Mrs. Rocio Palafox, a national of Mexico, is currently IIC's Chief Finance and Administration Officer. Prior to joining IIC, Rocio was responsible for driving the growth of GE in Mexico, through growth initiatives, structured and financed energy and healthcare projects.
Rocio joined GE Capital Mexico in 1994 serving first as Tax Leader for GE Capital México and subsequently pricing leader for Commercial Finance, participated in the due diligence, acquisition & integration of a local Bank and Insurance company. In 1998 she joined the GE Capital Real Estate team serving in several leadership roles including Chief Financial Officer, Finance Manager for Mexico & South America and Controller where she actively participated in assessing investment opportunities, handled financial planning & analysis duties and the established controllership processes for the rapidly growing platform in Mexico. Rocio played a key role in the acquisition and integration of several portfolios as well as the consolidation of the lending business.
In September 2011, Rocio was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of GE México, Central America and the Caribbean, where she led the formation of the share service center for Latin America in Monterrey and was responsible for compliance with local accounting requirements as well as to promote the hiring and retention of talent from the financial sector.
Prior to joining GE Capital, Rocio worked in a Tax Advisory firm in Mexico City and was University Teacher at the Instituto Tecnológico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM).
She earned a BA in Public Accounting (CPA) from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in 1992.