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Academy of Achievement Angélica Fuentes Téllez

Angélica Fuentes Téllez

Inducted 2011

Angélica Fuentes Téllez is one of the most influential women in Mexico and Latin America due to her proven track record as a businesswoman, her influence in development of public policies, and her philanthropic commitment with the community, women from Latin America and the arts.

“I compete against myself every day (…) I don’t compete against other women or men, I just try to be better today than I was yesterday”, she said. This has positioned her in such leading place.

Nowadays, Angélica is Shareholder and CEO of Grupo Omnilife-Chivas ranked among the 200 most successful companies in Mexico. This is a highly diversified group of companies, which is present in 19 countries. It offers products for health, entertainment and beauty, from top brands: Omnilife, Angelíssima, “Chivas Rayadas del Guadalajara” and Chivas USA.

For 20 years, she served as CEO of Corporativo Grupo Imperial, one of the leading energy companies in México, where she is shareholder as well. Her outstanding work put her on the head of the Mexican energy sector, as President of the Mexican Natural Gas Association and as Business Leader at the APEC Energy Business Network, which is composed of 21 countries from the Asia-Pacific region. In 2000, she was unanimously elected as President of this Network for two consecutive periods.

The results achieved by Angélica support her reputation as strategist and leader. Her achievements have been reported by the press, they call her “The Natural Gas Queen”, “The Business Woman Tamer” and recently the magazine “Altonivel” considered her as “Alfa Women” because of her remarkable development in the soccer sector.

Angélica has always been proud of being born in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and of being a woman. As such, she has been able to work for the empowerment of latin American women. Therefore, in 2008, she launched the prestigious line of beauty products Angelíssima, which includes her philosophy of women’s self-empowerment. On September 2011, Angélica was given an award as innovator and distinguished leader by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), for her work to empower women and her innovative brand Angelíssima.

Angélica has a Finance Degree, granted by the University of Texas. She shares her knowledge and experience with women through several programs, for example: 1) the Omnilife training program CLAVE, focused on the Omnilife entrepreneurs’ businesses; 2) as co-chairwoman of the American Business Council, she supports the young people, who are leaders and make changes in their communities. Angélica spends much of her time and effort to projects that allow her to perform her social responsibilities, for instance Educare, Fundación Ponte Viva (organization which protects women living in Ciudad Juárez), Plan Estratégico de Juárez (organization which seeks to improve the image, culture, and social and economic conditions of Ciudad Juárez), and Fundación Comunitaria Frontera Norte. Angélica is also a member of the Board of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad Juárez, and a member of the organization Fundación del Empresariado Chihuahuense.