Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego is a business leader focused on fostering the value of business and doing business dynamically and efficiently. As a public figure, he has concentrated his efforts on the need to modernize Mexican business practices, and as Chairman and controlling stockholder of some of his country’s most important companies, his guidance has been fundamental for promoting free trade, government deregulation and foreign investment, as well as in improving the quality of management and information technologies in Mexican companies. For all of these reasons, some of the world’s most important business associations have recognized his role as a visionary, innovative leader.

He has lectured at the World Economic Forum, at the Young President’s Organization, the Economist Roundtable on Mexico, the Institute of the Americas and the Harvard Business School, frequently dealing with current issues like globalization, micro-financing and the benefits of technological change for society.

Ricardo Salinas is an active promoter of social change and the dissemination of culture through the different organizations he heads: Fundación Azteca, Fundación Azteca America, Asociación del empresario Azteca (Azteca Businessmen’s Association) and Fomento Cultural Grupo Salinas (Grupo Salinas’ Cultural Initiative).

As an active promoter of culture and the arts, today, Salinas Pliego supports several contemporary Mexican artists. While his interests are global, as a Mexican citizen he is proud of his heritage, and his heart is at home with his children and family.