Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga

Since 1976, he has directed the growth and expansion strategies of the corporation's businesses.

Juan José Gutiérrez chaired Pollo Campero for over 30 years, during which he led the company’s expansion to the rest of Central America, the United States and Europe, transforming it into the Latin American world’s largest restaurant chain. Pollo Campero is present in 8 countries, where it operates more than 350 restaurants, of which at least 85 are in the United States, 19 in Ecuador and 10 in Spain and Italy.

In 2011 he became CMI’s Corporate President and in 2018 was appointed CMI Foods President and Chairman. He is also Director of PRONACA, an Ecuadorian company that manufactures and distributes food products.

In 2005, Juan José Gutiérrez was acknowledged as one of the Super CEO’s and appeared in the cover of Newsweek USA and was also included among the “Ten Big Thinkers for Big Business”.

Between 1990-1995, he chaired the Coordinating Committee of Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, and Financial Associations (CACIF), the Guatemalan Chamber of Industry (CIG), the Central American Federation of Chambers of Industry (FECAICA), and the Private Sector Federation of Associations of Central America and the Caribbean (FEDEPRICAP).

Juan José Gutiérrez is President of Fundación Juan Bautista Gutiérrez, CMI’s social foundation, that mainly supports education and health projects in Guatemala.

Juan José’s participation in the various education and health projects reflects his commitment to the future of the next generations and the search for better living conditions for people.

Most relevant projects:

  • College Scholarship Program. Over 205 young professionals have graduated from different careers with the support of this program, that continues to grant 50 new full scholarships every year.
  • My Health…My Responsibility Program. This program has trained over 143,278 teenager and teachers between 2008-2022.
  • Nutrition Program. This program seeks the combined objectives of decreasing existing chronic malnutrition indexes and creating alternatives to improve women’s income through community entrepreneurship initiatives in San Cristóbal Totonicapán, Guatemala.

Additionally, he significantly contributes every year to child cancer treatment through the ÚNETE a AYUVI – Fundación Ayúdame a Vivir – program.