Manuel F. Jimenez

Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Nacion GN SA

Manuel F. Jiménez has lead Grupo Nación, Costa Rica’s premier media group for the past 13 years. Under his leadership, Grupo Nación expanded its operations from a single newspaper company into a regional multi-country media and printing firm with two newspapers, several magazines and radio stations in Costa Rica, two other dailies in Guatemala, interest in the company that edits the Phone Book in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, and a financial weekly both in Panama and at home. Previously, Jiménez served as Executive Director of McDonald’s Costa Rica for seven years.

Currently Jiménez is a board member of Euroautos de Centroamérica, a multi-brand car distributor in Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama, and of UBC Corporación, the local subsidiary of Cuscatlán Bank, the region’s second largest private bank. Jiménez earned his bachelor of science in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 1981. After completing undergraduate education, he remained in Atlanta and pursued a Masters in Business Administration from Emory University.