The names of our directors and their alternates, elected in compliance with the resolutions adopted at the Company’s Shareholders’ Meeting, held on March 13, 2014, as well as their years of service, positions, age and nationality is detailed in the following chart.
Each director who joined the Board of Directors of Viva Aerobus continued to serve on the Board after the reorganization and consolidation of Viva Aerobus in Grupo Viva Aerobus.
|Roberto Lazaro Alcantara Rojas||Chairman|
|Jose Carmen Arturo Alcantara Rojas||Director|
|Alejandro Oviedo Herrera||Director|
|Jose Arturo Pinto Aguilar||Director|
|Hector Antonio Ruiz Mercado||Director|
|Roberto Carlos Herrera Maciel||Director|
|Lilia Violeta Pous Castro||Secretary (Non-member of the Board)|
A summary of the business experience and areas of expertise of our Board of Directors is shown below:
Mr. Alcantara is the Chairman of our Board of Directors. Mr. Alcantara is also a shareholder of Grupo IAMSA and Chairman of Grupo Toluca and Viva Aerobus. At the same time, he is a business partner of multiple Mexican companies. In addition to his 40 years of experience in the transport industry, Mr. Alcantara is involved in the communication industry as an Independent Member of the Board of Directors of the media conglomerate, Grupo PRISA, which owns several broadcasting companies such as “W Radio”, “Los 40 Principales” and “La Ke Buena”; the Spanish newspaper “El País”; and the publishing houses “Santillana” and “Alfaguara,” among others. Prior to the foundation of Grupo IAMSA, Mr. Alcantara worked in the financial industry as Member of the Board of Directors of BanCrecer, S.A., Institucion de Banca Multiple.
Mr. Alcantara is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of several companies in our corporate group, outstanding Grupo Toluca, at the same time, he is Chairman of the Board of Omnibus. He also held a number of positions in CANAPAT. Prior to the foundation of the Company, Mr. Alcantara worked in the banking industry as a Member of the Boards of many companies and associations in Mexico, including BanCrecer, S.A., Institucion de Banca Multiple. In addition to his 40 years of experience in the transportation industry, Mr. Alcantara served as a LIX Legislature Congressperson, as well as in a variety of public positions in the State of Mexico.
Mr. Oviedo has been involved in the transportation industry for more than 30 years. Mr. Oviedo is currently a Member of the Board of Directors at several Companies of Grupo IAMSA, including Viva Aerobus and Grupo Flecha Amarilla.
Mr. Pinto is the VP of our Board of Directors, having participated in the transportation industry for more than 30 years. He has held a number of positions in a variety of Companies and Associations in Mexico, including the secretariat of the Board of Directors at Flecha Amarilla, currently serving as its Chairman. Mr. Pinto holds a degree in Agronomy Engineering from the Universidad de Guadalajara, and has completed a number of Senior Management programs in the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion Empresarial (“IPADE”) and in the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (“ITESM”).
Mr. Ruiz has worked in the transportation industry for more than 39 years, including as business owner. Mr. Ruiz is currently a Member of the Board of Directors at Grupo Toluca and has served as comptroller in the Asociacion de Charros del Estado de Mexico since 2014. Mr. Ruiz is Certified Public Accountant, obtaining his degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana.
Mr. Herrera has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry. Mr. Herrera is currently a Member of the Board of Directors at Viva Aerobus and Grupo Flecha Amarilla. Prior joining Viva Aerobus, Mr. Herrera worked in the fuel and real estate industry in Mexico, as CEO of Combustibles y Lubricantes del Crespo, and also of Inmobiliaria y Promotora HERR. Mr. Herrera holds a degree in Business Administration from the ITESM, as well as a Master’s degree in Global Business Administration from the same institution.