Michael C. Camuñez is President and CEO of Monarch Global Strategies LLC, a binational business advisory firm providing C-Suite strategic advice, project development expertise, government relations and supply chain sourcing for companies doing business globally, with a particular emphasis on Mexico and Latin America. Michael has significant experience as a senior executive, independent director, counselor, and advocate advising U.S. companies in domestic and global markets. He possesses a unique combination of political, legal, economic, corporate governance and international affairs expertise. Michael is a frequent commentator on international trade, international economics, and the US-Mexico relationship in the press, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, CNBC’s Squawk Box and with other media outlets. In December 2022, the editorial staff at Bloomberg named him “one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the world.”

Michael served from 2010 to 2013 as one of the nation’s leading commercial diplomats as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce at the International Trade Administration.  He previously served for two years as Special Counsel to the President in the Office of the White House Counsel, as well as Special Assistant to President Obama. He is a former equity partner of the global law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he had an international practice that included FCPA counseling and compliance.

A graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School, Michael is a Director of Edison International (NYSE: EIX), a Fortune 250 power company, and is an Independent Director of the American Funds, one of the nation’s largest families of mutual funds ($2.3 Trillion AUM) managed by the Capital Group.  He is also an independent director of Amplify, Inc., an edtech portfolio company funded by Laurene Powell-Jobs’ Emerson Collective and of Welcome Tech, a Soft Bank-backed fintech helping Latino immigrants to more successfully integrate into the U.S.  He is also a Trustee of Stanford University and the Central Valley Community Foundation in Fresno, California, where he currently resides with his husband and children.