Board of Directors

Henry McGovern

Mr. Henry McGovern is a 49 years old citizen of the United States. In the years 2008-2015, he held the role of Chairman of AmRest Holdings SE Supervisory Board. He was the co-founder of AmRest in 1993 and served as the CEO from 1995 to 2008  (initially of American Retail System (ARS) and from 1999 of AmRest). In the years 1993-1995, Mr. McGovern was a member of the Supervisory Board of ARS. In the previous years, he was the CEO of Metropolian Properties International (MPI) - real estate company specializing in commercial property. Mr. McGovern currently serves as Vice President of MPI and the President of International Restaurant Investment (IRI).

Mr. McGovern studied Biology and Philosophy at Georgetown University and attended the London School of Economics. He is an active member of Young Presidents’ Organization.


José Parés Gutiérrez

Mr. José Parés Gutiérrez is a Senior Executive with extensive international experience and a proven track record in marketing, sales, operations finance and management.

Since 2013 he is the Chief Executive Officer of Finaccess Capital (Mexico), responsible for managing several hundreds of million dollars portfolio. He is also the Director of the Board of Crown Imports, Chicago, Il, the Vice Chairman of the Board of MMI, Toronto, Canada, Director of the Board of DIFA, Mexico and former member of the Beer Chamber of Mexico.

Previously, Mr. Parés Gutiérrez worked for 19 years in Grupo Modelo (Mexico), in various positions. During last 5 years of employment, including financial crisis years, he contributed as the Vice President of Marketing and Sales International to growth of Grupo Modelo’s revenue form USD 1 billion to USD 3 billion.

Mr. Parés Gutiérrez graduated from Universidad Panamericana, Mexico (Business and Finance) and completed his MBA at ITAM, Mexico as well as the Business D-1 Program at IPADE, Mexico and Executive Programme at Wharton, San Francisco.

Luis Miguel Álvarez Pérez

Mr. Luis Miguel Álvarez Pérez is a Board Member, Audit Committee Member and Investment Committee Member of Fianccess, S.A.P.I. (since 2013). He is also the Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Compitalia, S.A. de C.V., a family investment company business which primarily invests directly in target companies through equity holdings and real estate investments, primarily in sectors such as: clean energy, biofuels, oils and derivatives, quick service restaurants, real estate projects and financial funds.

For over 25 years he occupied different positions on several Grupo Modelo´s subsidiaries and headquarters (including the Vertical Companies Director of Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V., President & General Manager of Gmodelo Agriculture, LLC., Idaho Falls, Idaho, Vice President & General Manager of Gmodelo Agriculture, Inc.). He has also spent 8 years of his career in Grupo Modelo in Idaho Falls, ID, USA as the President and General Manager of a new malting plant facility.

Mr. Álvarez Pérez continues to be actively involved as a board member of different companies and NGO´s. Apart from various positions in Finaccess, he is currently a Board Member of BioFin Services, S.A. de C.V. (SOFOM ENR), Biofields, S.A., Algenol, LLC, Christel House Mexico, A.C., Sueños y Conceptos Inmobiliarios, S.A. de C.V., Grupo Aradam, SAPI and the Chairman of the Board of Tenedora Santa Hortensia, SAPI. and Fornix, S.A. de C.V. His former board positions include: Alternate Board Member and Executive Committee Member of Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V., Board Member and Executive Committe Member of InteGrow Malt, LLC., as well as Board Member of Impulsora Agrícola, S.A. and International CO2 Extraction, LLC.

Mr. Álvarez Pérez graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana (Industrial Engineering) and completed the International Management Program at Ft. Lauderdale, Flo. (IPADE), PADI – International Top Management Program (ITAM, Ashridge, Kellog, IMD, Standford) and the Building Skills for Success program at Wharton.

Steven Kent Winegar Clark

Mr. Steven Kent Winegar Clark began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in 1970 and was with them for seven years; first in the Houston, Texas office and then Madrid, Spain. In 1977 he joined MSD Pharmaceuticals as CFO of its subsidiary in Colombia and in 1979 the same position in Italy. In 1980 he was named managing director of MSD´s subsidiary in Greece/Turkey and in 1984, Spain. In 1985 he moved to Bristol-Myers Spain as managing director. He entered the restaurant sector in 1987 as CEO of Foster´s Hollywood Restaurants and co-founded Grupo Zena de Restauración in 1993. After the sale of the majority control to CVC Capital Partners in 2001 he founded Restauravia Grupo de Restauración in 2003 with Corpfin Capital entering into the capital structure in 2006. AmRest acquired a majority control of the company in 2011 and the balance in 2013. He continued to serve as its CEO until October 2014.

Mr. Winegar is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a past President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain, a trustee of the American School of Madrid (for 25 years), a former board member of Telepizza SAU and Vice-Chairman of Sabertia Capital Partners.

Carlos Fernández González

Over the last 30 years, Mr. Carlos Fernández González has held management positions in various business sectors. These positions were highly complex and required Mr. González to have a high level of skill and responsibility.

He was the CEO (1997-2013) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (2005-2013) of Modelo Group. From the time he was named CEO, up to 2013, this group consolidated its position as the leading brewing company in Mexico, the seventh biggest worldwide and the world's biggest beer exporter.

He has also served on the boards of national and international companies, including Anheuser Busch (US), Emerson Electric Co. (US), Seeger Industrial (Spain), Grupo Televisa (Mexico), Crown Imports, Ltd. (US), Inbursa (Mexico) and Mexican Stock Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores). He has served on the advisory board of the Modelo Group and has also been a member of the international advisory board at Banco Santander, S.A. and a director of Grupo Financiero Santander México S.A.B de C.V.

Mr. González is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Finaccess S.A.P.I. de C.V. – a company of which he was founder – which is active in Mexico, Spain and the US. He is also an independent director of Banco Santander, S.A. and a non-executive director of Inmobiliaria Colonial, S.A.

Mr. González is an industrial engineer and has also studied on senior management programmes at the IPADE Business School (Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa).

Pablo Castilla Reparaz

Mr. Pablo Castilla Reparaz is a Spanish citizen. He has been involved in the banking sector working for the Spanish bank Banco Santander, S.A. for the last 30 years and has broad experience in M&A transactions. He currently holds position of Managing Director of Corporate Legal Advice / Legal Manager of corporate transactions of Grupo Santander. His scope of responsibilities includes M&A transactions in many jurisdictions both EU and non–EU. Mr. Pablo Castilla Reparaz held functions of Director of Santander Direkt Bank (Germany), Director of Banco Mercantil (Peru), Non-member Secretary of BT Telecomunicaciones S.A. and Member Secretary of Open Bank, S.A.; and still holds positions as Member Secretary of Santander Investment, S.A. and Secretary of the Investments Committee of Grupo Santander.

Mr. Castilla holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Laws (Universidad de San Pablo) as well as a Master’s Degrees in Tax Legal Advice and EU Law (ICAI – ICADE) and finished Advanced Management Program for Overseas Bankers (the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania). He is also a member of the Madrid Bar Association.

Mr. Castilla meets all the criteria required for the independent member of the Supervisory Board.

Mustafa Ogretici

Mr. Mustafa Ogretici is a British citizen. He specializes in gastronomy and real estate sectors. His experience includes managing restaurants and franchising. He has owned and run restaurants in the United Kingdom since 1997. Since 2005 he has been real estate investor.

Mr. Ogretici graduated with a distinction from Cassio Campus College, Watford, where he studied Business Management and Law.

Mr. Ogretici meets all the criteria required for the independent member of the Supervisory Board.

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