Lorenzo A. Mendoza

Chief Executive Officer, Empresas Polar

Degree in Industrial Engineering and MBA, Sloan School of Management, MIT. 1987-88, with Citicorp/Citibank. 1988-90, with J. Henry Schroder Wagg&Co. Currently, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Empresas Polar, the largest private company in Venezuela. Also leads Fundación Empresas Polar. Director: Grupo GEPP; Grupo TELEVISA; MIT Sloan Board; Latin American Board, Georgetown University; Dean’s Council, Harvard Kennedy School; Group of Fifty, Latin America Business Council (CEAL); Board of Trustees, Universidad Metropolitana. Young Global Leader and Member of the Foundation Board, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum. Ashoka Fellow. Recipient of awards, including: Leadership and Courage Award, Poder CNN, US (2010); Latin America Industrialist of the Year, World Business Forum, Ecuador (2010); CEO of the Year, America Economia, Chile; Social Responsibility CEO of the Year, Latin Trade Bravo Business Award, US.