Corporate governance

Board of directors

The Board of directors defines the business’ strategy and provides the vision, mission and goals of the organization.

The following chart shows the composition of the Board of directors, elected and approved at our Annual General Meeting:

Board Member
Juan Carlos López Villarreal** Magdalena Sofía López Villarreal
Luis Arizpe Jiménez * Heriberto Garza Candanosa *
Fernando Chico Pardo * Jorge Barrero Stahl *
Eugenio Clariond Reyes * Carlos E. Argüelles González *
Alejandro Dávila López Julián Dávila López
Guillermo Elizondo López Roberto Cabello Elizondo
Francisco Garza Egloff * César G. Cruz Ayala *
Claudio X. González Laporte * Carlos E. Argüelles González *
José Manuel Canal Hernando *
Fernando López Alanís Arturo López Alanís
Ernesto López de Nigris Javier López de Nigris
Manuel Rivera Garza * Jorge Barrero Stahl *
Pedro Alonso Agüera Carlos E. Argüelles González *
Lorena Cárdenas Costas * José Manuel Canal Hernando *

*Independent, as required by the Mexican Securities Market Law.
**Chairman of the Board

Juan Carlos López Villarreal

Chairman of the Administrative Board of Grupo Industrial Saltillo since October 23rd 2014. He is also Chairman of the Management Board of Coparmex Cohauila Sureste since March 2012; Vice-president of National Coparmex Education Committee and also Chairman of the University-Company Coahuila Sureste Connection Council. Since July 2008, he is Chairman of Monterrey Institute of Technology's Council, Saltillo Campus. He is also Chairman of Vive Energia's Council and Member of the Lorean Energy Group´s Administrative Board since 2012.

  From 1992 to 2001 he held different positions in Grupo Industrial Saltillo until, in May 2003, he became Chairman of the Council and the General Management for five years. He was also Member of Technocast Council. From June 2004 to July 2007 he was Chairman of the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade (COMCE NORESTE) and Chairman of Business Alliance for Secure Commerce's Council (BASC), Mexico. He is member of Bank of Mexico's Regional Council since 2013.

Luis Arizpe Jiménez

Vice-Chairman of the Board at Arca Continental, Chairman of the Board at Saltillo Kapital Inmobiliaria BIRARMA, Compañia Hotelera del Norte (Camino Real Saltillo), and Inversiones del Norte. Board member at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Saltillo; Grupo Financiero Banorte; Chairman of Consejo Cívico y de Instituciones de Coahuila (CCIC); President of Cruz Roja Mexicana, Saltillo; President of the Comité del Diezmo de la Diócesis de Saltillo; and, Vice-President at COPARMEX Coahuila.

Fernando Chico Pardo

Fernando Chico Pardo Counselor of Grupo Carso, Sears, Sanborns, BBVA, Grupo Posadas, Bombardier, among others. Member of UN's Global Compact's Council. He has 37-years-long experience as an investor. He is a graduate in Business Administration from Ibero-American University and MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Chicago. In 1997 he founded Grupo Promecap and he is now its Chairman and CEO. As CEO of Inbursa he created subsidiaries and led investments and acquisitions like Cigatam, Sanborns, Frisco, Nacobre, Euzkadi, Telmex, Condumex and Sears. In 2003 he acquired Grupo Aeroportuarion del Sureste’s stock control and is nowadays Chairman of the Council.

Eugenio S. Clariond Reyes

Chairman of the Board of Grupo Cuprum, Grupo Cleber and Camiones Sierra Norte (all private Mexican companies). Member of the Board of the public companies: Johnson Controls, Inc. Texas Industries, Inc. and Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V

Alejandro Dávila López

Christus Muguerza Saltillo’s Board Member since 1996, Executive member of Cámara de la Propiedad Región Sureste since 1999 and Treasurer of this institution for a period of 2 years. Business Administration graduate, and holder of an MBA from the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE).

Guillermo Elizondo López

Chairman of the Board of Quinta Real Saltillo Hotel and Chairman of Desarrollo Inmobiliario Elabe del Norte.

Francisco Garza Egloff

CEO at Arca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V., and member of various Boards of directors.

Claudio X. González Laporte

Chairman at Kimberly Clark México, S.A.B. de C.V. and member of various Boards of directors.

José Manuel Canal Hernando

With experience in banking, he led Banco Compartamos as its Chairman. Chairman of the Audit Committee at FEMSA since 2003. Chairman of the Risks Committee and the member of the Audit Committee at Banco Compartamos since 2003. Chairman of the Audit Committee at GENTERA since 2003. Director of the Audit Committee In Grupo KUO since 2006. Chairman of the Audit Committee at DINE since 2007.

Fernando López Alanís

Private investor.

Ernesto López de Nigris

Former Co-Chairman of GIS’s Board. Current Board member of Arca Continental, Teléfonos de México and San Luis Corp., as well as Vice-President at Canacintra de Saltillo.

Manuel Rivera Garza

CEO and Chairman of Nemak from 1993 to 2012; he participated on the development of Nemak's business until he retired in 2012. Vice-president of Strategic Planning and other responsibilities in ALFA from 1976 to 1992. He is currently the Senior Vice-president of Business Development in Alfa. He is industrial engineer (ITESM) and holds a master's degree in Industrial Engineering (Stanford University). He is member of Sigma Alimentos' Administrative Board.

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