Carlos Slim Helú

Carlos Slim Helú

Carlos Slim Helú began to build the foundations of Grupo Carso at the age of 25. Through this conglomerate Mr. Slim Helú has gained extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies, including América Móvil. Grupo Carso is now one of the largest and most important diversified conglomerates in Latin America. Since the 1980s he has been a noted businessman in various industrial, real estate and commercial fields. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Altria, and also a Board Member for SBC Communications, Inc. He has also served as Vice-Chairman of the Mexican Stock Exchange and Chairman of the Mexican Association of Brokerage Firms. He was the first Chairman of the Latin American Committee of the Board of Directors of the New York Stock Exchange. He has left most of the boards of his companies, and currently serves as Honorary Chairman of América Móvil, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo en América Latina, SA de CV, Chairman of Fundación Telmex, AC, Chairman of Fundación Carlos Slim Helú, AC, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Consejo Consultivo de Restauración del Centro Histórico, and Chairman of Fundación del Centro Histórico, AC.