Board of Directors
CHAIR & CEO
Current Board Member of CHG. Over 35 years of experience in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets across Latin America. Previously, CEO for Merrill Lynch Mexico; Head of Capital Markets & Client Coverage and Vice Chair of Corporate Finance for Latin America at Deutsche Bank/NY. Head of Nomura Latin America
Current CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Casa Marzam, Founder of Doporto Prime Capital.and Guacamolito/Golden Stone. More than 20 years of experience leading specialized teams in corporate practice, domestic and international M&A, brand building and corporate strategies in pharmaceutical, agro-industrial and food & beverage sectors.
Former Chair & CEO of Dine Brands Global, where she led the acquisition of Applebee's, combined with IHOP, to create the largest sit-down restaurant chain in the world. Over 40 years experience, Julia has built numerous, profitable brands. Today, she is Founder, Chair & CEO of Alurx, Inc., an all-in-one wellness company. One of Fortune Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women in the U.S.
JESUS O. LANZA LOSA
Founder and CEO of Lottus Education, one of the largest private education platforms in Latin America. Previously experience in Special Situations Group Distressed Assets at Cerberus Capital Management, Investment Banking Division – M&A LatAm at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Lanza Losa graduated from Universidad de Oviedo with a B.A. in Business Administration, and holds a Masters in Finance Degree from London Business
JOSEPH C. ESSA
President & CEO of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group and Board member of the National Restaurant Association. Recognized restaurant CEO in the U.S. with more than two decades experience as founder, investor, operator and executive