Board of Directors / Committees
* Independent Members
José Antonio Correa Etchegaray
José Antonio Correa Etchegaray is, Chairman of the Board and CEO since January 2021, also is Chief Executive Officer of Quálitas Compañía de Seguros (Quálitas México) since January 2018, prior to this position he was the Chief Financial Officer of this company for over 3 years.
José Antonio has wide experience, having held this position in well-known companies such as Seguros Monterrey New York Life for 9 years, Procter & Gamble Mexico for North Latin America (Mexico and Central America) as well as in subsidiaries and joint ventures of P&G such as Arbora & Ausonia in Barcelona, Mammi Industries in Venezuela and P&G in Puerto Rico. José Antonio developed his career in the finance department of P&G from 1979 to 2005.
José Antonio holds a degree in chemical engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana and has a diploma in top management from IPADE in Mexico.
Functions as Chairman of the Board:
-Duties include overseeing board meetings, maintaining a harmonic relationship between members of the board and voting on strategic plans
-Acts as a part-time leader that guides other board members in overseeing the business as a whole
-Responsible for maintaining business sustainability and profitability.
Functions as CEO:
-Duties include studying market trends, proposing tactical business plans and supervising the overall operations of the company
-Has the ability to overrule decisions made by lower-ranking executives
-Plays an active role in the operational aspects of the business to ensure business leverage
JAC plays the role of CEO as well as Chairman of the Board, which provides a direct channel to pervade strategic plans voted by the Board of Directors to the daily operations of Qualitas Controladora.
Bernardo Eugenio Risoul Salas
Bernardo Eugenio Risoul Salas has served as Qualitas Compañía de Seguros’ Chief Financial Officer since January 2019.
He has more than 20 years of experience in international companies, as he has performed leadership positions including CFO in Mexico, United States, Brazil, Chile, Panama, and Venezuela. He holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and a diploma in Corporate Finance from ITAM.
Joaquín Brockmann Domínguez
Joaquín Brockmann Domínguez began working at Quálitas Compañía de Seguros since 2015. From that date until 2019 he was working in the claims area, from assisting policyholders to the implementation of innovation projects for the same area.
Since 2019 he has been working in the commercial area, responsible for the attention of foreign agents and offices. Joaquín was an alternate member of the Board of Directors since April 2020.
Joaquín Brockmann Domínguez graduated from Universidad Anáhuac Norte in Business Administration.
Joaquín Brockmann Domínguez is the son of Joaquín Brockman Lozano.
María del Pilar Moreno Alanís
María del Pilar Moreno Alanís is a member of the Board since 2016. She has more than 28 years of experience in the automobile insurance industry. She is currently the Technical Director of the Company. Before rejoining Quálitas in 2014, she worked as Technical Director for the individual cars segment at Grupo Nacional Provincial. She worked from 2002 to 2012 at Quálitas, where her last position was Underwriting and Special Businesses Director.
She worked from 1991 to 2001 at Seguros Monterrey New York Life. Throughout her career she has worked in the technical department, both in reserves and products, support to service offices, underwriting and in financial institutions.
María del Pilar Moreno has a degree in Actuarial Science from the Universidad Anáhuac, and a Master’s Degree in Mathematical Methods for Finance from the same institution.
Wilfrido Javier Castillo Miranda Olea *
Wilfrido Javier Castillo Miranda Olea is an alternate related member of the Board since 2008 and since 2020 as alternate independent. He has more than 15 years of experience in Quálitas Compañía de Seguros at the Investment Committee as well as in different operational areas. He has extensive experience in the financial sector, he has worked in BBVA Bancomer and in Grupo Financiero Ve Por Más.
He is currently a Financial Advisor and he is focused in valuation, credit and corporate finances. He is member of the board at Maxcom (telecom) and Altum Capital (credit).
He is part of the Board of ProEducación, with a particular interest in Impact Measurement.
Wilfrido Castillo is Engineer from the Universidad Iberoamericana, holds a Master in Operations Research from Cornell University and also an MBA from the Politecnico di Milano.
Wilfrido Javier Castillo Miranda Olea is the son of Wilfrido Javier Castillo Sánchez Mejorada.
Juan Marco Gutiérrez Wanless *
Juan Marco Gutiérrez Wanless is a member of the Board since 2012. As of the end of 2018, he is an independent member of the Board of Grupo Cencor (Holding of BIVA, Presval, PIP and Enlace) in which he was appointed in October 2019 Chairman of the Compensation Committee. He was CEO of companies such as Grupo KUO and Pegaso, also held the position of Deputy Director General at Promecap and Telefónica Móviles. He is a founding partner of Anteris Capital. Since 2015 he has been acting as member of the Board of Directors and of the Audit and Corporate Practices Committee at UNIFIN.
Juan Marco Gutiérrez holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Anáhuac and an MBA from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Juan Orozco y Gómez Portugal *
Juan Orozco y Gómez Portugal is member of the Board since 2008. He has extensive experience in the industrial and insurance sectors. He was CEO of Spicer, Seguros La Comercial, DESC Sociedad de Fomento Industrial, today’s Grupo KUO, Seguros América and Seguros Interamericana.
He was Deputy Managing Director of Banco Nacional de México, being responsible for the Industries and Insurance area. Currently, he serves as President of Grupo Esal. Also he is the President of Grupo Institución and member of the Board of Grupo Financiero Aserta, Fincomún and various philanthropic institutions.
