A. Executive Committee
B. Audit Committee
C. Compensation Committee
D. Special Nomination Committee
E. Corporate Governance and Communication Committee
F. Administrative Committee
Committee A,C, E
First Election: 1999
Director. Mr. Larrea has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since December 1999, Chief Executive Officer from December 1999 to October 2004, and a member of our Board of Directors since November 1999. He has been Chairman of the board of directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Grupo México, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Grupo Mexico”) (holding) since 1994. Mr. Larrea has been Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Ferroviario Mexicano, S.A. de C.V. (railroad company) since 1997. Mr. Larrea was previously Executive Vice Chairman of Grupo Mexico and has been member of the board of directors since 1981. He is also Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Empresarios Industriales de México, S.A. de C.V. (“EIM”) (holding) and Fondo Inmobiliario (real estate company), since 1992. Mr. Larrea, presides over every Board meeting and since 1999 has been contributing to the Company his education, his leadership skills, industry knowledge, strategic vision, informed judgment and over 20 years of business experience, especially in the mining sector. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Mexico, of Grupo Ferroviario Mexicano, S.A. de C.V. and of EIM, a holding company engaged in a variety of business, including mining, construction, railways, real estate, and drilling, he brings to the Company a valuable mix of business experience in different industries.
Committee A, C, E, F
First Election 1999
Director. Mr. González Rocha has been our President since December 1999 and our President and Chief Executive Officer since October 21, 2004. He has been a director of the Company since November 1999. Mr. González Rocha has been Chief Executive Officer and director of Asarco LLC (integrated US copper producer), an affiliate of the Company, since August 2010 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Americas Mining Corporation (“AMC”) a holding company of Grupo Mexico, since 2015. Previously, he was the Company’s President and General Director and Chief Operating Officer from December 1999 to October 20, 2004. Mr. González Rocha has been a director of Grupo Mexico since 2002. He was General Director of Mexicana de Cobre, S.A. de C.V. from 1986 to 1999 and of Buenavista del Cobre, S.A. de C.V. (formerly Mexicana de Cananea, S.A. de C.V.) from 1990 to 1999. He was an alternate director of Grupo Mexico from 1998 to April 2002. Mr. González Rocha is a civil engineer with a degree from the Autonomous National University of Mexico (“UNAM”) in Mexico City, Mexico. Mr. González Rocha, is a civil engineer by profession and a business man with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. He has been associated with our Mexican operations since 1976. His contributions to the Company include his professional skills, his leadership, an open mind and a willingness to listen to different opinions. Mr. González Rocha has proven his ability to deal with crises to lessen negative impacts to the Company. His devotion of time to the Company and his hands-on management of the operations in Mexico and Peru contribute to his effective leadership of the Company. Mr. González Rocha has been recognized as Copper Man of the Year 2015 and was inducted into the American Mining Hall of Fame in December 2016 in Tucson, Arizona and into the Mexican Mining Hall of Fame in October 2017 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Primera Elección 2021
Director Nominee. Mr. Leonardo Contreras Lerdo de Tejada joined AMC on September 10, 2018. He was appointed President of ASARCO in January 2019, Director for Commercial and Supply Chain of AMC in August 2019 and President of IMMSA, a subsidiary of the Company, in August 2020. Mr. Contreras Lerdo de Tejada has more than 10 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining AMC, Mr. Leornado Contreras Lerdo de Tejada founded Murano Capital in September 2015, a private investment vehicle targeting primary investments in companies with solid operating teams with the potential to transcend globally. Prior to founding Murano Capital, Mr. Contreras Lerdo de Tejada worked at Nexxus Capital for almost five years during which time he participated in several private and public equity and debt transactions. At Nexxus Capital, he was a member of the investment and fundraising teams, as well as responsible for day-to-day involvement, monitoring and reporting of three portfolio companies engaged in healthcare, education and e-commerce. Earlier on in his career he co-founded a toy manufacturing and distribution start-up, which was acquired by a strategic buyer, and co-founded a Smoothie and Juice Bar start-up company. Mr. Contreras Lerdo de Tejada holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City and earned an MBA degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mr. Leonardo Contreras Lerdo de Tejada brings to the Company his financial and operating skills and his more than 10 years of experience in private equity, investment banking and entrepreneurship.
