Jose Luis Prado
Evans Food Group Ltd.
Jose Luis Prado is a businessperson who has been at the head of 7 different companies and holds the position of President of Evans Food Group Ltd. Mr. Prado is also on the board of 12 other companies.
He previously held the position of President & Chief Executive Officer for Gamesa-Quaker Oats Company, President at Pepsico Snacks and President-Quaker Foods North America at PepsiCo, Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer at PepsiCo International, President & Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Gamesa SA de CV, President at The Quaker Oats Co., President at Frito-Lay Snacks Caribbean, Vice President-Finance at Matutano – Sociedade de Produtos Alimentares Unipessoal, Vice President-Andean Region at Frito-Lay International, and Vice President-Sales of Sabritas S de RL de CV (which are all subsidiaries of PepsiCo, Inc.).
The first Mexican to lead a major PepsiCo business in NA, Prado retired from PepsiCo in 2014 after a distinguished career spanning 30 years, 6 countries and two continents including Mexico, Spain, Caribbean, Andean, and South Cone in Latin America.
Prado currently serves on the Boards of three public Companies: The NorthernTrust Corporation based in Chicago,Il., Brinker International headquartered in Dallas, TX., and Hormel Foods Corporation in Austin, MN.
Prado is deeply committed to the community. He serves on multiple Boards including the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Global Advisory Board of the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera, Instituto Mexico at the Woodrow Wilson Institute, the National Museum of Mexican Art, and the Board of the Latino Corporate Directors Association. He is also a member of the Commercial Club, Economic Club, Executive Club of Chicago, and recently he joined the Latino Donor Collaborative Board.
He holds Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude), Master of Science in Systems, and Master of Business Administration degrees.