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, Fernando 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 member of the Board of Directors of Aetna Inc., a Fortune 100 publicly held company mainly focused on health care benefits and insurance, where he serves on the Audit Committee and also on the Nominating and Governance Committee. He was recently elected to serve on the board of Coveris, a privately held company which is an international manufacturer and distributor of flexible packaging. Fernando Aguirre also served on the board of Levi Strauss & Co. from 2010 to 2014, he served on the board 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. He was recently named to the board of the Procter & Gamble Alumni Association and is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Fernando Aguirre holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and earned Harvard Business School graduate status in 2009.