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JosÉ Antonio FernÁndez Carbajal

Executive Chairman


After 11 years of professional experience in different companies, José Antonio Fernández Carbajal began his career, in 1987 at FEMSA serving various positions in its different businesses, including CEO of OXXO. He was appointed CEO of FEMSA in 1995 and Chairman of the Board in 2001, serving both positions until January 2014. In 2010, he was appointed Vice-President of Heineken Holding NV’s Board of Directors and Chairman of Heineken’s Americas Committee, which oversees the strategic direction of business in the Americas and evaluates new business opportunities in the region. Since 2012, Mr. Fernández is also Chairman of the Board of Tecnológico de Monterrey, where he served as Vice Chairman since 1997. He is also Chairman of the Board of Coca-Cola FEMSA, FEMSA Foundation and the U.S.-Mexico Foundation. Currently, he participates as a board member of Industrias Peñoles and Grupo Televisa, and he co-chairs the Mexican Chapter of the Woodrow Wilson Center.  He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Systems from Tecnológico de Monterrey and in 1978, he earned an MBA from that institution. For more than 20 years, he has been professor of Planning Systems at Tecnológico de Monterrey. 

Research Interest

Industrial Engineering and Systems and beverages 

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