Fernando Aguirre (1957) 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, such as 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.
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 also served on the board of Levi Strauss & Co. from 2010 to 2014, 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 is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.