Juan Orozco holds a degree in Public Accounting from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Diploma in Top Management from the IPADE AD-2 Business School and with a Diploma in Liberal and Social Economic Model from the Menendez y Pelayo University of Santander, Spain.
Juan Enrique Murguía Pozzi *
Juan Enrique Murguía Pozzi is member of the Board since 2008. He has extensive experience in finance, particularly in insurance and bonding. He has held various positions in the Mexican financial sector including Afianzadora Insurgentes, Grupo Financiero Aserta and as member of the Board in various insurance companies, as Seguros Serfin, Aseguradora Cuauhtémoc, La Continental, Cía. De Seguros y Reaseguros Alianza.
Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Sociedad Financiera Popular Fincomún, Servicios Financieros Comunitarios. He served as President and is currently member of the Advisory Council of Nacional Financiera in Mexico City.
Juan Murguía holds a law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho and a Diploma in Top Management from the IPADE Business School.
Mauricio Domenge Gaudry *
Mauricio Domenge Gaudry is member of the Board since 2008. Throughout his career, he has specialized in debt and investment issues, especially in complex financial schemes for large-scale infrastructure projects. In 1979 he joined NM Rothschild & Sons Limited (Great Britain) for which he has worked for 25 years, developing financial models, service provision contracts, tariff schemes, concessions and foreign investment in countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Colombia, Chile and Mexico.
He currently acts as an adviser in project financing, mainly energy, and participates in various boards of directors of financial companies, as well as in their credit and investment committees.
Throughout his career he has been a member of boards of directors in branches such as brokerage, mortgage, financial and banking, both in Mexico and abroad.
He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Anteris Capital Venture Lending, S. de R.L. de C.V. in Altum CP, S.A.P.I. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R.
Christian Alejandro Pedemonte del Castillo *
Christian Alejandro Pedemonte is a member of the Board since 2013. He has over 40 years of professional experience in corporate banking and investments.
Having started his professional career in corporate banking with Wells Fargo Bank, he collaborated for 24 years in the Rothschild & Co. group where his performance spanned the management and execution of projects and M&A transactions, financial restructuring, project financing, privatizations and investment channeling in various sectors and geographies, being representative in Mexico of the British bank NM Rothschild & Sons for more than a decade.
Christian Pedemonte holds a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana, and he is specialized in Finance. He currently leads the M&A and Corporate Finances area of BNP Paribas, the main French bank in Mexico. He is also member of the Board and of the Executive Committee of The American British Cowdray Medical Center and of the patronage of the Foundation Casa Alianza México IAP.
Madeleine Marthe Claude Brémond Santacruz *
Madeleine Brémond Santacruz is a member of the Board since 2016. She has extensive experience in the consumer goods and service sectors, as well as in tourism. She is currently Vice President of the Board of El Puerto de Liverpool and Tobanis (Holding). She also participates in the Board of Invex, Hoteles y Condominios, and Compañía Hotelera de Guadalajara.
She has been actively involved in various philanthropic institutions such as the Foundation Pierre Brémond, the Board of Trustees of the French-Mexican-Swiss and Belgian Association of Beneficence, in addition to being Vice President of the French Alliance of Mexico and of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Anthropology.
Madeleine Brémond has a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Anáhuac.
Alfonso Tomás Lebrija Guiot *
Alfonso Tomás Lebrija Guiot has experience since 1971 in audits of all kinds of national and international companies in both the public and private sectors.
He was President of the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants (Federation of 60 National Colleges of Accountants). He was also President of the Mexican Council of Financial Information Standards (CINIF) (the highest accounting regulatory body in Mexico).
Alfonso Lebrija is part of the Board of Directors and Audit Committees of the following companies: Quálitas Controladora, Grupo Financiero Mifel, Afianzadora Sofimex, Fianzas Dorama, COVAF, FICEIN Unión de Crédito, Unión de Crédito de la Contaduría Pública, Thona Seguros, Grupo Oprimax, AMDA y Andamios Atlas.
Alfonso Lebrija has a degree in Accounting from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and has a Master in Business Administration from ITAM.
José Francisco Torres Olmos*
José Francisco Torres Olmos has experience in the insurance and bond industry since 1972, he has been involved in leadership positions in areas such as medical expenses, damages, and automobiles. With an extensive experience in subscription, reinsurance, and claims, among others.
He was part of different committees at the Asociación Mexicana de Instituciones de Seguros and currently is Chairman of the Board of Directors and founder member of Interesse Consejeros, S.C. José Francisco Torres Olmos holds an actuary degree from UNAM and holds a Master in Business degree specializing in Finance from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).
María Fernanda Castillo Olea *
Fernanda Castillo has a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Iberoamericana. She has 20 years of experience in service businesses, plus experience in the public sector.
Audit and Corporate Practices Committee
Only composed by 3 independent board members with extensive accounting and financial experience. Meets monthly.
Social Responsibility Committee
Only integrated by 1 independent member who presides it; meets bi-monthly.
Investment, Finance and Planning Committee
Composed by 6 members, all board members, 3 of which are independent; meets monthly.
Composed by 9 members, 6 of which are board members, 2 of which are independent; meets monthly.
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