Comités A, C, D, E
Primera Elección 1999
Director. Mr. García de Quevedo has been a director of the Company since November 1999. He was our Chief Operating Officer from April 12, 2005 until April 23, 2015. Since November 1, 2014, Mr. Garcia de Quevedo Topete has served as the President of the infrastructure division of Grupo Mexico, composed of the energy, gas, oil and construction subsidiaries of Grupo Mexico. He is also Vice-chairman of Grupo Mexico. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Copper Minera Mexico from September 2001 until November 1, 2014. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Americas Mining Corporation from September 7, 2007 to October 31, 2014. From December 2009 to June 2010, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Asarco LLC. Previously he was President of Asarco LLC from November 1999 to September 2001. Mr. García de Quevedo began his professional career in 1969 with Grupo Mexico. He was President of Grupo Ferroviario Mexicano, S.A. de C.V. and of Ferrocarril Mexicano, S.A. de C.V. from December 1997 to December 1999, and Executive Vice President of Exploration and Development of Grupo Mexico from 1994 to 1997. He has been a director of Grupo Mexico since April 2002. He was also Vice President of Grupo Condumex, S.A. de C.V. (telecommunications, electronics and automotive parts producer) for eight years. Mr. García de Quevedo was the Chairman of the Mining Chamber of Mexico from November 2006 to August 2009. He is a chemical engineer with a degree from the UNAM in Mexico City, Mexico. He also attended a continuous business administration and finance program at the Technical Institute of Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. Mr. García de Quevedo contributes to the Company his extensive business experience and leadership, his industry knowledge, his skills to motivate high-performing talent, and his general management skills. During his more than 41 years of experience as an executive with Grupo Mexico and subsidiaries, he was responsible for developing the integration strategy of Grupo Mexico. He was directly responsible for the development of the copper smelter, refinery, precious metal and rod plants of Grupo Mexico. Mr. García de Quevedo also headed the process for the acquisition of railroad concessions for Grupo Mexico, the formation of Grupo Ferroviario Mexicano, S.A. de C.V. and its partnership with Union Pacific. Previously, he had a distinguished career as Vice President of sales and marketing for Grupo Condumex, S.A. de C.V., where among other achievements, he was responsible for the formation of a division for the sale, marketing and distribution of products in the United States and Latin America and where he headed the Telecommunications division. Mr. García de Quevedo also contributes to the Company his diversified business experience gained from having served on the boards of different Mexican and United States companies and as Chairman of the Mining Chamber of Mexico.
Comités A, B, D
Primera Elección 2004
Special Independent Director. Dr. Palomino has been a director of the Company since March 19, 2004. Dr. Palomino is a member of the board of directors and Vice-chairman of the Central Bank of Peru (Banco Central de Reserva del Peru) since September 2016, a director of the Master’s in Finance Program at the University of the Pacific in Lima, Peru since July 2009, a member of the board of directors of Laboratorios Portugal (personal care products manufacturer) since September 2017, and a member of the board of directors of Summa Capital, S. A. (corporate consulting firm) since April 2014. Dr. Palomino was Chairman of the board of directors of Aventura Plaza, S.A. (commercial real estate developer and operator) from January 2008 to June 2016, member of the board of directors and Manager of the Peruvian Economic Institute (economic think tank) from April 2009 to August 2016, Partner of Profit Consultoria e Inversiones (a financial consulting firm) from July 2007 to July 2016, and a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of the Bolsa de Valores de Lima (Lima Stock Exchange) from March 2013 to July 2016. Dr. Palomino was Principal and Senior Consultant of Proconsulta International (financial consulting) from September 2003 to June 2007. He was First Vice President and Chief Economist, Latin America, for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, New York (investment banking) from 2000 to 2002. He was Chief Executive Officer, Senior Country and Equity Analyst of Merrill Lynch, Peru (investment banking) from 1995 to 2000. Dr. Palomino has held various positions with banks and financial institutions as an economist, financial advisor and analyst. He has a PhD in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from the Economics Program of the University of the Pacific in Lima, Peru. Dr. Palomino is a member of our Audit Committee and a special independent director nominee. He is also our “audit committee financial expert,” as the term is defined by the SEC. Dr. Palomino contributes to the Company his education in economics and finance, acquired from extensive academic studies, including a PhD in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his expertise, his wise counsel, and his extensive business experience gained from his past and current activities from serving as a financial analyst, including of the mining sectors in Mexico and Peru.
