Board of Directors

RAFAEL AGUIRRE G.

CHAIR

Founder, Chair & CEO of Mera Corporation. Entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in food and beverage operations, real estate, entertainment, retail and broadcasting. Currently owns Mera Corporation and operates over 150 restaurants in 5 countries, with 40+ brands

ALBERTO ARDURA

BOARD MEMBER & 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

Investment Bank

JULIA STEWART

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

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.

RANDALL HIATT

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Founder, Fessel International. Over 40 years of operating and consulting experience in F&B, in more than 60 countries, focused on strategic planning, operational analysis, marketing research, real estate growth, market entry analysis and Corporate optimization.

JOSEPH C. ESSA

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

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