President of Pillsbury de Venezuela C.A.
Born in Cuba, Mr. Mestre is a Venezuelan citizen and graduated from the Choate School and from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
He started his career working in New York City for Young & Rubicam Advertising and later joined the Colgate-Palmolive Co., holding positions in New York, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. During his business career of more than 20 years in Venezuela, he has held positions as General Manager of Yukery Venezolana de Alimentos, General Manager of Helados Tío Rico, Vice President of the Consumer Products Division of Organization Diego Cisneros and President of Alimentos Kraft de Venezuela C.A.
Mr. Mestre was awarded the Order of Francisco de Miranda (second class) in 1985.
He and his wife Josefina Sosa have two sons, Alberto and Víctor.
He is a member of the Valle Arriba Golf Club.