Jose Manuel Madero is currently an independent business consultant based out of Mexico City. He served as honorary advisor of the COFINECE (national council for the promotion of investment, employment and economic growth) at the Office of the Chief of Staff of the President of Mexico from March 2019 until his term ended in December 2019. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Bepensa from February 2015 through February 2019. From 2005 to 2015, Mr. Madero held various roles of growing responsibility with Monsanto Company, a global agriculture company, including Vice President of International Business Development from September 2014 to January 2015, President and Regional Lead EMEA from February 2013 to August 2014, President and Regional Lead Latin America North from August 2009 to January 2013, Vice President of Commercial Operations for Latin America South from December 2007 to August 2009, and President and Regional Lead of Australia and New Zealand, from August 2006 to December 2007. Mr. Madero has served as a director of Newmont Corporation (NYSE:NEM), the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead, since April 2020. As a former chief executive officer, Mr. Madero brings to the Board his expertise in executive leadership, international business matters, operations, finance, and strategic planning.