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Francisco X. Santeiro

Managing Director, Government Affairs @ FedEx Express Latam & CD

Francisco X. Santeiro is the Managing Director of Government Affairs for FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean Division, which is based in Miami. He is responsible for government and regulatory affairs related to customs and international trade. He plays a leading role in advocating for customs modernization and reform in the region. Santeiro is also charged with providing direction and support to the customs clearance operations in the more than 50 countries the Division serves.

Santeiro has been involved with the international express industry since 1980. He represents FedEx on various industry-related boards and associations, including the Association of American Chambers of Commerce of Latin American (AACCLA), where he has served as chairman of the trade facilitation committee and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Chairman of the International Business Development Group and the Sustainability, Environment and Energy Committee. He also co-chairs the Chamber’s Cargo Network Committee.

Santeiro has served as President of CLADEC (Latin American Conference of Express Companies) a regional express industry advocacy organization, and continues to serve as Director and Treasurer of that organization’s Executive Board. In addition, Santeiro has served as chair of CLADEC’s Customs and Customs Automation Committees.

Santeiro earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida International University. He was awarded the Bacardi Fellowship at the University of Miami and received a Master of Arts from the University of Miami’s School of International Studies. Santeiro was recently awarded a Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management by the University of Florida’s Graduate School of Engineering.