Fernando Aguirre (1957) served as the Chairman and CEO of Chiquita Brands International Inc., a leading international food manufacturer, from 2004 until 2012. Prior to Chiquita, Mr. Aguirre worked in various management positions for more than 23 years at The Procter & Gamble Co, such as President of Special Projects, President of the Global Feminine Care business unit, Vice President of Global Snacks and U.S. Food Products business units, Vice President of Laundry & Cleaning Products, Latin America and Regional Vice President, Latin America, North.
At present, Fernando Aguirre is a consultant to Chiquita. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Levi Strauss & Co. where he serves on the Audit Committee and chairs the Finance Committee and the Nominating, Governance & Corporate Citizenship Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Aetna Inc, where he is a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Medical Affairs Committee.
He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Coca Cola Enterprises from 2005 to 2010 and as a member of the International Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation from 2006 to 2012 and he was recently named as Advisory Council of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and earned Harvard Business School graduate status in 2009.