José Carlos Azcárraga is Chief Executive Officer for Grupo Posadas. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and a MBA from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School, Northwestern University.
Posadas is the leading and fastest growing hospitality company in Mexico, with 157 hotels, resorts and vacation properties in its portfolio compromising of over 25,000 rooms. In nearly 50 years since opening the first hotel, Posadas has defined the hospitality industry in Mexico and established a portfolio of 10 highly recognized brands including: Live Aqua, Fiesta Americana, Fiesta Innand One Hotels among others. Posadas currently has 17,600 employees and is listed in the Mexican Stock Exchange.
José Carlos started his career in Posadas in 1994, leading different areas such as the Real Estate Division, Vacation Ownership and Hotel Sales & Marketing.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of: POSADAS, ARDA (American Resort and Development Association), the CNET (Consejo Nacional EmpresarialTurístico),among others. He also participated in 2008 as Chairman of AMDETUR (Mexican Resort Development Association).
Earlier in his career, José Carlos worked for Booz Allen and for Chase in New York City.