Santiago Cosío

Santiago Cosío is the CEO of the Pando group, a Mexican food and beverage company that manufactures and distributes chocolate products, preserves and wines. The group has created more than 2,000 jobs in Mexico.

Santiago, has a degree in business administration, and is on the board of Sanborns Group which has more than 400 department stores, restaurants, cafeterias and accessories across Mexico; America Movil, which is a telecommunications company in Latin American and Europe, and INBURSA, bank services.

Since he was a teenager Santiago has been involved as a volunteer MEXFAM (the Mexican Family Planning Foundation).

He joined MEXFAM in 1993 as a sexuality education trainer to adolescents at primary schools in Mexico City’s most marginalized areas.  He was invited to be an associated member of the organization in 2001, becoming a member of the board in 2006, vice-president in 2008 and he is now president of the Board of Directors.