- Executive Director, U.S.-Colombia Business Council
Cesar A. Vence is a Senior Director for the Americas at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and serves as Executive Director of the U.S.-Colombia Business Council (USCBC). Cesar is focused on enhancing commercial and investment opportunities for U.S. companies in Colombia and strengthening the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Colombia.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Cesar served in multiple roles within the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office, most recently as Deputy Director for the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs (MOIA), where he focused on positioning Atlanta as global hub for commerce, innovation, education, culture and diplomacy. Cesar led economic diplomacy efforts, which included trade promotion and FDI attraction. Cesar also worked as Senior Project Manager for Business Attraction and Coordinator for Business Retention and Expansion at Invest Atlanta where he supported over 170 businesses in the City of Atlanta representing over $150 million in revenue and was an integral part on the expansion and attraction of several companies to the City of Atlanta.
Cesar served as an analyst at the International Trade Administration (ITA), working to safeguard and enhance the competitiveness of U.S. industries by conducting antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. Cesar worked as the Deputy Director for the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC), where he advocated on behalf of the Chamber’s members before local government officials.
Cesar graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and has a Master’s in International Relations with a concentration in commerce from American University School of International Studies.