Michael C. Camuñez is President & CEO of ManattJones Global Strategies, which provides strategic advice and advocacy to help clients doing business in emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on Mexico.
From 2010 to 2013 he served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce, where he managed a global portfolio to help lead the U.S. government’s efforts to open new markets for U.S. goods, services and investment. He is widely recognized for playing a critical role in rebalancing U.S. economic policy toward Mexico and was the chief architect of the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue, which he proposed, coordinated and later helped launch during President Obama’s visit to Mexico in May 2013. Mr. Camuñez served in the Obama White House for two years as Special Counsel and Special Assistant to the President.
He was previously a partner at the international law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He currently serves on the boards of the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs/Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM) and the Pacific Council on International Policy, where he chairs the Council’s Mexico Initiative. He is also a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.