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

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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)

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)

01/08
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
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

03/08
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)

04/08
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)

05/08
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

06/08
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)

07/08
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)

Senior Management Program (D-1) at 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

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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