The team consists of:
Mr. Fernández joined FEMSA in 1988. He was appointed CEO in 1995 and Chairman in 2001, serving in both positions until January 2014.
He is Vice Chairman of the Heineken N.V. Supervisory Board and member of the Heineken Holding N.V. Board, and also serves as Chairman of Coca-Cola FEMSA, FEMSA Foundation, Tecnológico de Monterrey and the USMexico Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Industrias Peñoles and Grupo Televisa, co-chairs the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center and he is a member of the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His degrees in Industrial Engineering and Systems and MBA were both earned from Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Mr. Padilla joined FEMSA in 1997 and was named to his current position in January 2018. Previously he served as Chief Financial and Corporate Officer of FEMSA, CEO of FEMSA Comercio, CEO of FEMSA Strategic Procurement and FEMSA’s Director of Planning and Control.
Mr. Padilla earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey and an MBA from Cornell University. He also holds a Master’s degree from IPADE.
Mr. Astaburuaga joined FEMSA in 1982. His roles in the company have included co-CEO of FEMSA Cerveza, Director of Sales for Northern Mexico, CFO of FEMSA Cerveza and Chief Financial and Corporate Officer of FEMSA. He was appointed to his current position in April 2015.
Mr. Astaburuaga earned his Bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting from Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Mr. Garza joined FEMSA in 1985 and held various positions including CEO of FEMSA Empaques. In 2012 he was appointed to his current position.
He served as President of the Employers Confederation of Mexico (Coparmex) for the state of Nuevo León (2011-2013), and has served as National Vice President since 2009. He is Chairman of the Talent and Culture Committee of Tecnológico de Monterrey, and member of the Board of Coca-Cola FEMSA and Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Mr. Garza earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey and completed postgraduate coursework at IPADE.
Mr. Borrego joined FEMSA in 2008 after serving as Governor of the Mexican State of Zacatecas (1986-1992), head of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) (1993-2000) and Senator to the Federal Congress representing the State of Zacatecas (2000-2006).
He holds a degree in Industrial Relations from Universidad Iberoamericana.
Mr. González joined FEMSA in 1973 and assumed his current position in 2001. His previous roles have included CFO of FEMSA Cerveza, Director of Planning and Corporate Development of FEMSA and CEO of FEMSA Logística. He serves as Secretary of the Audit Committee of both FEMSA’s and Coca-Cola FEMSA’s Boards of Directors, and is a member of the Board of Productora de Papel, S.A.
He holds a BA in Accounting from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and completed postgraduate studies in Business Administration at IPADE.
Mr. Santa Maria was appointed to his current position in 2014, having joined Coca-Cola FEMSA in 1995 and having served in several senior management positions since then, including COO of the company’s Mexico Division, and Strategic Planning and Business Development Officer.
Mr. Santa Maria earned a Bachelor´s degree and an MBA with a major in Finance from Southern Methodist University.
Mr. Rodríguez joined FEMSA in 2015 as Chief Financial and Corporate Officer, and was named to his current position in January 2016.
Prior to joining the company he was CFO and then CEO of CENCOSUD (Centros Comerciales Sudamericanos S.A.), among other senior finance and management positions in Latin America, Europe and Africa. He is a member of the Board of Coca-Cola FEMSA and an alternate member of the Board of FEMSA.
Mr. Rodríguez holds a forest engineering degree from Austral University of Chile and an MBA from Adolfo Ibañez University.