The Irish – Mexican Chamber as it exists today was established by a team that launched the IMC in 2016 which included: Orla Branigan (President), John Milner (Treasurer), Raul Medina Mora, Lynda Stopford, and Connor Hennessy.

The founding members recognized the increasing level of opportunity for Ireland in Mexico and hoped to create an organization that would promote strong business links between the two communities and support small, medium and large Irish enterprises to consider Mexico as a business destination.

Ireland and Mexico have a long history of friendship and soon after its foundation, the Chamber made contact with a range of Irish companies already established in Mexico. Today, the Irish Mexican Chamber is a not-for-profit membership organization, registered with the Ministry of Economy (SE) in 2018.

IMC collaborates with the Embassy of Ireland in Mexico as well as the Embassy of Mexico in Ireland, who are a continued source of support in bolstering the historical relationship between Ireland and Mexico.

Team Ireland is also an ally to the Chamber, formed by Enterprise Ireland (Education in Ireland), IDA, Bord Bia, and Tourism Ireland, as well as Latin America Trade Council of Ireland, EuroCham and the EU Delegation in Mexico, among other Mexican entities that provide support to Mexican and Irish businesses looking to expand in Mexico and Ireland.


Ireland is a gateway to Europe
Mexico is a gateway to Latin America.
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Board Members:

Blaine Doyle

President of the Chamber

John Milner 

Treasurer of the Chamber
Partner Business Advisory
Baker Tilly México

Anthony Wilkes

Secretary of the Chamber
Director General
Trinity Language Institute

H.E. Maeve von Heynitz

Ambassador of Ireland in Mexico
Honorary President of the Chamber

Caitlín Higgins Ní Chinnéide

DHoM, Embassy of Ireland in Mexico
Honorary VicePresident of the Chamber

Orla Mairead Branigan

Associate Dean Strategy
Global Relations & Transformation
Tec de Monterrey
Board Member

Desmond Mullarkey 

Head of Growth and Revenue for Latin America
Board Member

José Pontones

Consultant and Board Director
Board Member

Raul Medina Mora

VicePresident Business Development Latam.
Bain & Company
Board Member

Paul Kenny

General Manager
Board Member

Roger Gonzalez Lau

Chief Executive Officer
Board Member

Lilia Nahon

Human Resources Director
Smurfit Kappa Mexico
Board Member

Patrick Devlyn


Jorge Castilla

Accenture Mexico


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