We impact people and communities positively by driving social investment projects for sustainability.

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OUR STRATEGY

More than responsibilities, social projects are investments that bring benefits for everyone in the long run.

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HOW WE WORK

We look for three traits in our projects:

  • Innovation. They offer different and efficient alternatives to solve existing problems.
  • Replicability. They adapt easily to cultures, contexts and the surroundings in which we work in.
  • Scalability. Once their efficiency is validated, they offer routes to reach dimensions that significantly impact society.

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OUR INVESTMENT

Our partners enable us to multiply the impact of our resources. For each dollar invested, we raise $5.00 USD.

Our Team

Board of Directors

The work and counsel of the Board of Directors has led us to foster development in the communities in which we work. Each and every one of the members of the Board has the key task of guiding efforts in regard to the projects that we evaluate and execute.

PRESIDENT

José Antonio Fernández Carbajal
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of FEMSA

SECRETARY

Carlos Aldrete Ancira
General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors of FEMSA

ADVISORS

  • Javier Astaburuaga Sanjines
    Director of Corporate Development of FEMSA
  • Etienne Strijp
    Managing Director HEINEKEN México
  • Alfonso Garza Garza
    Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Businesses of FEMSA
  • José González Ornelas
    Director of Administration and Operational Control of FEMSA
  • Charles H. McTier
    Trustee and Former President of the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc.
  • Eduardo Padilla Silva
    Chief Executive Officer of FEMSA
  • Daniel Alberto Rodríguez Cofre
    Chief Executive Officer of FEMSA Comercio
  • Manuel Sama Treviño
    Managing Partner of Sama, Cueva y Valencia, Associated Consultants
  • John Santa María Otazua
    CEO of Coca-Cola FEMSA
  • Roberto Campa Cifrián
    Director of Corporate Affairs of FEMSA
  • Federico Reyes García
    Independent Consultant

Staff

The commitment and talent of our collaborators is what enables us to keep making positive impacts with each and every one of our actions. Meet FEMSA Foundation's team!

Lorena Guillé-Laris

FEMSA Foundation Director

Lorena Guillé-Laris has a vast experience in the philanthropy and corporate social responsibility sector. In her career, she has led corporate areas and organizations such as Fundación Cinépolis, which she directed for fifteen years. In addition to being an intrapreneur, mentor, advisor in various civil society organizations and having experience as a professor of social responsibility, Lorena is second generation FEMSA and grew up with the company's values.

  • Carlos Hurtado
    Sustainable Development Manager
  • Eva Fernández
    Social Investment in Early Childhood Manager
  • Luis Quirós
    FEMSA Cultural Program Manager
  • Ilsa Ruiz
    Head of External Affairs and Administration

OUR HISTORY

FEMSA, since its foundation more than 125 years ago, has been committed to foster social and economic value through its companies and institutions. In 2008, FEMSA Foundation started its work to contribute to achieve this mission through our social investments.

Throughout our history we have evolved our approach to achieve greater impact each time. Today, we have positively impacted the lives of more than 62 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean.