Juan Pablo del Valle
Juan Pablo del Valle, Chairman of Orbia (formerly Mexichem), 2012 Honoree for outstanding global growth.
Short Bio: Juan Pablo del Valle. Since joining his family business, Kaluz, in 2003, Juan Pablo has been responsible for Orbia (Mexichem) transformation from a local chemical company to a world leader in polymers, fluor, agriculture, data communications, and building and infrastructure solutions. He is also Chairman of Elementia Materiales. He serves as Co-Chair of the Latin America Conservation Council and Chairman of Agua Capital, Mexico city’s water fund. He is an industrial engineer and holds an MBA from Harvard University.
Orbia Bio: Since becoming chairman in 2011, he steered the transformation of Orbia from a local chemicals company into a global leader in innovative fluor, polymer, precision agriculture, data communication and building and infrastructure solutions. Del Valle has led the real estate investment division for Grupo Empresarial Kaluz, his family business, and facilitated Kaluz’s participation in Orbia since 2003. Previously, he founded Grupo Módulo Progresivo, an affordable housing development company, and worked for Telmex from 1996 to 1999 on the first fiber optic sea cable project connecting the United States, Mexico and South America.
He holds a board chairman position for Elementia Materiales SAB; is the chairman of Agua Capital, Mexico City’s first water fund and is a co-chairman of the Latin America Conservation Council at The Nature Conservancy. Juan Pablo holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Anáhuac University and a master of business administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.