Javier Guillermo Molina

VP Americas

Javier Guillermo Molina is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience working in Government, International Organizations, and the Tourism industry. 

Javier grew up on the island of Cozumel in the Mexican Caribbean and started working in travel and tourism from a very young age. After a brief time working in international tax consulting at KPMG, he started his tourism ventures in the area, with great success. He focused on strategies to involve local communities in the Travel and Tourism sector.

In 2009, he made the jump to the public sector, starting at the Secretariat of Tourism of Quintana Roo, as Undersecretary of Promotion, and later on to the national stage, as Head of International Affairs and Cooperation of the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico.

Javier was responsible for strengthening the country’s bilateral relations with the Americas and Europe in matters of tourism. He was Chief delegate of Mexico to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and other international tourism forums; on occasion as chairman to those groups, like the APEC Tourism Working Group, the Pacific Alliance Tourism Committee, the Organization of American States Inter-American Committee, among others. 

In 2019, Javier worked at the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), where he was in charge of the Government Affairs Department.

Javier has extensive knowledge on international policy, organizing high-level global agendas, travel facilitation, strategic planning, the cruise industry, and public speaking. He likes to travel with his family, read books by the sea, music, and yoga.