Fernando Aguirre (1957) joined the Board of Barry Callebaut in 2013.
He served as Chairman and CEO of Chiquita Brands International, Inc., a leading international food manufacturer, from 2004 to 2012. Prior to Chiquita, Fernando Aguirre worked in various management positions for more than 23 years at The Procter & Gamble Co., including President of Special Projects, President of the Global Feminine Care business unit, Vice President of Global Snacks and US Food Products business units, Vice President of Laundry & Cleaning Products, Latin America, and Regional Vice President, Latin America, North.
In November 2018, Fernando Aguirre became a member of the Board of Directors of CVS Health, a publicly traded Fortune 10 company mainly focused on health care, pharmaceutical, and health insurance. He serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating & Governance Committee of CVS Health.
He was also elected to the Board of Directors of Synchrony Financial in July 2019, a premier Fortune 500 consumer financial services company, where he serves on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating & Governance Committee.
Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of Aetna, Inc., from 2011 to 2018, Levi Strauss & Co. from 2010 to 2014, 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.
At present, Fernando Aguirre is the owner and CEO of the Erie Sea Wolves professional baseball team, an affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. He is also Vice Chairman of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and earned Harvard Business School graduate status in 2009.