Leadership

José de Jesús Valdez Simancas

Chief Executive Officer

years in role: Since 1988

years of experience: +40

Previous Roles:

CEO of Petrocel, Indelpro and Polioles

Associations:

Previous President of Nuevo Leon’s Industry Chamber

(Cámara de la Industria de Transformación de Nuevo León – CAINTRA)

Previous Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mexico's National Chemical Industry Association

Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química - ANIQ

President of the Energy Commission for Mexico's Confederation of Industrial Chambers

Confederación de Cámaras Industriales de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos - CONCAMIN

education:

Bachelor’s and MBA degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Stanford University

Felipe Garza Medina

Co-President of Alpek Polyester

years in role: Since 2008

years of experience: +40

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

MBA from Cornell University

Jorge P. Young Cerecedo

Co-President of Alpek Polyester

years in role: Since 2012

years of experience: +30

Previous Roles:

President at Alpek – PET and Stable Fibers

Executive VP at Alpek – PET Resins

VP of Planning and Administration at DAK Americas, LLC

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Master’s degree, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Alejandro Llovera Zambrano

President of Polypropylene

years in role: Since 2008

years of experience: +35

Previous Roles:

VP of Human Resources at ALFA

Senior Management at Alpek – Polyester Filament

Associations:

Previous Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mexico’s National Chemical Industry Association

(Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química – ANIQ)

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Senior Management Program (D-1) at Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE)

José Luis Zepeda Peña

President of EPS and Specialty Chemicals

years in role: Since 1999

years of experience: +30

Previous Roles:

VP of Planning at Alpek

VP of Finance and Administration at Alpek

Associations:

Previous Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mexico’s National Chemical Industry Association

(Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química – ANIQ)

education:

Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

MBA from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Gustavo Talancón Gómez

President of CPL, Fertilizers, and Polyester Filament

years in role: Since 2013

years of experience: +30

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

MBA from Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE)

José Carlos Pons de la Garza

Chief Financial Officer

years in role: Since 2018

years of experience: +20

Previous Roles:

VP of Business Development at Nemak, S.A.B. de C.V.

Director of the South American Business Unit at Nemak

Strategic Planning Manager at Nemak

education:

Bachelor’s and MBA degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Master’s degree, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE)

Armando Ramos Cantú

Sr. Vice President Human Capital

years in role: Since 2017

years of experience: +20

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)

MBA from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Alejandro Elizondo Fernández

IRO and Corporate Finance Director

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Eduardo Escalante Castillo

Chief Financial Officer

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Hernán F. Lozano

Investor Relations Officer

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Raúl Millares

Chief Financial Officer

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01/08
José de Jesús Valdez Simancas

Chief Executive Officer

years in role: Since 1988

years of experience: +40

Previous Roles:

CEO of Petrocel, Indelpro and Polioles

Associations:

Previous President of Nuevo Leon’s Industry Chamber

(Cámara de la Industria de Transformación de Nuevo León – CAINTRA)

Previous Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mexico's National Chemical Industry Association

Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química - ANIQ

President of the Energy Commission for Mexico's Confederation of Industrial Chambers

Confederación de Cámaras Industriales de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos - CONCAMIN

education:

Bachelor’s and MBA degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Stanford University

02/08
Felipe Garza Medina

Co-President of Alpek Polyester

years in role: Since 2008

years of experience: +40

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

MBA from Cornell University

03/08
Jorge P. Young Cerecedo

Co-President of Alpek Polyester

years in role: Since 2012

years of experience: +30

Previous Roles:

President at Alpek – PET and Stable Fibers

Executive VP at Alpek – PET Resins

VP of Planning and Administration at DAK Americas, LLC

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Master’s degree, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

04/08
Alejandro Llovera Zambrano

President of Polypropylene

years in role: Since 2008

years of experience: +35

Previous Roles:

VP of Human Resources at ALFA

Senior Management at Alpek – Polyester Filament

Associations:

Previous Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mexico’s National Chemical Industry Association

(Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química – ANIQ)

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Senior Management Program (D-1) at Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE)

05/08
José Luis Zepeda Peña

President of EPS and Specialty Chemicals

years in role: Since 1999

years of experience: +30

Previous Roles:

VP of Planning at Alpek

VP of Finance and Administration at Alpek

Associations:

Previous Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mexico’s National Chemical Industry Association

(Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química – ANIQ)

education:

Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

MBA from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

06/08
Gustavo Talancón Gómez

President of CPL, Fertilizers, and Polyester Filament

years in role: Since 2013

years of experience: +30

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

MBA from Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE)

07/08
José Carlos Pons de la Garza

Chief Financial Officer

years in role: Since 2018

years of experience: +20

Previous Roles:

VP of Business Development at Nemak, S.A.B. de C.V.

Director of the South American Business Unit at Nemak

Strategic Planning Manager at Nemak

education:

Bachelor’s and MBA degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Master’s degree, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE)

08/08
Armando Ramos Cantú

Sr. Vice President Human Capital

years in role: Since 2017

years of experience: +20

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)

MBA from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

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