Alejandro Garcia-Palacios selected as Top CEO of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

April 24, 2018

Alejandro Garcia-Palacios, President & CEO of Café La Fortuna and Chicago Artisan Roasters Inc was just selected as Top CEO of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the field.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. .

With over 3 decades of professional experience as a third-generation coffee-grower, Alejandro has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field.  As a dynamic results-driven leader, Alejandro has demonstrated success not only as President of Café La Fortuna and Chicago Artisan Roasters inc. which are premium Mexican coffee boutiques that specializes in the export of fresh specialty blends, but Alejandro is also a successful entrepreneur who is involved in every aspect of his companies’ successes.  Alejandro’s key responsibilities is to ensure the growth of the highest-quality coffee beans, marketing his products on an international level, developing ecologically friendly and sustainable production techniques, supply chain management, customer relations, overseeing all daily business operations including a production plant in Mexico City, and handling logistics and transportation.

Alejandro holds a diploma in Total Quality Management and received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, and an MBA through the University of Phoenix.

Throughout his illustrious career, Alejandro has been active in his community and has received awards, accolades’ and has been featured in several publications.  For 2018 he is being considered for a feature in T.I.P (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was named Top CEO of the Year.  For 2017, 2016 & 2015 he was selected as Outstanding Professional of the Year, VIP of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, Elite American Executive and featured in Pro-Files Magazine by the Worldwide Branding.  He is a member of the Mexico Chamber of Commerce and charitable involved as a pro-bono consultant with various coffee grower associations.  He also is a volunteer with the Confederacion Mexicana de Productores de Cafe. The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated that “Choosing Alejandro for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.  He is brilliant at what he does, his list of accomplishments and accolades are beyond impressive, he has given back to his community and is active in numerous organizations, he was exactly what we were looking for.  We know we will be seeing more outstanding things from this man and hope to spend time with him at the gala.”

Aside from his successful career, Alejandro is also a sought after speaker and writer.  He has spoken at conferences as a subject matter expert and has written for Coffee Trade Magazine in Mexico.  He was also a chief negotiator for North American Free Trade Agreement Coffee deals.

Looking back, Alejandro attributes his success to his perseverance, mentors he has had along the way and staying passionate in all his endeavors. When he is not working Alejandro enjoys traveling, photography, scuba diving, and playing tennis and golf. For the future, Alejandro will continue to thrive as an entrepreneur and hopes to continue making a difference in people’s lives anyway that he can.

Come visit Café La Fortuna at

6300 South Kingery Hwy Suite 126

Willowbrook, IL

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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