Baker Tilly’s Jeff Jorge Addresses Automotive CEOs Regarding Trade Uncertainty

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (April 26, 2017) – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) announced principal and international growth services practice leader, Jeff Jorge was the featured keynote speaker at the Original Equipment Suppliers’ (OESA) Chief Executive Officers Council meeting on April 25.

During his interactive session, Jorge addressed the concerns of the automotive industry focusing on rising trade pressures as a direct result of the shifting sociopolitical landscape. Jorge offered inside knowledge on how to prepare to stay ahead of the market and to remain competitive during times of uncertainty.

“Navigating the unexpected landscape of upcoming policy changes can be daunting,” Jorge said. “Offering the OESA and its members the tools and resources for recognizing patterns and making decisions as trade changes occur is important maximize benefits and mitigate risks under the current, dynamic international trade and policy environment.”

As the leader of Baker Tilly’s international growth services practice, Jorge and his team offer turnkey international market support and on-demand trade advisory services to companies operating in domestic and foreign markets.

Jorge has played an integral role as a member of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce which provides direct recommendations and perspectives to the current U.S. president and former presidential administrations on global trade matters.

The OESA is a non-profit trade association committed to championing the business interests of the automotive supplier community and addressing the concerns of their 430 member organization. The OESA CFO Council addresses some of the most pressing business and industry issues. Supplier CEOs hear from subject matter experts and query each other on various topics, such as the economic outlook, hiring/retaining talent, supplier/customer relations, innovation and the impact of new government regulations.

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