Ernesto Grijalva

Practitioner in Residence, Institute of the Americas

Jesus Ernesto Grijalva spent over 20 years working in Central America, responsible for the legal affairs there of a multinational big box retailer. A U.C.S.D graduate with a B.A. in Political Science and with a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, his entire professional career has been focused on U.S.-Latin America business interactions. As Sr. VP Legal Affairs Latin America/Caribbean and Chief FCPA Compliance Officer for PriceSmart, Inc., he was charged with shepherding the legal aspects of PriceSmart’s expansion throughout Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean. He served as the Legal Representative of over 30 Latin American and Caribbean corporations, serving as President of over 20 PriceSmart subsidiaries and as Secretary or General Manager of a dozen more. He was regularly responsible for subsidiaries corporate/government relations and worked closely with local AmChams. His work led to being recognized as a GC Powerlist – The Legal 500 – Most Influential Corporate Counsel in Central America. He is also rated Pre-eminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and a certified a Corporate Ethics and Compliance Professional – International.

Ernesto is speaking at

June 3, 2021
10:35 am - 11:30 am



Foreign investment will be a critical component of the economic resurrection of Central America’s Northern Triangle region.   Our distinguished panelists representing the American Chambers of Commerce chapters from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras will discuss the business climate in their respective countries as well as the challenges and opportunities for attracting more U.S. investment to the region.

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