Our commitment at CEMEX Latam Holding is to create value for our shareholders, encouraging the development of the countries where we operate through innovative building solutions that foster well-being and meet the needs of our customers.
Jaime Muguiro Domínguez
Proprietary Director - President of the Board of Directors
Dates of first appointment and reelection: 4 October 2012, 20 June 2016 and 28 June 2019. He joined CEMEX in 1996. He has held several management positions in the areas of Strategic Planning, Business Development, Ready- Concrete, Aggregates, and Human Resources. He led CEMEX’s operations in Egypt and in the Mediterranean. Recently, he led CEMEX’s operations in South, Central America and the Caribbean. In his current position, he is member of the CEMEX´s Board of Directors and oversees CEMEX´s operations in United States. Jaime holds a degree in Business Management from the Universidad de San Pablo CEU and a Law degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He also has an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jesús González Herrera
Executive Director – Managing Director
Date of first appointment (by co-optation): 13 November 2019. President of CEMEX in South, Central America and the Caribbean. Jesús González joined CEMEX in 1998, and has held several senior positions, including Corporate Director of Strategic Planning, Vice President of Strategic Planning in CEMEX USA, President of CEMEX Central America, President of CEMEX UK, and more recently as Executive Vice President of Sustainability and Operations Development. In his current position, Jesús is the President of CEMEX in South, Central America and the Caribbean, and Chief Executive Officer of CEMEX Latam Holdings. He holds a MSc in Naval Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from IESE - University of Navarra, Barcelona.
Rafael Santos Calderón
Dates of first appointment and reelection: 9 October 2012, 20 June 2016 and 28 June 2019. Mr Santos is a graduate from Kansas University’s School of Journalism. In 1976 he was a writer and editor of the newspaper The Miami Herald, and subsequently joined the newspaper El Tiempo de Colombia, where he served as editor between 1976 and 1991 and subsequently as deputy editor-in-chief from 1991 to 1997. From 1997 to 1999, he was Vice-President for Community Relations and from 1999 to 2009 he was the General Manager of the newspaper. After the sale of part of the shares of El Tiempo to publishing group Planeta, he held the office of Publishing Director of Casa Editorial El Tiempo (CEET), where he edited that publishing house’s social responsibility magazine, Huella Social. He was a member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of CEET and of the Editorial Board of El Tiempo. He was chairman of the Board of directors of Corporación Excelencia en la Justicia; Vice-Chairman of the Board of directors of Colombia Emprendedora; fellow and member of the Board of Visitors of the fellowship program of the John S. Knight Foundation at Stanford University; a member since 1987 of the Central University’s Higher Board. He has an Honorary Degree in Journalism from the Central University. He is currently vice-chancellor of Colombia’s Central University since 2013.
Coloma Armero Montes
Dates of first appointment and reelection: 4 October 2012, 20 June 2016 and 28 June 2019. A lawyer practising since the year 1979 when she took up a position at the law firm Bufete Armero, where she became a partner from 1990 and joint managing partner from 1993. In 1999, following the takeover merger of Bufete Armero by Uría Menéndez, she became a partner, in the Corporate Department, and member of the Board of Directors of this firm until the end of the year 2008. In addition, she has been a member of the board of trustees of the Professor Uría Foundation since it was established in the year 2005 and until the end of 2008. In the year 2001, she led the opening of Uría Menéndez’s office in Lisbon which she managed jointly until the year 2005. In her professional practice as a lawyer, she has focussed her activity on Corporate Law and in particular, for thirty years, in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions and, specifically, Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions. From June 2009 to date, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of Mutua Madrileña Automovilista, Compañía de Seguros a Prima Fija and of its Investment Committee. For nine years, and until the month of June 2018, she was a member of Mutua Madrileña’s Audit and Compliance Committee and was until July 2015 a member of the Board of Directors of Mutuactivos S.A.U., S.G.I.I.C. and of Mutuactivos Pensiones S.A.U. S.G.F.P. From December 2009, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of Fundación Mutua Madrileña, and is currently the Deputy Vice-Chair of this Foundation.
Mónica Aparicio Smith
Dates of first appointment: 15 June 2018 (previously, by co-option, 2 April 2018). She holds a Degree in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá). Ms. Aparicio has served as a Director and Professional Banker and has over 25 years of experience in the public and private financial sector in Latin America. She has completed several qualification programmes at such reputable Universities as Harvard University and the George Washington University. During her career, she has held the offices of CEO and Head of Banco Santander in Colombia and Puerto Rico, Senior Independent Consultant to multilateral institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. She is currently a Board member of Banco Itau in Colombia, of Banco Interamericano de Finanzas (BANBIF) in Peru, of Banco GyT Continental in Guatemala and a member of the Advisory Board to Intertug Holdings. She was International and Monetary Vice President of the Bank of the Republic of Colombia, Executive Director of the Fondo de Garantías de Instituciones Financieras (FOGAFIN) and Colombian representative to the World Bank – among other relevant offices in public and private institutions. She has overseen the transformation of entities, incorporating international best practices, including those of Central Banks as and when required. In addition, Ms. Aparicio is a Certified Ontological Coach and Positive Psychology Coach.
Marcelo Catalá Espinosa
Dates of first appointment and reelection: 29 July 2020. He joined CEMEX in 2006 and has held several senior positions, including Corporate Director for Strategic Planning, CEMEX Vice-President for Strategic Planning for Northern Europe and Poland, President of CEMEX Poland, President of CEMEX France, and most recently Vice-President for Related Businesses, Marketing, Innovation and Customer Experience for Europe. Before CEMEX, Marcelo worked in Consultancy for the firm Boston Consulting Group. Marcelo studied Business and Laws at Comillas University and has an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently Vice-President for Urbanisation Solutions for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia at CEMEX.
José Antonio Gonzalez
Dates of first appointment and reelection: 29 July 2020. He joined CEMEX in 1998 and has held several senior positions in the areas of Finance, Strategic Planning and Communication and Corporate Affairs, and most recently, held the office of Executive Vice-President for Finance and Administration (CFO) of the company worldwide. He has an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from the Monterrey Technological Institute and an MBA from Stanford University. He is currently Executive Vice-President for Strategic Planning and Business Development at CEMEX.
José Luis Orti García
Date of first appointment and reelection: 20 June 2016 and 28 June 2019. He joined Cemex in 1993 and currently is responsible for Business Deveopment Project, as part of the Corporate Strategic Planning Department (acquisitions, divestments, assets swaps, mergers, etc) for Europe, Africa, Asia and Middle East.
Antonio Iván Sánchez
Proprietary Director. Secretary of the Board of Directors
Dates of first appointment and reelection: 29 July 2020. He graduated in Law from Deusto University in Bilbao, Spain. He was awarded a master in laws (LLM) at Northwestern University (Pritzker School of Law) in Chicago, USA. After working in various law firms, he joined CEMEX in the year 2001 and has since been working as a lawyer on the legal team, in the international area. In September 2017, we was appointed legal director of the CEMEX Group operations in the region of Asia, Middle East and Africa and in June 2020 was designated to hold that position in the region of Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa.