John Edwin Mein is a Brazilian, born in Recife Brazil. After receiving his Masters in International Business from Thunderbird, in Arizona, he worked in the International area of a US Bank, in business promotion for the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil, and in business development for American and Brazilian companies. He was president of the American Chamber in Brazil for 13 years, during which it became the largest American Chamber outside the US.
John Edwin Mein led the efforts to organize and is the Executive Coordinator of the Alliance for Modernization of Logistics and Foreign Trade - PROCOMEX. The PROCOMEX Alliance is a coalition of over 130 business associations with the common objective of increasing the country’s competitiveness by modernizing Brazilian customs processes. The operational arm of the coalition is the Instituto Aliança Procomex that is maintained by over 40 companies.
Procomex is a member and John is the former Chair of the Private Sector Consultative Group and the former Co-chair of the SAFE Working Group of the World Customs Organization.
Day 1: Wednesday 8 November 2023