Leveraging Relations to

Strengthen Our Economies

Change is Possible When We Are United!

Economic Growth

The Fight Against Corruption

Job Creation



The U.S. – Guatemala Business Council (USG-BC) is an organization established to strengthen relations between the United States and  Guatemala. The mission of the organization is to provide a platform for communication between business, government leaders, policymakers, academia, and civil society in the U.S. and Guatemala.



In an era of increasingly important North-South relationships, Guatemala plays a geostrategic role for U.S. National interest. A strong relationship between our countries is vital to achieve successful results towards our common goals. We aim to work together to deliver on the promise of, improving our economies, fighting corruption, job creation, strengthen border security, reduce illicit migration, improve health and education, combat drug-trafficking and organized crime, in a way that is significant, quantifiable and immediate.


VillaNueva Sosa

Edgar Villanueva is the Co-Executive Director of the U.S. – Guatemala Business Council. He is responsible for the Council’s management and initiatives. He is also a part of its Board of Directors.  

Before joining the Council, Villanueva was an advisor to the Guatemalan Minister of Labor and Minister of Government on international and legal affairs. Prior to that he was member of the diplomatic service, where he last served as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Guatemalan Embassy in the United States of America until 2016. In that position he was also in charge of Congressional relations and help build bipartisan support for issues related to Guatemala. In 2011, he was awarded the Monja Blanca Decoration from the Guatemalan Ministry of Defense, for his commitment to the strengthening of the relation between his country and the United States of America. 

Before his diplomatic post, Mr. Villanueva worked for Guatemala based law firms on local and international corporate affairs. 

He holds a law degree from Francisco Marroquín University and an LLM from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He speaks Spanish and English.

Nation Building Projects

  • Economic Growth
  • The Fight Against Corruption
  • Job Creation
  • Migration Reduction
  • Stronger Institutions, Laws and Justice
  • The Reduction of Chronic Malnutrition and Poverty
  • Entrepreneurship and Investments
  • Infrastructure for Development
  • Leadership in Public Policy and Public Administration
  • Border Security
  • Energy Integration
  • Media for Development


Contact Us



U.S. Guatemala Business Council
CACIF Ruta 6 9-21 Zona 4, Nivel 9
Guatemala City, Guatemala 01004


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