Emerging Markets Committee


This committee offers a Turnkey Emerging Markets Program, giving mid-market companies better access to emerging markets and the opportunities they offer for economic growth.

The program includes free resources provided by government agencies and trade associations and paid services provided by consultants with specific expertise.

The mission of the CEO Connection Emerging Markets Committee is to:
  1. Identify and create opportunities in emerging markets for CEOC member mid-market companies.
  2. Develop and encourage actions that can be taken by mid-market companies to increase their access to emerging markets.
  3. Connect members to opportunities in those markets and to share best practices for operations abroad.
The aim is to help CEO Connection members enter one or more new, emerging markets with the support of experienced leaders and consultants to help us through the process.
Mexico and Indonesia are a part of the Pilot Program for 2017.

Jose A. Llontop is the the former President and CEO of Giant Cement Holding Inc. (GCHI) a $250 million/yr. in sales and 600 employees Cement Company with headquarters in Alexandria, VA. GCHI assets include three cement plants located in South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Maine, and four hazardous waste fuel-recycling facilities.

He is a Peruvian-American Executive with extensive experience in turning around underperforming businesses primarily in the cement and building materials industry. Prior to joining GCHI, he occupied senior level positions at CEMEX, a Global Building Materials Company, most notably as the Regional President of a $1 billion/yr. in sales businesses in a Cluster of Countries in Central Eastern Europe, and as President of the Company’s Egyptian operations. Prior to that he worked 13 years for Ingersoll Rand Company‘s Air Compressor Division, primarily in the USA, and later as Managing Director for the company’s Mexican operations.

For Jose’s full bio, please click here.

Serving on this committee is not designed to take a lot of time and will enable you to connect with other mid-market CEOs, create opportunities for your company, and shape the mid-market perspective on this important issue, all while collaborating on ideas to help change the world.

To join this (or any) committee, please email committees@ceoconnection.com.

To learn more about our Pilot Turnkey Program for expansion into Mexico and/or Indonesia and its many resources, please email committees@ceoconnection.com.

To speak with someone about upgrading from Basic membership, please contact membership@CEOConnection.com.

These issues affect you, your company and the people you care about. When the mid-market comes together, we can make a real difference.