Juan José Gutiérrez
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Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga (born February 28, 1958 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) is a Guatemalan businessman. He is co-president and board member of Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI), a large agro-industrial conglomerate founded in 1920, with nearly 30,000 employees, operating in 16 countries with six divisions: poultry and pork; Pollo Campero and other fast food restaurants; flour mills, pasta and cookie production; construction; renwable power generation and financial services.
Gutiérrez is also the President and CEO of Pollo Campero, which was founded in 1971 by Gutierrez’s father and is one of the world's largest fast food chain of Latin American origin. In January 2007, a survey by the Asociación de Gerentes de Guatemala revealed that, if given the choice, most Guatemalans would choose to work at Pollo Campero. According to Small Business Opportunities Magazine, Pollo Campero, which serves over 99 million customers per year with over 7,500 employees, opened its first U.S. franchised restaurant in Los Angeles, California, in April 2002, and now has over 50 franchised restaurants in California, New York, Texas and other states. Most recently, according to EKA, La Revista Empresarial, a monthly business magazine from Costa Rica, Pollo Campero has opened many restaurant in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, Andorra, Italy and England and is expanding to Asia, having already opened its first restaurants in Jakarta, Indonesia, India and Bahrain. Under Gutiérrez’s leadership, Pollo Campero was declared one of the top ten companies to work for in a survey conducted by the business publication, Estrategia y Negocios.
Gutiérrez has been on the cover of Newsweek as a Super CEO and was named one of their Ten Big Thinkers for Big Business. Gutiérrez is a member of the Board of Directors of the Juan Bautista Gutierrez Foundation (Fundación Juan Bautista Gutierrez), which supports community development projects and education. Gutiérrez supports humanitarian causes such as “Help Me To Live” (Ayudame A Vivir), which helps low income child cancer patients.
- Newsweek Magazine article discussing Juan José Gutiérrez as one of the Ten Big Thinkers of Big Business
- Time Magazine article regarding Pollo Campero's entry into the U.S.(subscription required)
- Dallas News article regarding Pollo Campero's entry into Texas
- Hispanic Business article regarding Pollo Campero's expansion into the U.S.
- Small Business Opportunities Magazine article regarding Pollo Campero's expansion into foreign markets
- El Diario de Hoy article discussing CMI's size and its involvement with the construction of the Mall Pradera Concepción
- El Diario de Hoy website
- Prensa Libre article regarding CMI's expansion into Costa Rica through its purchase of Propokodusa
- deGuate.com article regarding Pollo Campero's celebration of the opening of its 100th restaurant in Guatemala by donating desks to 4 public schools
- Prensa Libre article regarding Guatemalan survey of favorite companies to work for
- EKA, La Revista Empresarial Magazine article regarding Pollo Campero's expansion into foreign markets
- Ayudame A Vivir website