Gonzalo A. De La Melena Jr.

Gonzalo A. De La Melena Jr.

Board Director

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.