The Board is responsible for determining corporate strategy; defining and overseeing the implementation of vision and values; and approving related-party transactions and transactions not in the ordinary course of business.



José Antonio Fernández Carbajal
Executive Chairman of the Board of Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V.

Elected 1984
Alternate: Federico Reyes García C

Mariana Garza Lagüera Gonda
Private Investor

Elected 1998
Alternate: Eva María Garza Lagüera Gonda

Paulina Garza Lagüera Gonda
Private Investor

Elected 1999
Alternate: Othón Páez Garza

José Fernando Calderón Rojas
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Franca Servicios, S.A. de C.V., Servicios Administrativos de Monterrey, S.A. de C.V., Regio Franca, S.A. de C.V., and Franca Industrias, S.A. de C.V.

Elected 1984
Alternate: Francisco José Calderón Rojas

Alfonso Garza Garza
Vice President of Strategic Businesses of Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V.

Elected 2001
Alternate: Juan Carlos Garza Garza

Max Michel González
Operations Manager at Servicios Liverpool, S.A. de C.V.

Elected 1996
Alternate: Bertha Michel González

Alberto Bailleres González
Chairman of the Boards of the companies of Grupo BAL, S.A. de C.V.

Elected 1989
Alternate: Arturo Fernández Pérez

Francisco Javier Fernández Carbajal C
Chief Executive Officer of Servicios Administrativos Contry, S.A. de C.V.

Elected 2004
Alternate: Javier Astaburuaga Sanjines

Ricardo Guajardo Touché C, I
Chairman of the Board of Solfi, S.A. de C.V.

Elected 1988
Alternate: Alfonso González Migoya A, I

Alfredo Livas Cantú B, C, I
Vice President of Corporate Affairs

( April 2016)
Elected 1995
Alternate: Sergio Deschamps Ebergenyi I

Bárbara Garza Lagüera Gonda
Private Investor; President of the Acquisitions Committee of Colección FEMSA

Elected 1998
Alternate: Juan Guichard Michel

Carlos Salazar Lomelín
Chief Executive Officer of Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V.

Elected 2014
Alternate: Miguel Eduardo Padilla Silva

Ricardo Saldívar Escajadillo B, I
President of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of The Home Depot Mexico

Elected 2006

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega I
Executive Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Finance Committee of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B.

Elected 2015


Armando Garza Sada I
Chairman of the Board of Grupo Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V., Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V. and Nemak, S.A.B. de C.V.

Elected 2003
Alternate: Enrique F. Senior Hernández I

Moisés Naím B, I
Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Producer and host of Efecto Naím; author and journalist

Elected 2011
Alternate: Francisco Zambrano Rodríguez A, I

José Manuel Canal Hernando A, I
Independent Consultant

Elected 2003

Michael Larson I
Chief Investment Officer for William H. Gates III

Elected 2010
Alternate Director: Daniel Alberto Rodríguez Cofré

Robert E. Denham B, C, I
Partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP (law firm)

Elected 2001
Alternate Director: Ernesto Cruz Velázquez de León A, I

Carlos Eduardo Aldrete Ancira

Alternate Secretary
Arnulfo Treviño Garza

A Audit Committee
B Corporate Practices Committee
C Strategy and Finance Committee
I Independent Director

Alfredo Livas Cantú, Board member and longtime friend of our company, passed away on April 26, 2016. Mr. Livas contributed his talent, loyalty and integrity for almost forty years."


Alfredo Livas Cantú
(† 1951 - 2016)

He earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, and master’s degrees in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Texas and the UANL. He first came to FEMSA, then known as VISA, in 1978. For ten years he served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, and played an outstanding role in key transactions such as the debt restructuring in the 1980s, forging the successful joint venture with The Coca-Cola Company, various business acquisitions and divestitures in the 1990s and, most significantly, the corporate restructuring of VISA-FEMSA, which paved the way for our historic public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

He was elected member of FEMSA’s Board of Directors in 1995 and Secretary of the Planning and Finance Committee in 2002. As a Board member, he was known for his vision, openness and clarity, and he gave crucial guidance to the company in its strategic path. He earned not only the trust of Board members and shareholders but also business executives, who valued his talent, experience and professional prestige.

He was an altruistic man, who served his community and his country with dedication and passion. The affection and generosity he brought to his continuous efforts to help neighbors and peasant families of Linares, Nuevo León, is just one shining example.

Firm in his convictions, faithful to his friends and loving to his family, Alfredo Livas will always be a life example for future generations.