Board of Directors
Lachlan P. Given
Mr. Given was appointed to the Board of Directors in July 2014.
Mr. Given is a member of the board of directors of The Farm Journal Corporation, a 134 year old pre-eminent US agricultural media company. He is also on the boards of: Senetas Corporation Limited (SEN.AX), the world's leading developer and manufacturer of certified, defense‐grade encryption solutions; CANSTAR Pty Ltd, the leading Australian financial services ratings and research firm; and RateCity.com Pty Ltd, one of Australia's largest Internet based financial services comparison organizations.
Mr. Given began his career working in the investment banking and equity capital markets divisions of Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and Sydney, Australia, where he specialized in the origination and execution of a variety of M&A, equity and equity-linked and fixed income transactions. Mr. Given currently serves as a consultant to Madison Park LLC, and has also served as a consultant to EZCORP and Cash Converters International Limited (CCV.ASX)("Cash Converters"), an affiliate of EZCORP.
Mr. Given graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Banking and Finance (with distinction).
Pablo Lagos Espinosa
Mr. Lagos has served as a director since 2010 and serves on the Compensation Committee.
During his 30-year career, he has held various executive management positions concentrating exclusively in Latin America. Most recently Mr. Lagos served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as Chief Operating Officer for Pepsi Bottling Group Mexico. Prior to joining Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., he held a variety of senior executive positions with PepsiCo Inc., where he ran multi-country and multi-regional operations in Mexico, Central America, and South America.
Since his retirement from in 2008, Mr. Lagos has been engaged as an investor and consultant in various private business ventures. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Executive President for the Mexican subsidiary of Areas, and as Chairman of the Board of Residencial Puente de Piedra.
Santiago Creel Miranda
Mr. Creel was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2014.
Mr. Creel is a former Senator of Mexico, having served from 2006 to 2012. During his term, he acted as Speaker of the Senate and Chairman of the Senate's Political Coordination Committee. Prior to being elected to the Senate, Mr. Creel served as Secretary of Governance in President Vicente Fox's administration from 2000 to 2005 and as a Federal Deputy (Congressman) in the 57th Congress, where he was Vice Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies and chaired the Government and Constitutional Issues Committee.
Mr. Creel began his professional career as a lawyer in the firm of Noriega y Escobedo in Mexico City, where he practiced for almost 20 years, becoming the firm's managing partner. He has been a legal consultant to many companies, both domestic and foreign, as well as to international organizations and to the Mexican government. Mr. Creel is now a member of the governing body of Pacto por México, which sponsors an extensive agenda of political, economic and structural changes in Mexico.