Our executive team is focused on driving business growth by creating economic, social, and environmental value for all our stakeholders. Each of our executive leaders has significant professional experience within the industries related to our business.
José Antonio Fernández Carbajal
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of FEMSA
He began his career at FEMSA in 1988, serving in various positions, including CEO of OXXO. He was appointed CEO of FEMSA in 1995 and Chairman of the Board in 2001, serving in both positions until December 2013. He is also Chairman of the Board of Coca-Cola FEMSA. In 2010, he joined the Board of Directors of Heineken Holding N.V. and was appointed Vice-Chairman of Heineken N.V.’s Supervisory Board and in addition he chairs the Sustainability and Responsibility Committee and is also member of the Selection and Appointment Committee. Since 2012, Mr. Fernández has been Chairman of the Board of Tecnológico de Monterrey, where he has served as Vice Chairman since 1997. In 2017, he was elected as a full-term member of MIT Corporation, where he contributes the Student Life and Undergraduate Education committees. Currently, he also participates as a board member of Industrias Peñoles and is member of the Board of Global Advisors of the Council for Foreign Relations. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Systems from Tecnológico de Monterrey, where he earned an MBA in 1978 and has been a professor for more than 20 years.
Daniel Alberto Rodríguez Cofré
Chief Executive Officer of FEMSA
He joined FEMSA in 2015 as Chief Financial and Corporate Officer before being named the Chief Executive Officer of FEMSA Comercio in 2016. He was appointed to his current role as of January 1, 2022. 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 and Europe. He holds a forest engineering degree from Austral University of Chile and an MBA from Adolfo Ibañez University.
Francisco Camacho Beltrán
Chief Corporate Officer of FEMSA
He joined FEMSA in 2020 after a long track record in senior management positions in consumer product companies around the world, including Procter & Gamble and Revlon. In 2000, he joined Danone as head of its Bonafont water operations in Mexico. For the next 20 years, he held varying responsibilities in the water and dairy segments, while driving growth and innovation. In 2011, he became a member of Danone’s Executive Committee, leading the Global Customer Team and serving as Corporate Chief Growth and Innovation Officer. He was EVP and global head of the Essential Dairy and Plant Based business and responsible for Global Industrial Operations and Supply Chain.
Alfonso Garza Garza
Chief Executive Officer of FEMSA Negocios Estratégicos
He joined FEMSA in 1985 and held various positions including CEO of FEMSA Empaques. In 2009 he was appointed to his current position. He is President of the Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund, Vice Chairman of the executive commission of the National President of the Employers Confederation of Mexico (Coparmex). He is a member of the Board of Directors of FEMSA, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Grupo Nutec, S.A. de C.V. He graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from IPADE Business School.
Roberto Campa Cifrián
Director of Corporate Affairs of FEMSA
He joined FEMSA in 2019, after a long career in the public, private, and social sectors. He has served in the federal government of Mexico as Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare, Undersecretary of the Interior, and Head of the Federal Consumer Protection Agency. He has also served as a representative in the Mexico City Legislative Assembly and as a federal congressional representative. He holds a law degree from Universidad Anáhuac, where he is also a professor of macroeconomic theory and President of the Federation of Student Societies.
John Anthony Santa Maria Otazua
Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola FEMSA
He was appointed to his current position in 2014. He joined Coca-Cola FEMSA in 1995 and has served in several senior management positions since then, including COO of the Company’s Mexico Division, and Strategic Planning and Commercial Development Officer. He earned a Bachelor’s degree and an MBA with a major in Finance from Southern Methodist University.
Carlos Arenas Cadena
Chief Executive Officer, Proximity Division
He began his career at FEMSA in 1984 and joined FEMSA Comercio in 2001 as Strategic Planning Manager. In 2007, he was promoted to the head of FEMSA Comercio’s Planning and Information Technology Department, followed by the Supply Chain Department for OXXO, and later the Commercial Department of OXXO. In January 2016, he was appointed Director General of OXXO Mexico and assumed his current role as of January 1, 2022. Up until 2020, he participated in the National Association of Self-Service and Department Stores (ANTAD) in Mexico and continues to be a member of the International Council and the Latin American Council of the Association For Convenience & Fuel Retailing (NACS). He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.
Daniel Belaúnde Arnillas
Chief Executive Officer, Health Division
He assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer, Health Division in 2022, following his role as CEO of Socofar, S.A. since 2016. He brings to this role more than 25 years of experience in global companies across three different markets: retail banking, retail-fashion, and the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to FEMSA, he supervised business units in multiple countries, including as general manager at Ripley Perú (2012-2016); as operations manager at Ripley Chile (2008-2012); and as commercial bank manager at Banco Santander Chile (1996-2008). He completed his studies in economics at the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru.
Jose Antonio Fernández Garza-Lagüera
Chief Executive Officer, Digital Division
He is currently the head of FEMSA Digital, overseeing FEMSA’s digital businesses, including fintech. He began his career in FEMCO in 2018 as Director of Strategic Planning for OXXO Mexico. Before joining FEMCO, he was General Manager of Coca‑Cola FEMSA’s Central America division from 2015 to 2018. Prior to that, he worked as CEO of FEMSA’s plastics division, Plásticos Técnicos Mexicanos, and manager of sales and operations in México City at HEINEKEN México. Prior to his work at HEINEKEN, he co-founded and ran Vestige Capital, a search fund based in Mexico seeking to acquire and operate small and medium-sized companies in Mexico. While at Vestige, he co-led the acquisition of BOMI Group de México a third-party logistic provider for the Mexican healthcare industry. He has taught a class on entrepreneurship and was the founding chairman of the board of the Entrepreneurship Institute in Tecnológico de Monterrey. He received his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey.