Women entrepreneurs play a fundamental role in the business sector in Mexico
According to an analysis by the portal howmuch.net ., Mexico is the second country in Latin America with the most millionaires, only behind Brazil. The three men who head the list of “The 10 richest Mexicans”, published in Forbes magazine, are: Carlos Slim Helú, Ricardo Salinas Pliego and Germán Larrea, CEO of Grupo México.
However, there are also women who have great fortune and who represent some companies that play a fundamental role in the business sector in Mexico.
Eva Gonda de Rivera
Since 2013, Gonda heads the list of the richest women in the country, according to the Billionaires 2019 list, published by Forbes magazine. His fortune is valued at $ 6.7 billion.
Gonda is the widow of the Mexican businessman Eugenio Garza Lagüera, who died in 2008, who inherited from Eva and her four daughters 50% of the shares of Coca-Coca FEMSA, the largest public bottler of the US beverage brand.
The heiresses received the chain of self-service stores Oxxo, whose inference in the country revolutionized the retail trade. They are also in charge of the Oxxo Gas business, which has about 400 fuel stations in northern Mexico.
On the other hand, Gonda de Rivera and her daughters own 20% of the shares of Heineken , a Dutch company whose main business is the production and distribution of beer on a global scale.
In addition to owning 50% of the shares, Gonda de Rivera and her daughters own the Oxxo chain of stores (Photo: REUTERS / Daniel Becerril)
Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala Larregui
She is the current vice president of the Grupo Modelo board of directors and according to the business magazine, Maria Asuncion has a fortune of 5 billion 400 million dollars. Granddaughter of Félix Aramburuzabala, María Asunción is the heir to Grupo Modelo, a beer emporium with a national and international presence.
Together with his mother, Lucrecia Larregui, and his sister, he created the company Tresalia Capita l, a private equity, and venture capital firm that has invested in technology, real estate, land reserves, health, and education.
The businesswoman was the first woman to be part of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Stock Exchange in 2003 and also collaborated on the administrative boards of companies such as América Móvil, Televisa, Banamex, Médica Sur, among others. She is the only woman who is part of the list of “The 10 richest Mexicans”, where she occupies the fifth position, behind the magnate Alberto Baillères, president of Palacio de Hierro.
She is the current vice president of the Grupo Modelo board of directors and has a fortune of 5.4 billion dollars (Photo: Moisés Pablo / CUARTOSCURO)
Consuelo Garza Lagüera
She is the daughter of Eugenio Garza Sada, founder of the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and the conglomerate Fomento Economico Mexicano (FEMSA), a company of which she is a shareholder. Forbes data indicate that Consuelo Garza has an approximate fortune of 727 million dollars.
Consuelo is the seventh of eight children and her father’s family first appeared on the Forbes list in 1987, where Eugenio Garza’s fortune was valued at $ 1 billion thanks to the companies he founded and led in money orders. such as the brewing, steel and packaging industries.
The logo of Coca-Cola FEMSA de México, the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler, is displayed at its headquarters in Monterrey, in the north of the country (Photo: Daniel Becerril / REUTERS)
Ana María and Teresa Martín Bringas
They belong to Francisco Martín Borque who, together with his brother, in 1968 acquired the “La Soriana” store, located in the Lagunera region, whose name began to gain popularity under the name of Soriana, one of the largest supermarket chains in the country. with more than 812 points of operation in the 32 states of the republic.
The fortune of each of the sisters is valued at 560 million pesos. In addition, his brother Ricardo Martín Bringas is vice president of the board of directors and general director of Organización Soriana and owns shares of Aeroméxico.