Profile of President Fox on Dec. 1 2000, Vicente Fox Quesada Became the Constitutional President of the United Mexican States

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Profile of President Fox on Dec. 1 2000, Vicente Fox Quesada Became the Constitutional President of the United Mexican States


Vicente Fox Quesada was born in Mexico City on July 2, 1942. He was the second of nine children born to Jose Luis Fox, a farmer, and Mercedes Quesada. When he was just four days old, his parents took him to live at the San Cristobal Ranch, a small community in the municipality of San Francisco del Rincon, in the state of Guanajuato.

Vicente Fox has four children, Ana Cristina, Vicente, Paulina and Rodrigo, with whom he has shared the joys of his home and work. The Fox family has succeeded in combining its family life with the challenge of working for Mexico.

Vicente Fox studied Business Administration at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and also obtained a diploma in Top Management Skills, taught by professors from the Business School of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States.

He then went to work for the Coca-Cola Group where he began his career as a route supervisor and, while riding on a delivery truck, he was able to travel all over Mexico. As a result of his outstanding performance and constancy, he eventually became the President of Coca-Cola for Mexico and the Latin American region, and was the company's youngest ever manager.

In Guanajuato, Vicente Fox has participated enthusiastically as a business leader and politician, and in social and educational issues, such as in the case of the Amigo Daniel Orphanage Foundation, in which the whole Fox family is active. He has been a Counselor of the Camara Mexico-Americana de Comercio, A.C., (the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce) as well as the Director of Grupo Fox, a group of companies engaged in agricultural, livestock, agro-industrial activities and shoe manufacturing. …

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