CACIF has positively contributed to the development of Guatemala, particularly in critical times. Without any doubt, behind its institutional strength there are courageous and honorable leaders.
One of them is our chairman, Marco Augusto García Noriega, who has served the sectors that make up CACIF during four decades and has directly represented three of them. His dedication to service is part of his family heritage, as members of his family, for generations, have served in diplomatic missions and government positions that even allowed them to share experiences with personalities as important as John F. Kennedy.
We have learned much from Marco, who has chaired CACIF eight times, as well as the Federación de Entidades Privadas de Centroamérica, Panamá y la República Dominicana – a regional private sector federation. Civic responsibility has been a motivation for him to promote initiatives such as Foro Guatemala.
He chaired the Asociación de Azucareros – sugar producers’ association – alternately during two decades, and has been the private sector spokesperson before kings, presidents, and world organizations.
For all of the above reasons, CACIF honored a person who is a reference for the country’s private sector; a great businessman and friend, a wonderful father and an outstanding Guatemalan. Thank you, Marco, for such an inspiring example and proof that when you love the country, there are no obstacles to promoting development.
The organized private sector is pleased to award Dr. Marco Augusto García Noriega the Orden del Gran Mérito Civil de la Empresa Privada – the highest recognition awarded by the private sector – for his effort in supporting fundamental human rights: life, liberty, and private property.
Additionally, for his dedication to serve the community, for his social and humanitarian outreach, and for his sustained and selfless service to the private sector in general.
CACIF has been in good hands. Congratulations!