Gonzalo de la Melena serves the community as the President of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC) & Operator of the Phoenix Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the States leading advocate representing more than 150,000 Minority Business Enterprises. Gonzalo is also the Founder of Emerging Airport Ventures, LLC a concessions company with food, beverage and retail holdings in Phoenix – Sky Harbor International Airport.
Gonzalo has over 20 years of global management experience. He began his career in consumer products with Coca-Cola Enterprises before joining The Dial Corporation where he conducted business in more than thirty countries before the age of thirty.
Gonzalo serves as a member of The Corporate Advisory Board for JPMorgan Chase Bank of Arizona, Board of Directors – Fiesta Bowl, The Global Council of Thunderbird, The School of Global Management and as a Board Member of Valley of the Sun – United Way.
Gonzalo is recipient of the Phoenix Business Journal 40 under 40 and is a graduate of Valley Leadership. Gonzalo received his MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management and earned his undergraduate degree in business from Arizona State University.