the U.S.-Mexico trade, including the North America Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the U.S. Mexico Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA); U.S.-Mexico Transportation and Logistics issues; issues related to international finance and immigration. Schwebel was directly involved in the negotiations of the new USMCA as a representative of the private sector team.

As Corporate Head of the International Division of IBC Bank since 1996, Schwebel is part of the executive management team of the bank. His position has also allowed him to become engaged in key leadership roles in
numerous local, state, national and international organizations including as Chair of the Border Trade Alliance (BTA) in 1993 (the year NAFTA was adopted); Chair of the North America Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) in 2013; Bi-national Director of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce; Member of the transportation, Logistics and Infrastructure Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Texas Border Trade Advisory Committee (BTAC); Member of the Texas Freight Mobility Committee; Appointed Member of the Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s Transportation and Ports Advisory Committee as well as Vice Chair of the I-69 Alliance of Texas and Member of I-27 Advisory Committee. In addition, Mr. Schwebel was invited to serve as a member of the prestigious Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) Advisory Council. In the Institute’s 70-year history they address and work on complex transportation challenges and opportunities with innovation, objectivity, and unmatched technical expertise.

Most recently, Mr. Schwebel is involved with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a member of the U.S.-Mexico Economic Council (USMXECO). This council serves as a platform for both the U.S. and Mexico private sectors to work together in the creation of innovative solutions to shared policy challenges, all in the name of boosting growth and creating goods and services jobs in the United States and across North America. It stems from the existing U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue, which was established in 2013 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE) (Mexican Business Council) as a bilateral private sector forum fostering conversation on key economic and trade issues that impact the relationship between the two countries.