Roberto Hernández was born in Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1942. He Studied at University Iberoamericana in Mexico City and holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He is married to Claudia Madrazo, has three daughters and several grandchildren.
Roberto Hernández Ramírez - Business Career
Roberto Hernández is one of the most influential businessmen and successful investors in Latin America. He has significant investments in different economic sectors such as real estate, retail, agriculture, travel, finance, and banking industries. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Banco Nacional de Mexico, Grupo Financiero Banamex, and Acciones y Valores, the leading stock brokerage house in the country. He currently serves as Honorary Chairman for one of the leading and most emblematic financial institutions in the country, the Board of Banco Nacional de México. Roberto Hernández is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum for the Arts (MUNAL), the Children’s Hospital of Mexico, and the Universidad Veracruzana. Hernández also serves as a board member of Grupo Televisa, the largest multimedia company in Latin America.
When Hernández was 33-years old, he became the youngest Chairman of the Board of the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (Mexican Stock Exchange). During that time, he developed an internal reform that was essential in transforming the Mexican stock market into the most dynamic and competitive in the region.
In 1993, Hernández was elected Chairman of the Mexican Bankers Association. He served as a member of the International Advisory Committee for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and as board member of leading companies in Mexico, such as Citigroup, CEMEX and Maseca.
In 2005, he was awarded the Sorolla Medal by the Hispanic Society for his contribution to the arts. In 2012, Hernández was awarded the Aguila Azteca. In 2013, he received the prestigious Hadrian Award from the World Monuments Fund as well as the Francisco Javier Sheifler Award and the Campeche Award.
Roberto Hernández Ramírez Philanthropy
Roberto Hernández Ramirez is a philanthropist for several non-profit organizations. These organizations are dedicated to overcoming social and environmental challenges in Mexico as well as promoting and protecting the cultural and historical heritage of the world. His commitment to environmental issues led him to become Co-Chairman of The Latin America Conservation Council in 2012, an unprecedented group of global leaders working with The Nature Conservancy. Hernández is also a devoted sponsor for several education efforts aimed to improve the quality of life for thousands of underprivileged families in Mexico.