Lorenzo Mendoza at the World Economic Forum on Latin America in 2012
|Born||October 5, 1965
|Alma mater||Fordham University (BA)
MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA)
|Occupation||CEO, Empresas Polar|
Lorenzo was born at Caracas to Lorenzo Alejandro Mendoza Quintero and Leonor Giménez Pocaterra.
Lorenzo Mendoza, young patriarch of a family that controls Empresas Polar, belongs to the third generation of the reputed family business. Empresas Polar is one of Venezuela's largest private companies, founded by his grandfather as a beer company in 1941.
Empresas Polar is a holding that owns: Polar Brewery, Polar Foods and Pepsi Venezuela. The brewery produces a Venezuelan popular beer called Polar, named after the polar bear. Polar foods makes basic food products from corn flour and condiments to tuna fish and wine. Pepsi Venezuela fabricates different types of beverages.
In 2009 Polar was a casualty of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's land reform schemes when the government took over one of the company's properties claiming the land was being underused.
Along with his family, Lorenzo supports one of Venezuela's largest charities, Fundacion Polar. The focus of the nonprofit organization is: children's nutrition, health and education.
He is married to Maria Alexandra Pulido and has seven children.
He likes to practice different kinds of sports such as tennis, water ski, snow ski, baseball and running.
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