Altagracia Gomez Sierra
Chairwoman of the Board of Directors,
Altagracia Gómez Sierra Grupo Empresarial G, She is Chair of the Board in Grupo MINSA, the world’s second largest producer of corn masa, and Almer- the largest bond warehouse in the world-a regulated non-bank financial institution as per Mexican regulation- which issues over 100 billion pesos in certificates of deposit in 2021.
Altagracia joined the business world at a young age, working her way up to become a Board Member in Grupo Empresarial G, one of the most important conglomerates in the country. The Consortium owns, among others, MINSA, ALMER, GIG (one of the top 5 real estate developers in the country), DINA (only Mexican brand of buses and trucks with almost 22% of the passenger transportation vehicle fleet in the country, and 90% of the market for natural gas-powered buses), AP Solutions (recognized as the best assembler in Mexico for Volkswagen, Tesla, General Motors, Chrysler, Audi, among others), Mercader Financial (regulated niche financial corporation), Exclusive High Tech (construction of electrical transmission lines and substations), and Siembra Capitales, to mention a few.
She has been appointed as an independent member of many adivosry councils including NAFIN and Bancomext, the government’s development banks. Additionally, she chairs the Board of Trustees of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). She is a member of the advisory council in Transversal Think Tank and Capital Indigo Fund. She is a national advisory member of the Corporate Coordinating Women’s Council (CCME), she is member of the Citibank Latin America advisory board and on Citibanamex national advisory board, she is also an independent member of the Entrepreneurial Council for Universidad de las Americas (UDLAP), she represents Mexico in the Ibero-American Council for Productivity and Competitiveness, is a member of the advisory board of Grupo Salinas Pliego and COINCYDES (state government entreprenurial advisory board). Altagracia previously chaired the Institute of Mexicanidad.
Altagracia stands out for being the youngest person on the list of the 100 most important business people in Mexico. She is recognized as one of the most powerful women in the country, consolidating her investments in sectors that catalyze sustainable development. At her young age, she has been awarded with the Premio Nacional Agroalimentario in Mexico and the Global Race Award granted by Harvard University.
Altagracia has been a lecturer of important events such as the VIII International Congress of the Spanish Language (CILE), intervening in the panel: Technology and entrepreneurship in Spanish-speaking countries. She has also participated as a panelist in forums such as Mexico’s Business Summit, Amexcap, the Ibero-American Meeting of Business Convergence in Montevideo, The Challenge of Taxation at Casa de América, Madrid, the United Nations High Level Political Forum in New York, The transformation of financial services organized by the UDLAP and the CNBV in Mexico, among others. Altagracia obtained her degree in Law with three honorable mentions from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico, the most prestigious law school in the country. She has participated in numerous conferences in Mexico, United States, China and other parts of the world as spokesperson for her school, state and country. She was invited to represent Mexico at the Global Young Leaders Conference in Austria and is a member of the National Honor Society. She has also completed several academic programs at the Oxford Royale Academy, where she studied the British system of Law, and contemporary political systems, among others. Recently, she completed two courses in Finance and Negotiation at Harvard Business School. (HBX)