Herminia Diaz, Deloitte Mexico, has more than 26 years of experience, 19 of them at Deloitte. During this time she has provided tax advice to multinational companies doing business in Mexico, including clients from the Maquiladora industry, manufacturing, financial services and real estate. She has also advised Mexican multinationals from the Monterrey area in several outbound transactions.
She has been involved in many tax due diligence engagements, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and investments in diverse industries such as waste management, real estate, and automotive, among others.
In the real estate industry, she had been involved in structuring joint ventures in different types of developments such as commercials, housing, etc. and with a mix of different kind of investors (non-Mexican and Mexican, equity funds, and individuals, among others).
Herminia has a master's degree in taxation from the Instituto de Especializacion para Ejecutivos and is a CPA graduate from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
She is an active member of the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants and Mexican Institute of Finance Executives. She has been on the board of directors of the Nuevo Leon Institute of Public Accountants as vice president of fiscal activities. As part of their teaching activities, Herminia has been a professor in some of the universities in Monterrey and taught the master's degree in international tax and tax treaties.
In June 2014, she finished a three-year assignment in the New York office leading the Mexican desk of Deloitte in New York. Since her return to Mexico, she has been developing the international tax practice in Monterrey and is the lead sponsoring partner of the Korean service group in Deloitte Mexico.
Herminia is fluent in English and Spanish.
Lourdes Hernández, Deloitte Mexico, is a tax partner with more than 28 years of experience.
She is specialised in global employer services and was the lead tax partner in charge for the period from 2006 to June 2016. She became a partner at Deloitte Mexico in 2003.
Lourdes helps global companies on the preparation of individual income tax returns, compliance with applicable laws and other government statutory and/or regulatory requirements, payroll services, implementation of processes, cost projections and tax consulting to expatriates on international assignments. Most of the time, she works closely with the VIP employees of such companies.
Before 2006, she spent several years in the compensation and benefits area, performing for companies operating in different areas, statutory reports for the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) and the Institute of the National Housing Fund for Workers (INFONAVIT).
Lourdes graduated with honours from the Anahuac University as an attorney at law. She also received a bachelor's degree from Escuela Bancaria y Comercial as a public accountant. She was professor for both institutions.
Cecilia Montaño, Deloitte Mexico, is the indirect tax leading partner for Mexico and Latin America. She specialises in foreign trade, customs and indirect tax with more than 20 years of experience in foreign trade. Cecilia became a partner at Deloitte Mexico in 2008, before which she spent several years as a logistics and customs compliance manager in the private sector. Cecilia helps multinational companies identify indirect tax opportunities and has worked with clients around the world on projects involving due diligence, customs audits and tax strategies relative to investments in Mexico. Cecilia has extensive experience in compliance consulting. She works with clients operating across many industries including the automotive, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, mining, energy and manufacturing sectors, among others.
Recently, Cecilia has been working on different projects regarding the oil and gas industrial sector due to the Mexican energy reform and also has been involved in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation process from the entrepreneurial perspective.
Cecilia is vice president of the logistics and customs committee at the Mexican Trade Council (COMCE) and COMCE representative at the Entrepreneurial Coordination Council (CCE). She is also an adviser for the National Maquiladora Council (INDEX) and participates as an active member of the core foreign trade and customs associations in Mexico including the Mexican Institute for Foreign Trade Specialists (IMECE), National Importers and Exporters of the Mexican Republic Association (ANIERM), and the National Autoparts Institute (INA). She has been participating strategically with the Mexican government on topics related to foreign trade and customs.
She received a bachelor's degree in foreign trade and customs from the Institute of Technology of Monterrey, and is also working to conclude a master's in business administration, with a foreign trade specialisation, from the same institution.
|Laura Rodríguez Berrón|
Laura Rodríguez Berrón, Deloitte Mexico, is an international tax partner based in Mexico City. She has more than 10 years of experience helping clients investing in Latin America, understand the landscape and navigate the tax complexities of the region.
Originally from Costa Rica and for the past six years based in Mexico, Laura understands the delicate balance between the interests and needs of taxpayers and their obligations. She has specialised on cross-border tax issues, including the design of holding, financing and repatriation structures, foreign tax credit planning, corporate reorganisations and M&A transactions.
She has led the design and implementation of supply chain international restructures for medium and large multinationals and has participated in the successful sales of start-ups in Mexico's energy sector.
Laura graduated as a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Costa Rica, holds a LLM in tax law from the London School of Economics and Political Science and teaches at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.
Karina Perez Delgadillo
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