Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

What We Do

Established in 2018, the U.S.-Guatemala Business Council (USG-BC) focuses on promoting and facilitating dialogue between both countries and the Guatemalan private sector and U.S. investments in Guatemala. Our aim is to work on developing a structured economic agenda and policy priorities to address challenges to investment and economic growth…


Executive Director

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…