Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for management of our business, including:

  • Establish general business strategy
  • Approve the annual business plan and capital budget
  • Approve any capital investments outside the annual budget
  • Propose increases in equity capital
  • Approve the 5-year Master Development Programs for the airports and any modifications, to be presented to the SCT.

As ratified by the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on April 14, 2017 , the members of the Board of Directors are:


Diego Quintana Kawage
Chairman and Director appointed by SETA
  • Member of our Board of Directors since April 2011 and Chairman since April 2013.
  • He was a member of the board of directors of Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. from 2008 to 2016.  He was ICA’s representative for the industrial construction segment and responsible for the airports and housing segments and for strategic alliances.
  • He joined Empresas ICA in 1995 and served as the General Director of ViveICA, ICA’s homebuilding company, from 2004 to 2009 and as Finance Director of ViveICA from 2000 to 2003.
  • He holds an economics degree from the Universidad Anáhuac and has a Master’s of Science in management from Stanford University.
Guadalupe Phillips Margain
Director appointed by SETA
  • Member of our Board of Directors since February 2017.
  • She is Chief Executive Officer of Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. since November 2016 and member of ICA’s board of directors since April 2016.
  • Previously, she was Chief Restructuring Officer of ICA and Vice President of Finance and Risk Management for Grupo Televisa.
  • She is a member of the boards of directors of Sky México and Evercore Casa de Bolsa. She is also an alternate member of the boards of directors of Grupo Televisa and Grupo Financiero Banorte.
  • Ms. Phillips holds a law degree from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. 
Rodrigo Antonio Quintana Kawage
Director appointed by SETA
  • Member of our Board of Directors since February 2017.
  • He is General Counsel of Empresas ICA since June 2010 and was designated as a provisional proprietary member of ICA’s board in November 2016.
  • Previously, Mr. Quintana worked as a legal intern at Banco de Mexico, Mexico’s central bank, and as an associate in the finance practice of Mayer Brown, a global law firm, in its Chicago and New York offices.
  • Mr. Quintana joined ICA’s legal department in 2001, and then rejoined after leaving Mayer Brown in January 2009.
  • Mr. Quintana holds law degrees from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico in Mexico City and from the University of Chicago Law School.
  • He is the brother of Mr. Diego Quintana, the Chairman of OMA’s Board. 
Christian Whamond
Director
Christian Whamond. Mr. Christian Whamond has been Portfolio Manager and Director of Corporate Credit at Fintech Advisory Inc. since joining the firm in 2012. He is responsible for directing and managing investments in corporate fixed income and equities. Prior to joining Fintech, Mr. Whamond worked at BTG Pactual where he had responsibility for managing and trading a portfolio of Latin American fixed income corporate credits. He joined BTG Pactual from James Caird Asset Management, a principal investment firm spun-off from Moore Capital where, as Emerging Markets Portfolio Strategist, he co-managed a portfolio of Emerging Markets sovereign and corporate credits. Mr. Whamond worked from 2007 to 2008 for Lehman Brothers’ Global Principal Strategies group (later renamed R3) where he helped manage the Emerging Markets credit portfolio. Prior to this, Mr. Whamond worked at JPMorgan, where he started his career in the Investment Bank in 1996 as a financial analyst and investment banker covering clients from the Buenos Aires office. He was later a Vice President in JPMorgan’s Latin American Mergers and Acquisitions group in New York and afterwards joined the Latin American Sales and Trading group, where he was responsible for trading and positioning complex Latin American corporate credits. Mr. Whamond holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Pablo García Aguilar
Director
  • Member of our Board of Directors since February 2017.
  • He has been Chief Financial Officer of Empresas ICA since December 2015, and was  Finance Director for ICA’s infrastructure division since 2012.
  • Prior to joining ICA, he was Managing Director and head of Project Finance for Latin America at Scotiabank. From 2004 to 2011 he was Senior Vice President for Project Finance for Banco Santander, heading all their Mexico activities. From 1998 to 2004, he served in various capacities at Banco Santander in New York City and Madrid.
  • Mr. Garcia has a B.A. in economics from Florida State University, and an M.A. in Applied Economics and Finance from the University of Michigan.
Prospero Antonio Ortega Castro
Director
  • Member of our Board of Directors since February 2017.
  • He is the Corporate Director of Administration of Empresas ICA since 2015. He has held positions in a number of ICA’s business units since joining ICA in 1995.
  • Previously, Mr. Ortega worked as an auditor at Price Waterhouse.
  • Mr. Ortega holds a degree in Finance and Accounting from the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla and a Master’s degree in Administration from the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He also attended an executive program at the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Empresas (IPADE) in Mexico City. 
Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez
Independent Director
  • Member of our Board of Directors since April 2016.
