Javier Garcia

Head of FEMSA Ventures


Latin America


Selection Panel


Javier joined FEMSA in 2014 after +6 years of service with Bain & Company. In 2018 he founded the Corporate Venture Capital fund within FEMSA (ticker: FMX), where he has been serving as Head of FEMSA Ventures. FEMSA Ventures exists to build collaboration opportunities between the best startups and FEMSA’s business units. Javier runs two parallel investment strategies within FEMSA Ventures, making both direct investments into startups with strategic value creation potential, and indirect investments as LPs into the best VC funds in the geographies where FEMSA operates. Prior to that position he worked for the strategic planning and corporate development team, where he led corporate projects to capture organic and inorganic growth opportunities for FEMSA and its portfolio companies.

Javier has been an active participant in multiple panels and conferences throughout Latin America’s corporate VC ecosystem, including events organized by Global Corporate Venturing, ABVCAP, APEX, AMEXCAP, among others.

Javier was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. He enjoys his family time with his wife Betty and their three children. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tec de Monterrey.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020