Tourism veteran Francisco Xavier Lopez Mena will be heading up the Mexico Tourism Board (MTB), Mexico ’s tourism promotion agency, focusing his efforts on consolidating the strong growth that has positioned Mexico as one of the top travel destinations worldwide.
Mr. Lopez Mena brings with him decades of public and private sector experience in tourism and related sectors in Quintana Roo State, home to such important tourism destinations for Mexico as Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, the Mayan Riviera and the Costa Maya cruise port.
Lopez Mena’s past positions in the tourism industry include President of the Cancun Tourism Board and President of the Chamber of Deputies’ Tourism Commission, as well as President of the Board of both the ground transportation company Autocar Cancun and the travel agency Excell.
In addition to a distinguished career in tourism, Lopez Mena has also been recognized for his work with the Mexican Red Cross, high-level positions at La Salle University and Board positions at several banks, including Banamex, Inverlat, Banco Internacional and Bancomer.
A native of Merida, Lopez Mena received an undergraduate law degree from Mexico’s Iberoamerican University and also completed additional coursework at Harvard and Tulane Universities in the United States as well as at the Instituto de Empresas in Madrid, Spain.