  • He is a partner in the law firm Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. He has over 20 years of experience providing advice and counsel to Mexican and foreign companies on domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He also represents issuers and financial institutions in domestic and international, public and private, debt and equity offerings, and advises clients in the negotiation, structuring and drafting of commercial loans, in complex financings and in infrastructure projects. Mr. Maldonado also represents clients in the Mexican hydrocarbons sector.
  • He serves as member and/or secretary of the boards of directors of companies such as Grupo Televisa, Consorcio Ara, and Banco Ahorro Famsa, among others.
  • Mr. Maldonado holds an undergraduate degree in law from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and an LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School. He also has specialized in corporate law from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Independent Director
Alberto Felipe Mulás Alonso
Independent Director
  • Member of our Board of Directors since October 2006.
  • Since 2014, Mr. Mulás has served as Mexico country head of Itaú BBA, a subsidiary of Itaú Unibanco (Brazil’s leading private financial group), responsible for developing the bank’s investment and corporate banking presence in the country. Prior to this, in 2003, he founded and, through 2013, managed CReSCE Consultores, S.C., a firm specialized in corporate finance, corporate governance and strategic planning.
  • In January 2001, President Vicente Fox appointed him as Undersecretary of Housing at the Mexican Ministry of Social Development, where he prepared the country’s new housing policy and created the country’s national housing commission and its council, becoming the first commissioner and a member of the presidential cabinet.
  • From 1999 to 2001, he was Managing Director at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp. From 1992 to 1997, he was Lehman Brothers’ country manager and, prior to that, vice president and associate at JP Morgan and Bankers Trust Company, respectively.
  • He currently serves as independent director on various boards, including Organización Ramirez (owner of Cinepolis, Latin America’s largest movie theater chain) and Farmacias del Ahorro (Mexico’s second largest pharmacy chain). In recent years, he has also served as an independent director on the boards of leading public firms such as Grupo Modelo S.A.B. de C.V., Grupo Financiero Santander México, S.A.B. de C.V. and Empresas ICA.
  •  He holds a degree in chemical engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Independent Director
Martin Werner Wainfeld
Independent Director
Martin Werner Wainfeld. Mr. Martin Werner Wainfeld was co-head of the Investment Bank for Latin America and Director General of Goldman Sachs in Mexico from 2000 to 2016. Previously, he was Undersecretary of Finance in Mexico for the period 1997-1999. He was in charge of the restructuring of Mexico’s external public debt during the 1994-1995 financial crisis. Mr. Werner has 16 years’ experience in investment banking and participated in more than ninety merger and acquisition and financing transactions. He is a member of the board of directors of Grupo Comercial Chedraui and is a member of the council of the Yale University Business School and Chairman of the Endowment Committee for the Colegio Americano. Mr. Werner holds an economics degree from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.
Financial Expert
Independent Director
Luis Solórzano Aizpuru
Independent Director
Luis Solórzano Aizpuru. Mr. Luis Solórzano Aizpuru is Managing Partner and Founder of Brabex Capital, a company dedicated to investments in enterprises in Mexico, the United States, and Europe. Prior to creating Brabex Capital, Mr. Solorzano worked for 16 years at Advent International as a Partner, Managing Director, and head of its Mexico office. He was also a Member and Chairman of the Investment Committee at Advent for Latin America, participating actively in the creation of Advent International as one of the principal and largest investment funds in Latin America and globally. Mr. Luis Solorzano had an 18-year career investing in companies in Mexico, the U.S., the Dominican Republic, Peru, Brazil, and Europe. During this period, Mr. Solorzano carried out investments in a variety of companies in different sectors, including airports, airport services, financial services, technology, industrial, retail and consumer goods and made more than 20 investments in companies including Viakem, GMD, Grupo Financiero Mifel, InverCap Holdings or Afore InverCap, Grupo Gayosso, Inmobiliaria Fumisa, Dufry, Brasif, Hildebrando, Scitum, and Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI, among others. He has been a member of the boards of directors of many companies and currently serves as Chairman of the board of Brabex Capital, InverCap Holdings, and Afore InverCap. He is also a member of the boards of directors of Grupo Financiero Mifel and Grupo Serviacero, among others. Mr. Solórzano is an economics graduate, cum laude, of the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Independent Director
Felipe Duarte Olvera
Independent Director
  • Member of our Board of Directors since April 2016. 
  • He is Managing Director of Customer Experience for Grupo Financiero Banorte.  Between 2006 and 2012, Mr. Duarte was Undersecretary of Transportation at the Ministry of Communications and Transportation; Undersecretary of Competitiveness and Standards at the Ministry of Economy and Technical Secretary of the Economic Cabinet in the Office of the President of Mexico. During that time, he was also a director of Pemex, the Federal Electricity Commission, and the Mexican development banks Nafin and Bancomext.
  • Previously he worked for the Mexican government in the Office of the President for Public Policy and at McKinsey and Co.
  • He is author of “Strategic Cost Management as a Base to Obtain Competitive Advantages,” published by the IMPC.
  • Mr. Duarte has an Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and degrees in Administration and Public Accounting from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Independent Director