Message from the Founder

Over the past 50 years I have seen our Company turn from a small agricultural undertaking in Nicaragua into a diversified group of companies conducting business across Central America. Our ambitious goals to expand our business lines have always gone hand in hand with our desire to improve the lives of people in the communities we serve. Today, I can proudly say that all our products and services have a positive impact on people across all socio-economic levels.

As this Group’s founder, I have consistently promoted values that instill pride in everything we do, as well as utmost respect for our customers, stakeholders and for our environment. These values continue to be the main drivers for our behavior. In addition, we have started an institutionalization process, intended to create a sound corporate governance structure, strengthening our Group management discipline.

While we have remained essentially a family business, we have successfully partnered for years with world-class companies associated with our activities. These mutually rewarding relationships have enabled us to accelerate growth while bringing local presence and economic value to our partners. I am proud to see our second-generation now in command and expanding these relationships to take our business to new heights.

Sincerely,

Piero Coen Montealegre

Founder and Chairman

Acknowledgement:

Sites:

Light of Freedom

Scudi di San Martino

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