Julio Garcia de las Mestas

Julio is a Sr. International Business Consultant at the International Trade Center. At the Center he works with the SBDCGlobal program to train foreign governments in Latin America on how to set up US model SBDC networks. He also provides international trade-consulting assistance for small and medium size businesses.

Julio earned a bachelor’s degree in Merchant Marine from the University of A Coruña and worked as deck officer on board 4 vessels of the Spanish Merchant Marine fleet. He has studied different fields of global trade, obtaining a degree in International Shipping as well as having received his license as a Freight Forwarder, Transport Agent and Wholesaler.

In 1994 he was awarded a scholarship to support the activities of the Commercial Service of the Spanish Embassy to Mexico. While in Mexico he was involved with several different businesses and was later in charge of Industrial Expansion Program at the Universidad Veracruzana (UV) in Veracruz. In that position he also helped create the Mexican Association of Small Business Development Centers (AMCDPE).

Julio is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) with more than 15 years experience helping small businesses positioning their products and services in the global market. He is a believer that promoting business success is a way to tackle social inequalities and promote business opportunities for American People.