Primera Elección 2002
Special Independent Director. Mr. Perezalonso has been a director of the Company since June 2002. Currently, Mr. Perezalonso is a member of the board of directors of Gigante, S.A. de C.V. (retail and real estate) and Blasky (hotel chain in Baja California, Mexico). He is also National Vice President of the Cruz Roja Mexicana (Red Cross). Mr. Perezalonso was Chairman of the board of directors of Volaris Compañía de Aviación, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (airline) from March 2, 2011 to November 2014. He was Chief Executive Officer of Corporación Geo, S.A. de C.V. (housing construction) from February 2006 to February 2007. Mr. Perezalonso was the Chief Executive Officer of Aeroméxico (Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V.) (airline company) from 2004 until December 2005. From 1998 until April 2001, he was Executive Vice President of Administration and Finance of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (media company). From 1980 until February 1998, Mr. Perezalonso held various positions with Grupo Cifra, S.A. de C.V. (retail and department stores), the most recent position being that of General Director of Administration and Finance. He was also a member of the Advisory Council of Banco Nacional de México, S.A. de C.V. (banking), the board of directors and the investment committee of Afore Banamex (banking), the board and the investment committee of Siefore Banamex No. 1 (banking), Masnegocio Co. S. de R.L. de C.V. (information technology), Intellego (technology), Telefónica Móviles México, S.A. de C.V. (wireless communication), Marhnos Construction Company (housing construction), and Fomento de Investigación y Cultura Superior, A.C. (Foundation of the Iberoamerican University in Mexico). Mr. Perezalonso was also a director of Cablevision, S.A. de C.V., and a member of the audit committee of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. from March 1998 to September 2009. Mr. Perezalonso has a law degree from the Iberoamerican University in Mexico City, Mexico and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Business Administration Graduate School for Central America (INCAE) in Nicaragua. Mr. Perezalonso has also attended a Corporate Finance program at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Perezalonso is a member of our Audit Committee and a special independent director nominee. Mr. Perezalonso contributes to the Company his legal and financial education acquired from extensive academic studies, including a Master’s degree in Business Administration from INCAE in Nicaragua, and his business experience acquired serving in the financial areas of several companies and as Chief Executive Officer of different companies. Mr. Perezalonso also brings to the Board of Directors his informed judgment and his diversified business experience gained from serving on the boards of directors of different Mexican companies.
Primera Elección 2018
Independent Director. Mr. Ariztegui Andreve has been a director of the Company since April 25, 2018. Mr. Ariztegui Andreve is Managing Director and Chairman of Aonia Holding, a wholly owned private investment firm he founded in 1989. Aonia has made investments in the following industries: gold mining, global commodity trading, retailing (e.g. duty free shops), infrastructure (e.g. airport terminal operation), asset management and real estate. During the last seven years, Mr. Ariztegui has been actively selling and buying stakes in non-public companies, including Pallium Trading (fish meal) and MK Metal Trading (copper, zinc, lead, gold and silver concentrates). He also sold Aonia’s equity stake in Fumisa and Aerodom, airport terminal operating companies in Mexico City and in the Dominican Republic, respectively. In 2013, Mr. Ariztegui Andreve made inroads in the financial asset management business by acquiring a stake in InverCap, the fifth largest pension fund manager in Mexico, which he sold in April 2017. Mr. Ariztegui Andreve worked as a Corporate Banker and Vice President of international operations and trade finance for Citibank in New York and Mexico City for eight years (1979-1987). Mr. Ariztegui Andreve co-founded and was President and Chief Executive Officer of MK Metal Trading, a global based metal and mineral (copper, zinc, lead, gold and silver concentrates) trading company start-up for 18 years (1994-2012). MK Metal Trading was sold in 2012. Mr. Ariztegui Andreve currently sits on the boards of several non-public companies, including InverCap Holding (financial assets management), Reim (real estate mid-size residential development), Alvamex (international storage and logistics). He also is a director of the University Club, in Mexico. Previously, he was director of Dufry AG (leading global retail and airport duty free operator), Latin American Airport Holdings (airport infrastructure and terminal operator), Satelites Mexicanos (SATMEX) (telecommunications), Banco Mexicano, Grupo Financiero Inverlat (financial services) and Minera Santa Gertrudis (mining). During the last five years Mr. Ariztegui did not serve as a director of any other US public company. Mr. Ariztegui Andreve received a Master in Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of Business and Finance and a Master in Systems Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Ariztegui Andreve brings to the Company his vast experience in the financial, mining and commercial sectors. He also adds to the Board of Directors his leadership experience and expertise attained through his participation as a director of other companies.
