President of Mexico (2000-2006)
Vicente Fox Quesada was born on July 2, 1942. He grew up at Rancho San Cristobal in Guanajuato, a communal land, where the only difference between him and his childhood friends were the opportunities he had. He always remembers from his childhood that one of the harms that can be avoided in our country is poverty. He studied Business Administration at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and later he received a Top Management Diploma from the Harvard Business School. In 1964 he joined the Coca-Cola Company in Mexico and started from the bottom; through his perseverance he became President of the company for Mexico and Latin America. He served as President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. He was the first candidate from an opposition party to be elected president. Nowadays, he is actively involved on encouraging leadership and creating opportunities for the less favored people through his organization named Centro Fox.
Founder, Fresh Insight
Food Safety Director for Mexico and Latin America, Driscoll’s.
A biochemical Engineer with 18 years of experience within the fruit and vegetable sector in Mexico, Claudette has worked for the Federal and State Governments, as well as private companies and associations. During her 11+ years at Driscoll’s she led Quality Assurance and currently serves as Food Safety Director for Mexico and Latin America, supervising Food Safety programs, Labor Standards, and Organic Certifications. As QA Manager for Mexico, she was part of the team that developed and implemented the From Mexico to China: Blackberries and Raspberries Export Guidelines.
CEO and President of Mr. Avocado and Lantao
John founded Lantao in 2008, fulfilling his dream to import premium organic fruits from around the world into China. From two offices (a headquarters in Shanghai and procurement office in North America), the company has expanded to six distribution centers in China’s fastest-growing export markets, including Beijing, Guangzhou and Quingdao. In addition, John is a leading distributor of fresh and frozen Oriental products in Canada. He has worked in the fresh produce industry for 30 years and holds a master’s degree in agriculture from Henan Agriculture University. Eight years ago, John was the first person to bring avocados in containers to China. Thanks to his efforts Lantao has become the largest importer and distributor of avocados in China. In 2017, with John’s relationship, Lantao, Mission Produce and Pagoda formed a joint venture - Mr. Avocado in China. Within less than a year, Mr. Avocado has become the largest ripening avocado company in China.
Chief Science & Technology Officer