John McCarthy

Company: Leisure Partners SAPI de CV

Position: Executive Chairman / Partner

Bio

Born and raised in Mexico.
35 plus years of experience in tourism development, including master-planned communities, hotels, resorts, golf, marinas, timeshares, etc.
Head of Bancomer’s Tourism Division and Head of FONATUR during Mr. Fox’s administration.
Good international experience, but mostly focused on Mexico and Latin America



Geographic Areas

Mexico, Central America, KSA


Expertise

Tourism and Hotel development in all of its phases. Resort Residential, Shared Ownership, Tourism from a Macro/ Government perspective.


Professional Memberships

Amdetur ex Chair. CNET Chair. Presidente Intercontinental past BOD. International Cruise Gallery BOD, Mexico’s Tourism Promotion Board BOD, Anglo Mexican Institute Vice Chair, and BOD. Endeavor Mentor, Costamex BOD.


Speaking Engagements

HOLA, ALIS, MYKAR MEX, NYU, AMDETUR, CNET, BMIT, WTO, WTTC, HILTON MEX CONFERENCE, CONAGO (MEXICO GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION), ISHC


Articles and Publications

A view of Mexico’s hotel and resort investment market... Mexico the Great opportunity oct 2012 Global Hotel Network. Tourism as a tool for economic development and poverty Alleviation. How countries can reduce or eliminate poverty through the promotion of tourism. International Trade Forum Magazine / WTC Jan 2011. Sexenio del Turismo? Reforma Newspaper Mexico City. Mar 2010


Representative List of Clients

Fondo de Fondos, Banorte, Bancomer, CCPM, CITI Banamex, Fibra Inn, Grupo Costamex


Education

Bachelor in Business Administration La Salle University Babcock and Wilcox High Flyer post-grad.


Past Experience

Head of Mexico’s Tourism Development Agency (FONATUR) Head of Bancomer’s Tourism Division (Westin Regina and Club Regina)