Primera Elección 2004
Special Independent Director. Mr. Ruiz Sacristán has been a director of the Company since February 12, 2004. Since November 2001, he has been the owner and Managing Partner of Proyectos Estrategicos Integrales, a Mexican investment banking firm specialized in agricultural, transport, tourism, and housing projects. Mr. Ruiz Sacristán has held various distinguished positions in the Mexican government, the most recent being that of Secretary of Communications and Transportation of Mexico from 1995 to 2000. While holding that position, he was also Chairman of the board of directors of the Mexican-owned companies in the sector, and member of the board of directors of development banks. He was also the Chairman of the board of directors of Asarco LLC. Mr. Ruiz Sacristán is Chairman of the board of directors and Executive President of IEnova, the Mexican operating subsidiary of Sempra Energy since September 2020. Mr. Ruiz Sacristán was Chief Executive Officer of Sempra North American Infrastructure Group from 2018 until September 2020. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Ruiz Sacristán was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IEnova from 2012 to 2018 and a member of the board of directors of Sempra Energy from 2007 to 2012. He is a member of the boards of directors of Constructora y Perforadora Latina, S.A. de C.V. (Mexican geothermal exploration and drilling company) and of Banco Ve Por Mas, S.A. (Mexican bank). Mr. Ruiz Sacristán holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Anáhuac University in Mexico City, Mexico, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Ruiz Sacristán is one of our special independent director nominees. Mr. Ruiz Sacristán contributes to the Company his extensive business studies, including a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, his investment banking experience and his broad business experience as a former Chief Executive Officer of PEMEX (Mexican oil company), combined with his distinguished career in the Mexican government as a former Secretary of Communications and Transport of Mexico and as a director of Mexican-owned enterprises and financial institutions. Mr. Ruiz Sacristán also brings to the Board of Directors his informed judgment and his diversified business experience gained from serving on the board of directors and of the audit, and environmental and technology committees of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy service company, based in San Diego, California, as the former Chairman of Asarco LLC, and as the Chief Executive Officer of IEnova.
Primera Elección 2010
Independent Director. Mr. Castillo Sánchez Mejorada has been a director of the Company since July 26, 2010 and is our fifth independent director nominee. From May 2013 to December 2020, Mr. Castillo Sánchez Mejorada was Senior Partner of Ventura Capital Privado, S.A. de C.V. (Mexican financial company), and, since October 2013, he has been Chairman of the board of directors of Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, S.A.B. de C.V. (Mexican telecommunications company). From April 2011 to May 2013, Mr. Castillo Sánchez Mejorada was a senior advisor at Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A.B. de C.V.(“GFNorte”) a financial holding institution that controls a bank, a broker dealer and other financial institutions in Mexico. From October 2000 to March 2011, Mr. Castillo Sánchez Mejorada was the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Ixe Grupo Financiero, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexican financial holding company that merged into GFNorte in April 2011. In addition, from March 2007 to March 2009, Mr. Castillo Sánchez Mejorada was the President of the Mexican Banking Association (Asociación de Bancos de México). Currently, Mr. Castillo Sánchez Mejorada is Chairman of the Board of Banco Nacional de Mexico, S.A. (Citibanamex), one of the largest banks in Mexico, and member of the board of Grupo Financiero Citibanamex, where he serves as a member of the practices committee and audit committee. He serves as an independent director on the board of directors of (i) Grupo Herdez, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexican holding company for the manufacture, sale and distribution of food products; (ii) Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexico-based holding company that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the petrochemical, food processing, automotive and telecommunication sectors. Mr. Castillo Sánchez Mejorada also serves as a member of the audit committee; (iii) Médica Sur, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexico-based company engaged in the hospital business; and (iv) Laboratorios Sanfer, S.A. de C.V., one of the leading companies in the Mexican pharmaceutical market. He is also a Senior Advisor for General Atlantic in Mexico, a private equity firm based out of New York. Mr. Castillo Sánchez Mejorada holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Anáhuac University, in Mexico City, Mexico. Mr. Castillo Sánchez Mejorada became a member of our Audit Committee on April 18, 2013. Mr. Castillo Sánchez Mejorada brings to the Company more than 41 years of experience in the financial sector. He also adds to the Board of Directors his leadership experience and expertise attained through his participation as an independent director of other companies.