Germán F. González Bernal
Germán F. González Bernal is president of the franchises Maison Kayser Mexico and Maison Kayser Spain. He is also the chairman of DICARES and CANIRAC, co-owner of the restaurants Carmela y Sal and Tzuco, director of the National Restaurant Association, and shareholder at UNICCO.
González Bernal has more than 30 years of experience in founding, structuring, and conducting business in Mexico and other countries within different industries. Although he holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting by the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), his interests remain in business and entrepreneurship. González Bernal is Coscomate Hospitality Group’s founding father.
A fun fact about Germán is that he named the holding group after the street he grew up in: Coscomate Street, in Mexico City, as a reminder of where he comes from.
María Luz González Bernal
María de la Luz González Bernal graduated in Business Administration at the Universidad Panamericana (UP) and obtained a postgraduate diploma in Finance at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
González started her professional journey developing finance and investment projects for the oil and gas shipping sectors. She switched her career’s focus to the hospitality industry. Together with members of her family, she founded the restaurant group La Taba, which developed and operated different concepts in Mexico City.
Lucero, as she liked to be called, currently serves as director of new projects for Grupo Prigo and Coscomate Hospitality Group and is the leader of a team of chefs and bakers in charge of designing new lines of gastronomic products at Maison Kayser Mexico and Spain. Furthermore, González actively participates in the Group's fine dining division with the brands Carmela y Sal in Mexico City, Vuelve Carmela in Tabasco, and Tzuco in Chicago, United States.
María de la Luz’s close friends and family affectionately call her by the nickname Lucerillo.
Alexandre is one of the founders of Maison Kayser Mexico and Spain. He is currently CEO of Maison Kayser in Spain. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management from the Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland. Alexandre has been working for the Eric Kayser brand in France, Mexico and Spain for more than 12 years.
Germán González Rico
Germán González Rico is CEO of CHG’s U.S. operations. González holds a BA in Economics from Chapman University. After having interned at LACI a Clean-Tech Incubator in Los Angeles, he returned to Mexico to join CHG’s business development team. In 2019, González partnered with Michelin-star chef Carlos Gaytan and opened Tzuco in downtown Chicago. Since its opening, Tzuco has won multiple culinary and design awards, such as Best Design honor in the 2019 Eater Awards, Best Design by Jean Banchet Awards in 2020, Chicago's 2021 Bib Gourmand by MICHELIN Guide, among others.
When not in the office, Germán enjoys skiing and alpinism.
Juan Manuel González
Juan Manuel González obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School. He is a board member of CHG and a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig. González has over 25 years of experience in structuring and executing M&A and capital market transactions.
Alberto Ardura is a current board member of CHG. Ardura has over 35 years of experience in corporate finance and capital markets across Latin America. He is also head of Nomura Latin America Investment Bank. Previously, Ardura served as CEO for Merrill Lynch Mexico and was head of capital markets and client coverage, and vice-chair of corporate finance for Latin America at Deutsche Bank, New York.