CEO Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt López and his life success
Alejandro Betancourt Lopez has expressed his willingness to revive an industry that has made Venezuela rich and add value to the social activity of the oil industry. His success in the energy sector led him to invest in the Cienfuegos chemical complex, located in the southernmost province of Cuba, which he later managed. He is the Hawkers Co. president.
Betancourt’s business interests extend to other sectors besides the energy industry. Alejandro Betancourt Lopez has dedicated his success to the noble causes of education, health, social and economic development of his native Venezuela. He has invested a fortune in institutions while supporting charitable organizations in the country. He is also a trustee of the Harvard University-based Low Income Investment Fund. Alejandro has stated, “Of all the necessities in Venezuela, the security and peace of mind of the citizens, the most important one, has always been at the center of my mind.” He is a well-known philanthropist, and his family foundation “BODAS,” together with Caritas International, has provided assistance to many humanitarian causes, particularly to the poor, since 2002.
Alejandro Betancourt Lopez is involved with the development of the high-speed train in Venezuela. He is chairman of the board of Desarrollos Energéticos and Promurocarre and vice chairman of Promepco. He was a director of Empresa de Tabacos del Orinoco S.A. from 2008 to 2013.
After graduating, he went on to do graduate studies in economics and business administration at The Instituto de Seguro Social de Madrid. Betancourt moved to the US in 1996 to pursue advanced studies at the Harvard Business School. After graduating, he joined O’Hara Administration as vice president, heading up the Institutional Sales and Marketing department. In 2007, he became president of O’Hara Administration. He has led Hawkers into great heights.
Betancourt López has been lauded for his philanthropic activities by various organizations. In 2002, he received the «Olga de Morodón Medal for business ethics» from the Rotary Club of Caracas. In 2007, he was awarded the «George Washington Leadership Medal» by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Alejandro Betancourt Lopez is one of the most powerful businesspeople in Venezuela and among the most influential supporters of the Bolivarian Revolution and has been one of its most active critics.