Director Profiles

Eduard (Ted) Koert van Arkel - FNZIM Chairman

Mr van Arkel has been a professional director since retiring from the position of Managing Director of Progressive Enterprises Limited in November 2004. He joined the board in September that year and was elected chairman in 2006.  NZX listed company directorships are AWF Madison Group Limited and Abano Healthcare Group Limited. He is also a director of the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry Limited. Mr van Arkel also serves as a director of a number of private companies including Philip Yates Family Holdings Limited, Danske Mobler Limited and his family-owned companies Lang Properties Limited and Van Arkel & Co Limited. Mr van Arkel sits on the board's Audit and Risk Committee and Appointments and Remuneration Committee.
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Hamish Stevens - MCom (Hons), MBA, CA

After considerable experience in a number of senior corporate roles including both operational and financial management in large companies such as DB Breweries Limited and Heinz-Watties Limited, Hamish became a professional director in 2010. He is currently Chairman of The Kennedys Limited, Bereau Veritas Assure Quality Pty Limited (and its subsidiaries) and East Health Services Limited and is a director of Counties Power Limited, Asure Quality Limited, Smart Environmental Limited, and Botany Health Hub Limited. He is a director and shareholder of Governance & Advisory Limited. A qualified chartered accountant, Hamish also chairs the audit committees for a number of these companies and is the independent chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Waikato Regional Council. Mr Stevens sits on the board's Appointments and Remuneration Committee and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.
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Jose Pares Gutierrez

Jose is the Chief Executive Officer of Global Valar S.L. and its parent, Finaccess Capital. He is also the Chairman of the Board and a Proprietary Director of AmRest Holdings SE, 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, Jose worked for 19 years at Grupo Modelo (Mexico), in various positions, including as the Vice President of Marketing and Sales International where he oversaw  growth of Grupo Modelo’s annual revenues from USD1 billion to USD3 billion.
Jose 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.
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Emilio Fullaondo Botella

Emilio is a senior executive with over 23 years of experience in the beer industry.  Emilio worked in a number of finance roles for Grupo Modelo, including four years as Chief Financial Officer.  Following the acquisition of Grupo Modelo by AB InBev in 2013, Emilio oversaw significant cultural and organisational changes at AB InBev (Mexico) as Vice President, Human Resources (to 2017) and Vice President, Projects until his resignation in January 2019.
Emilio graduated from ITAM, Mexico (Public Accountant) and completed his MBA at the same institution as well as the Executive Management (AD) Program at IPADE, Mexico. 
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