Christopher Landau was sworn in as the new U.S. Ambassador to Mexico last week and arrived to his post in Mexico City on Friday. Upon arriving, the new Ambassador shared this: “I arrive with my hand extended. The United States wins when there is a prosperous and stable Mexico, and Mexico wins when there is a prosperous and stable United States.”
Landau received unanimous Senate approval August 1. The position had been vacant since Ambassador Roberta Jacobson left the post in May of 2018.
Christopher Landau was previously a partner at the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, and prior to that was partner and associate at Kirkland & Ellis, in Washington D.C. Born in Madrid, Landau is fluent in Spanish and earned an undergraduate certificate in Latin American Studies at Harvard. His father, George Landau, served as U.S. ambassador to Venezuela, Chile, and Paraguay.
The Chamber looks forward to continued collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and look forward to working with Ambassador Landau to strengthen the political, economic, and cultural ties between the U.S. and Mexico.