Carlos Enrique Mata Castillo

Guatemala  |  Executive President, Central American Bottling Corporation


Carlos Enrique Mata is currently executive president of cbc, Apex, Beliv and BIA. His leadership in this role lead him to become a part of UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. He implemented the anti-bribery management system together with the actions for the certification of the ISO 37001 standard: anti-corruption and business ethics. Mata also adopted the Total Social Impact as the basis of his corporate strategy.

He is the director of the AmBev Centroamérica brewing company, the largest brewing company in the world, and he is co-founder of the Ayúdame a Vivir Foundation – AYUVI – dedicated to raising funds to provide free treatment to patients who develop pediatric cancer in Guatemala.

Mata is co-founder of the Guatemala chapter of Operación Sonrisa, dedicated to providing adequate treatment to children born with cleft lip and palate in Guatemala. He is a Board Member of the Central America Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Institute, which identifies and promotes leadership around Central America. He is President of the CEAL chapter in Guatemala, leading business communities in Latin America to influence economic and social development. Previously Mata participated in the Chamber of Exporters, Chamber of Industry and the Business Council of Advertising of Guatemala.