Xavier Garcia de Quevedo (1946 - 2023)Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, Grupo Mexico
2023 AMERICAN MINING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Xavier García de Quevedo received his Bachelor’s degree as a Chemical Engineer from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, with postgraduate studies in Administration and Finance from Instituto Tecnólogico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
He is currently the Executive Vice president and Vice Chairman of Grupo Mexico. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Grupo Mexico, Americas Mining Corporation, Southern Copper Corporation, Grupo Mexico Transportes and Ferromex. Since January 1, 2011, he has held the position of President of the infrastructure division that includes energy, oil & gas, highways, and engineering and construction projects.
From December 2009 to June 2010, he was Chairman of the Board and CEO of ASARCO LLC and previously was the Executive President of ASARCO LLC from November 1999 to September 2001. He was also the Executive President of Minera Mexico from October 2001 to November 1, 2014, and President of Americas Mining Corporation from September 7, 2007, to October 31, 2014.
García de Quevedo began his professional career in 1969 with Grupo México as an operations supervisor. He was President of Grupo Ferroviario Mexicano, S.A. C.V. and Ferrocarril Mexicano, S.A. C.V. from July 1997 to December 1999 and held the position of Vice President of Exploration and Development of Grupo México from 1994 to 1997.
He previously worked for Grupo Condumex, S.A. C.V., (electro manufacturing, telecommunications and auto parts) as Executive Vice President.
García de Quevedo was Chairman of the Mining Chamber of Mexico from November 2006 to August 2009.
In August 2022, the Mexican Union of Associations of Engineers (UMAI), awarded him a gold medal for "Excellence in Engineering 2022" in the category of Operation / Management. He is an active member of the Association of Mining Engineers, Metallurgists and Geologists of Mexico (AIMMGM).
Xavier Garcia de Quevado passed away on October 5, 2023.