Aliaxis, a world leader in fluid management solutions, announced the appointment of Carlos de la Fuente as new Chief Operational Officer for Latin America, effective on June 5th, 2023. Carlos will be part of the Aliaxis Global Leadership Team.
Eric Olsen, CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Carlos de la Fuente to the Aliaxis’ Global Leadership Team. Carlos has a strong track record in operational practices and a solid business acumen coupled with a deep knowledge of the Latin-American market. His expertise and insights will be crucial to deliver on our Growth with Purpose strategy of which operational excellence is a key element.”
Carlos de la Fuente commented: “I am thrilled joining Aliaxis who successfully combines its local focus with a global purpose. I am looking forward to driving the operational excellence in a company that lives its engaging culture striving for the benefit of its customers and employees.”
Carlos will report to Alex Mestres, Divisional CEO Americas, and be based at Aliaxis’ LATAM headquarters in Costa Rica. He succeeds Matthieu Rousseau, who was appointed Group Chief Operations & Supply Chain Officer and a member of Aliaxis’ Executive Committee in April 2023.
Biography of Carlos de la Fuente
Carlos de la Fuente, a Mexican national, brings over 20 years of senior experience in various functions ranging from commercial, operations and strategy management to mergers & acquisitions and business transformation. In these functions he has been overseeing global commercial and operational practices as well.
Prior to joining Aliaxis, Carlos served as VP Andinar Territory & Global Geosynthetics at WAVIN. He has also held senior roles at MEDISTIK as President and Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director & Head of the Performance Acceleration Group in LATAM at The Abraaj Group. He has been the Strategic Planning Director at The Coca-Cola Company México and worked as Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.
Carlos holds a B.S degree in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and an MBA degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.