Director, International Development, Business Council for International Understanding
Latin America in Focus
Max Horwitz serves as the Director for International Development at the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) where he joined in 2013. He leads a portfolio of global initiatives designed to support the evolving geopolitical interests of Fortune 500 companies. In this role, Mr. Horwitz serves as a bridge between senior government officials and global business leaders working toward commercial growth in markets across Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Central, East, and Southeast Asia.
Prior to BCIU, Mr. Horwitz worked for various offices within the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, including the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Denver, Colorado; the Trade Advocacy Center in Washington, D.C.; and the Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil.
BCIU was founded in 1955 through a White House Initiative of President Eisenhower. The original mission still carries through today, to support peace and prosperity through international trade by mutual understanding at the highest levels. BCIU hosts approximately 200 engagements every year that allow public and private sector leaders to discuss economic opportunities, challenges, and shared goals through candid dialogue.