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Profile: Jose Luis Prado, CEO of Evans Food


Jose Luis Prado is Chairman and CEO of Evans Foods Group since April 2016. Evans is headquartered in Chicago and is the world leader of Pork Rinds snacks and foods. Evans is owned by WInd Point Partners, where Prado is a co-investor.

Prado is also Former President of Quaker Oats North America, a $2.7 Billion division of PepsiCo, Inc.

The first Mexican to lead a major PepsiCo business in NA, Prado retired from PepsiCo in 2014 after a distinguished career spanning 30 years, 6 countries and two continents including Mexico, Spain, Caribbean, Andean and South Cone in Latin America

Prado serves at the Boards of two public Companies: The NorthernTrust Corporation based in Chicago,Il. and Brinker International headquartered in Dallas, Tx.

Prado is deeply committed to the community. He serves on multiple Boards including the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Global Advisory Board of the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera, Instituto Mexico at the Woodrow Wilson Institute, the National Museum of Mexican Art and serves at the Board of the Latino Corporate Directors Association. He is also a member of the Commercial Club, Economic Club and Executive Club of Chicago and recently he has joined the Latino Donor Collaborative Board.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude), Master of Science in Systems and Planning and Master of Business Administration.