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Carlos Hank González

Chairman

Grupo Financiero Banorte

Mexico City, MX

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Carlos Hank González’s Biography

Carlos Hank González is a globally recognized business leader and philanthropist currently serving as Chairman of Grupo Financiero Banorte and the Banorte Foundation.

Grupo Financiero Banorte is the second largest financial group in Mexico and has been recognized as "Best Bank in Mexico" by the The Banker, World Finance and Latin Finance, and as "Leading Company in Corporate Governance in Mexico" and "Leading Company in Sustainability" by prominent international organizations.

Carlos has been honored with the ‘Board Member of Leading Institution in Responsible Investments’ award, as part of the international initiative ALAS20 from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development of BNAmericas and VigeoEiris. He was also recognized as one of the ‘300 Most Influential Leaders in Mexico’ by Líderes Mexicanos and among 'The 100 Most Important Businesspersons in Mexico' by Expansión.

During his tenure at Banorte, Carlos has led the firm’s growth in the swiftly evolving banking landscape, notably in digital banking and ESG initiatives. Notably, he implemented the ‘1, 2, 3 Plan’,...
Carlos Hank González is a globally recognized business leader and philanthropist currently serving as Chairman of Grupo Financiero Banorte and the Banorte Foundation.

Grupo Financiero Banorte is the second largest financial group in Mexico and has been recognized as "Best Bank in Mexico" by the The Banker, World Finance and Latin Finance, and as "Leading Company in Corporate Governance in Mexico" and "Leading Company in Sustainability" by prominent international organizations.

Carlos has been honored with the ‘Board Member of Leading Institution in Responsible Investments’ award, as part of the international initiative ALAS20 from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development of BNAmericas and VigeoEiris. He was also recognized as one of the ‘300 Most Influential Leaders in Mexico’ by Líderes Mexicanos and among 'The 100 Most Important Businesspersons in Mexico' by Expansión.

During his tenure at Banorte, Carlos has led the firm’s growth in the swiftly evolving banking landscape, notably in digital banking and ESG initiatives. Notably, he implemented the ‘1, 2, 3 Plan’, a strategy that aims to make the institution the best financial group in a digital world in the Mexican banking system by 2023. On the global stage, Carlos was a founding signatory of the 2019 UN Principles for Responsible Banking and was part of a group of investors committed to the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Banorte Foundation is focused on contributing to the development of Mexican families to improve their quality of life through education, housing, health and nutrition. In addition, with its “We Build Strong Families” and “Adopt a Community” programs, the foundation helps individuals become impactful members of society. It has also worked tirelessly to provide aid during natural disasters and public health crises.

He holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Iberoamericana with a specialization in Finance and Stock Exchange Practices.
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Carlos Hank González’s Newsfeed

Chairman Carlos Hank González: Banorte named World's Most Socially Responsible Bank

Premier news outlet Newsweek and global data firm Statista rated Banorte as the top institution on their joint list of the World's Most Socially Responsible Banks in 2022. "At Banorte, sustainability is in our DNA. That's why we put it at the center of all our operations. We will continue to maximize our ESG efforts to keep building a more inclusive and sustainable future," said Carlos Hank González.

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Banorte recognized for environmental, social and governance performance

FTSE Russell recently added Banorte to its FTSE4Good index series, which acknowledges companies that demonstrate strong ESG practices measured against international standards.

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Carlos Hank González’s Background

Grupo Financiero Banorte
Chairman
Nov 2014 - Present
Mexico City, MX
Grupo Financiero Banorte is a Mexican banking and financial services holding company with headquarters in Monterrey and Mexico City. It is one of the four largest commercial banks in Mexico and offers services in credit, mortgages, commercial loans, insurance and more. Carlos served as CEO of Banorte from 2000 to 2014.
Gruma
Vice Chairman
Dec 2012 - Present
Mexico City, MX
Gruma is a global food company with operations in America, Europe and Asia. With 73 plants and a growing presence in more than 110 countries, Gruma is a recognized leader in the production of corn flour, tortillas and wraps, as well as a producer of flatbreads, rice, beans, snacks and other food categories.
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Philanthropy

Banorte Foundation
Chairman
Mexico City, MX
Banorte Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved communities and underprivileged people in Mexico and beyond. Its focus is in the areas of education, science, medicine, technology, economic and sustainable development, culture and other causes that lead to meaningful changes and progress in people's lives.

Media

The financial sector's central role in tackling ESG issues in Mexico
Oct 2022
Carlos is mentioned in this report that outlines how the financial sector has taken a leadership role in pursuing voluntary initiatives to bolster anti-corruption efforts and encourage the adoption of ethics codes in the sectors in which it operates. It also discusses the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Banorte named 'Most Honored Company' in Mexico in Institutional Investor Ranking
Honoree
Aug 2022
Mexico City, MX
The prestigious international publication Institutional Investor recognized Grupo Financiero Banorte as the "Most Honored Company" in Mexico in its "Latin America Executive Team" ranking, awarding the bank first place in key industry categories in 2022.
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Interviews

‎Banorte is from Mexico, for Mexico and for Mexico: Carlos Hank González‎
Oct 2019
Mexico City, MX
At the Banorte Strategy Forum 2019, titled ‘The Social Challenge of Banking’, Carlos reemphasized his belief that the banking sector, and larger business sector, needs to be committed to social change and the promotion of a social commitment to citizens around the world.

Features

Carlos Hank González, the challenge of making Banorte sustainable
Jan 2022
Mexico City, MX
This Forbes' feature highlights Carlos Hank González's commitment to ESG initiatives and goals. Notably, the feature discusses Carlos' role as a founding signatory of the Principles of Responsible Banking, a UN-led initiative, and Banorte's commitment to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Pioneering the new era in banking
Dec 2021
London, UK
This feature highlights the significant work Banorte has done in the fields of digital banking and sustainable business. Notably, the feature discusses the bank's role as a founding member of the UN’s Net Zero Banking Alliance.

Awards & Recognition

100 Most Important Businesspersons in Mexico
Honoree
2021
Mexico City, MX
This annual list compiled by Expansión highlights Mexico's leading business leaders and those who are making an impact, not only in the business world, but also socially and philanthropically.
300 Most Influential Leaders in Mexico
Honoree
Mexico City, MX
Every year, the magazine Líderes Mexicanos brings together the 300 most influential personalities in different social and cultural spheres, such as politics, sports, entertainment, business and more. Honorees are innovators, changemakers, business leaders and spokespeople for Mexico.

Speaking Engagements

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Banorte Forum
Featured Speaker
2019
Mexico City, MX
The 2019 Banorte Forum was titled “The Social Challenge of Banking.” Carlos led the discussion on Banorte's commitment to community improvement, social and cultural inclusion and economic equality.
Carlos Hank González: ‎How do I see the Mexican companies of the future?‎
Featured Speaker
Nov 2019
Mexico City, MX
At the Expansión Summit 2019, Carlos affirmed his commitment to ensure that companies of the future will have a strong social commitment and a higher purpose.‎
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Press Releases

Banorte wins Google Cloud Customer Award for its digital transformation
Jul 2022
Mexico City, MX
Banorte has received a Google Cloud Financial Services 2021 Customer Award, honoring the bank for its innovative thinking, technical excellence and digital transformation.
Banorte releases first climate recommendations report
May 2022
Mexico City, MX
Banorte, accelerating global sustainability initiatives designed to fight climate change, presented its first climate report, prioritizing the financial institution’s transition to cleaner technologies and business practices.
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Carlos Hank González’s Education

Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México
Bachelor of Business Administration | Bachelor of Management