FERNANDO ANÍBAL CAPELLÁN PERALTA
President & Chief Executive Officer, Grupo M, S.A.
GLOBAL SOURCING: From rising cost challenges to international trade, the first day of the WWD Global Sourcing and Global Markets Forum will focus on issues affecting all involved in the business of global sourcing and supply chain.
Fernando Aníbal Capellán Peralta
Fernando Capellán is President and Chief Executive Officer of Grupo M industries, a textile corporation founded in 1986 as a simple cut-sew operation. To date, Grupo M includes five garment factories with a workforce of 9,800 employees.
Through his leadership, Grupo M has established and maintained a prestigious customer portfolio, with high-profile clients including Levi's, Liz Claiborne, Polo Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis, Dillards, HanesBrands, Calvin Klein, DKNY, VF, Old Navy and more.
Known for his promotion of the Dominican Republic and its citizens, Mr. Capellán fosters an employee-friendly work atmosphere and offers a variety of quality-of-life benefits including free transportation, savings and loans programs, a medical center with dental services and a clinical laboratory, industrial safety programs, sports, family-friendly recreational activities, reforestation programs, child care, and more. Grupo M was the first Latin American company to be honored with the Corporate Social Conscience award by the Council on Economic Priorities.
Mr. Capellán is a member of the Association for the Development of Santiago, the American Chamber of Commerce, former President of the Association of Industrial Free Zone of Santiago and former President of the Dominican Association of Free Zones. He is a on the board of directors of Cibao International Airport and Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago, and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Council of Private Enterprise.
Mr. Capellán has a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra.
Fernando Aníbal Capellán Peralta describes the new Codevi Apparel Initiative Industrial Park built on Haiti's border. "Today, Codevi is creating a big economic impact in the community," explained Peralta.