Lorenzo A. Mendoza
Chief Executive Officer
Lorenzo A. Mendoza is Chief Executive Officer of Empresas Polar, the largest private company in Venezuela with interests in food processing and packaging. Mendoza is also a Member of the company's Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and of Grupo GEPP, a joint venture between Empresas Polar, Grupo Embotelladoras Unida and PepsiCo. Prior, he worked as an executive in the M&A department of J. Henry Schroder Wagg & Co. in London (1988-1990) and as executive in corporate banking of Citicorp/Citibank in New York (1987-1988). Mendoza serves as Director of the following institutions: Grupo TELEVISA, Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Latin America Business Council. He has also served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of Universidad Metropolitana and the Advance Business Institute. Mendoza is an Ashoka Fellow. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.