José de Jesús Valdez Simancas
Is the current Chief Executive Officer of Alpek. He joined Alfa in 1976. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mexico’s National Chemical Industry Association (Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química), President of the Energy commission for Mexico’s Confederation of Industrial Chambers (Confederación de Cámaras Industriales de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos), and President of Nuevo Leon’s Industry Chamber (Cámara de la Industria de Transformación de Nuevo León). At Alpek, he has served as the Chief Operating Officer of the polypropylene, and EPS and chemical businesses, as well as Chief Operating Officer of Petrocel. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (“ITESM”) and a Master’s degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University.