- Date of appointment: 24 June 2021
- Key Strengths: Finance, international markets and banking
Mr Cepeda was President and Senior Country Officer at JP Morgan based in Mexico City from 1993 to 2019. He was also Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan Wealth Management Latin America, also based in Mexico City from 2009 to 2012. He led many important investment banking transactions, both in the public and private sectors, being a key participant in the growth and development of JP Morgan's business in Mexico and Latin America. Mr Cepeda has a degree in Business Administration and Economics from Deusto University, Bilbao and an MBA from the University of Southern California. Mr Cepeda served two periods as Vice President of the Mexican Bank Association and also served on the board of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and has served as a counsellor in several organisations related to culture, education and health. Mr Cepeda presently serves on the board of Grupo Profuturo, S.A.B. de C.V. and Grupo Palacio de Hierro, S.A.B. de C.V. He is also a director of Profuturo Pensiones, S.A. de C.V.; Profuturo Afore, S.A. de C.V.; Valores Mexicanos Casa de Bolsa, S.A. de C.V. and EnerAB, S. de R.L. de C.V.