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José Antonio Fernández Carbajal

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After 11 years of professional experience in different companies, José Antonio Fernández Carbajal began his career, in 1988, at FEMSA serving various positions in its different businesses, including CEO of OXXO and Vice-president of Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma. He was appointed CEO of FEMSA in 1995 and Chairman of the Board in 2001, serving both positions until January 2014. He is also Chairman of the Board of Coca-Cola FEMSA. In 2010, he joined the Board of Directors of Heineken Holding NV and was appointed Vice-Chairman of Heineken NV's Supervisory Board and in addition he chairs the Sustainability and Responsibility Committee and is also member of the Selection and Appointment Committee. 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. In 2017, he was elected as a full-term member of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Corporation, where he contributes in the Student Life and Undergraduate Education committees. Mr. Fernández is currently serving his second term as Chairman of the Board of Tecnológico de Monterrey, for his commitment to education, he cofounded the Lideres del Mañana program and has been professor at the institution for more than 30 years. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering (´76) and MBA (´78) from Tecnológico de Monterrey.

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