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

Jorge P. Young Cerecedo

President of Alpek Polyester

years in role: Since 2022

years of experience: +30

Previous Roles:

Co-President at Alpek Polyester

President at Alpek Polyester – PET and Staple Fibers

Executive VP at Alpek Polyester – 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)

Andreas Plettner Rutishauser

President of Expandable Styrenics

years in role: Since 2022

years of experience: +20

Previous Roles:

VP Americas at Styropek

North America Director at Styropek

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering & Business Administration 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

years in role:

years of experience:

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Raúl Millares

Chief Financial Officer

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David Coindreau Garza

President of Specialty Chemicals

years in role: Since 2022

years of experience: +15

Previous Roles:

VP Commercial and Procurement at Polioles

Director of Administration and Finance at Polioles

Director of Energy Planning at ALFA

Associations:

Member of MEXICO’S NATIONAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

(Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química - ANIQ)

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tecnólogico de Monterrey (ITESM)
MBA from IMD Business School

Gustavo Talancón Gómez

President of Fertilizers and Polyester Filament

years in role: Since 2021

years of experience: +30

Previous Roles:

President of CPL & Fertilizer BU

CEO of Terza

education:

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

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

Roberto Blanco Sánchez

President of Natural Gas

years in role: SINCE 2022

years of experience: +20

Previous Roles:

VP ENERGY, ALFA

Associations:

Member of Mexico's Confederation of Industrial Chambers

Confederación de Cámaras Industriales de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos - CONCAMIN

Member of Mexico's National Chemical Industry Association

Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química - ANIQ

education:

BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FROM TECNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY (ITESM)

MASTER’S DEGREE IN ENERGY ENGINEERING, TECNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY

MASTER’S DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT,  STANFORD UNIVERSITY

MASTER’S DEGREE IN SUSTAINABILITY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY

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)

Senior Management Program (D-1) at 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

Previous Roles:

Compensations VP at ALFA

education:

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

MBA from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

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

01/09
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

02/09
Jorge P. Young Cerecedo

President of Alpek Polyester

years in role: Since 2022

years of experience: +30

Previous Roles:

Co-President at Alpek Polyester

President at Alpek Polyester – PET and Staple Fibers

Executive VP at Alpek Polyester – 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

03/09
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)

04/09
Andreas Plettner Rutishauser

President of Expandable Styrenics

years in role: Since 2022

years of experience: +20

Previous Roles:

VP Americas at Styropek

North America Director at Styropek

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering & Business Administration from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

05/09
David Coindreau Garza

President of Specialty Chemicals

years in role: Since 2022

years of experience: +15

Previous Roles:

VP Commercial and Procurement at Polioles

Director of Administration and Finance at Polioles

Director of Energy Planning at ALFA

Associations:

Member of MEXICO’S NATIONAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

(Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química - ANIQ)

education:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tecnólogico de Monterrey (ITESM)
MBA from IMD Business School

06/09
Gustavo Talancón Gómez

President of Fertilizers and Polyester Filament

years in role: Since 2021

years of experience: +30

Previous Roles:

President of CPL & Fertilizer BU

CEO of Terza

education:

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

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

07/09
Roberto Blanco Sánchez

President of Natural Gas

years in role: SINCE 2022

years of experience: +20

Previous Roles:

VP ENERGY, ALFA

Associations:

Member of Mexico's Confederation of Industrial Chambers

Confederación de Cámaras Industriales de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos - CONCAMIN

Member of Mexico's National Chemical Industry Association

Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química - ANIQ

education:

BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FROM TECNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY (ITESM)

MASTER’S DEGREE IN ENERGY ENGINEERING, TECNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY

MASTER’S DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT,  STANFORD UNIVERSITY

MASTER’S DEGREE IN SUSTAINABILITY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY

08/09
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)

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

09/09
Armando Ramos Cantú

Sr. Vice President Human Capital

years in role: Since 2017

years of experience: +20

Previous Roles:

Compensations VP at ALFA

education:

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

MBA from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

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

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