Francisco Velasco

Francisco Velasco , Executive Vice President - General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Office, and Secretary

Francisco Velasco has been Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company since July 2016 and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer since October 2016. Mr. Velasco serves as a member of the Board of PriceSmart Foundation, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation which serves as the philanthropic partner for the Company, providing resources to local organizations and institutions that support education, youth development, economic development, or community resilience. From March 2009 to June 2016, Mr. Velasco served as Division Counsel Latin America for AbbVie Inc., a publicly traded global biopharmaceutical company. Previously, he held in-house legal roles at Abbott Laboratories, Hanes Brands Inc. and Sara Lee Corporation, and he began his career in private practice specializing in the Latin America region. Mr. Velasco attended law school in Mexico, has a Masters of Law degree from Georgetown University and has an MBA degree from Duke University.