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The Board of Directors of FEMSA consists of 21 Directors and is assisted by 1 Secretary (non-member) and 1 Alternate Secretary (non-member). In accordance with our bylaws and the Mexican Securities Law, at least 25% of the members of our board of directors must be independent. Directors are elected by the shareholders of the company at the Annual General Shareholders Meeting. Each Director is assigned a specific Alternate Director who is authorized to serve on the Board of Directors in the event that the Director is unable to attend meetings or otherwise participate in the activities of the Board of Directors.

Directors and their specific Alternate Directors are appointed for a term of 1 year and are eligible for re-election after the completion of their term in office. The By-Laws of the Company provide that the holders of the FEMSA B Shares may elect at least eleven Directors and the holders of the FEMSA D Shares may elect five Directors.

Since 2001, Jose Antonio Fernandez, former CEO of FEMSA, has presided as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Series B
José Antonio Fernández Carbajal
elected in 1984
Federico Reyes García
alternate
  • Chairman of the board
Javier Gerardo Astaburuaga Sanjines
elected in 2006
  • Vice President of Corporate Development of Fomento Económico Mexicano S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA)
Mariana Garza Lagüera Gonda
elected in 1998
Bárbara Garza Lagüera Gonda
alternate
  • Private Investor
Eva María Garza Lagüera Gonda
elected in 1999
Othón Páez Garza
alternate
  • Private Investor
José Fernando Calderón Rojas
elected in 1984
Francisco José Calderón Rojas
alternate
  • Chief Executive Officer of Franca Servicios, S.A. de C.V., Servicios Administrativos de Monterrey, S.A. de C.V., Regio Franca, S.A. de C.V., and Franca Industrias, S.A.
Alfonso Garza Garza
elected in 2001
Juan Carlos Garza Garza
alternate
  • Vice-President of Strategic Businesses of Fomento Económico Mexicano S.A.B de C.V. (FEMSA)
Max Michel González
elected in 1996
Bertha Michel González
alternate
  • Operations Manager at Servicios Liverpool, S.A. de C.V.
Alberto Bailleres González
elected in 1989
Arturo Fernández Pérez
alternate
  • Chairman of the boards of directors of Grupo BAL, S.A. de C.V. Peñoles, GNP, Fresnillo plc, Grupo Palacio de Hierro, S.A.B. de C.V., Profuturo and Chairman of the Governance Board of Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Francisco Javier Fernández Carbajal
elected in 2004
Daniel Alberto Rodríguez Cofré
alternate
  • Chief Executive Officer of Servicios Administrativos Contry, S.A. de C.V.
Ricardo Guajardo Touché*
elected in 1988
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOLFI, S.A.

* Independent member

Alfonso González Migoya*
elected in 2006
Sergio Deschamps Ebergenyi*
alternate
  • Chairman of the board of directors of Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (Volaris)

* Independent member

Carlos Salazar Lomelín
elected in 2014
John Anthony Santa María Otazua
alternate
  • Former CEO Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA)
Paulina Garza Lagüera Gonda
elected in 2009
Juan Guichard Michel
alternate
  • Private investor
Ricardo Saldívar Escajadillo*
elected in 1995
Víctor Alberto Tiburcio Celorio
alternate
  • Chairman of the board of Directors of The Home Depot Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.

* Independent member

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega*
 
  • Executive vice-president of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (Televisa)

* Independent member

Eduardo Padilla Silva
elected in 2014
  • CEO Fomento Económico Mexicano S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA)
Series D
Armando Garza Sada*
elected in 2003
Enrique F. Senior Hernández*
alternate
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V.

* Independent Member

Moisés Naim*
elected in 2011
Francisco Zambrano Rodríguez*
alternate
  • Senior Associate of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

* Independent Member

José Manuel Canal Hernando*
elected in 2003
  • Private Consultant

* Independent Member

Michael Larson*
elected in 2011
  • Chief Investment Officer of William H. Gates III

* Independent member

Robert E. Denham*
elected in 1995
  • Partner of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP law firm

* Independent Member

Carlos Eduardo Aldrete Ancira
 
  • Secretary
Alejandro Gil Ortiz
 
  • Alternate Secretary
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