Nicaragua | President and CEO, Grupo Coen
Piero Coen acts as Grupo Coen President and CEO. He was in charge of leading the business conglomerate in the transition of new generation management and institutionalization, continuing the legacy of his father, Mr. Piero Coen Montealegre. His functions include defining and implementing the Group’s integrated business strategy and establishing long-term alliances in line with the Group’s growth strategy.
Coen was the first operator of AirPak, Western Union in Central America. He also held several operational positions which have been instrumental to his understanding of Group companies’ business. Since 1998, he has been in charge of Management Offices, Executive Positions and the Presidency of each one of Grupo Coen companies. Coen has also been in key positions to attract investment to the Central American region. He was appointed Special Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Nicaragua to the United Kingdom, Scotland and Northern Ireland, from 2005 to 2010 and he acts as Italy’s Honorary Consul for the Chinandega department of Nicaragua. Moreover, he is an active member of several bi-national trade chambers fostering commerce between various countries in Central America and Europe. Piero’s actions are the best evidence of his commitment to social investment and corporate social responsibility. In addition to his duties as President of Fundación Coen, he is founding member of the Nicaraguan Union for Corporate Social Responsibility, UniRSE.
Coen holds a B.A. in Management and Economics from Saint Thomas of Villanova and an M.A. in Administration and Management from Harvard University.
Coen was an event speaker at The Dialogue.