U.S.-Mexico Foundation

José Antonio Fernández - Chairman

Jose Antonio Fernandez Carbajal serves as Chairman Emeritus of the USMF and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV (FEMSA). He was named Chief Executive Officer of FEMSA in January 1995 and has served as Chairman of the Board of FEMSA since 2001. Prior to joining FEMS in 1987, Mr. Fernández Carbajal served as the Chief Executive Officer of OXXO. He also held positions in FEMSA’s corporate area, as well as in the commercial department of the Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery.

Mr. Fernández Carbajal is also Chairman of the Board of Coca-Cola FEMSA, Vice Chairman of the Board of Monterrey TEC, and participates on Boards of important national and international companies, such as Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer, Grupo Industrial Bimbo, Industrias Peñoles, Aerolíneas Volaris, among others. He co-directs the Chapter Mexico of the Woodrow Wilson Center as President, and starting 13 years ago, he has been a professor of the course of Planning Systems in the Industrial and Systems Engineering degree in TEC de Monterrey, at campus Monterrey.

Mr. Fernández Carbajal earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Monterrey TEC.

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