Graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) in 1984, with a degree in Public Accounting.
While still a student, he rendered services with Prieto, Castillo y Asociados, S.C. for two years. He then worked in the Tax and Audit departments of Ruiz, Urquiza y Cía., S.C., which represented Arthur Andersen & Co., in Mexico.
Joined CHEVEZ, RUIZ, ZAMARRIPA Y CÍA. S.C., at its founding on September 1, 1981. He was admitted to the partnership on January 1, 1989 and has been Managing Partner of the firm, since January 1, 2007.
Mr. Fernández is a member of the Mexican College of Public Accountants, the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants and the Mexican Institute of Financial Executives (IMEF).
He was President of the Tax Commission of the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants during the 1993-1995 two-year period, President of the Mexico City Group Tax Committee of the Mexican Institute of Financial Executives for the 1995-1997 biennial period and President of the National Tax Committee of the IMEF for the 2003-2004 biennials. He is currently President of the International Tax Commission of the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants.
Has been a member of the Tax Committee of the Mexico City Chapter of the Mexican Institute of Financial Executives since 1996.
Took an active role in representing the aforementioned institutions in the 2004 National Treasury Convention.
Was a member of the Tax Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Finance in 1995-1996.
Has taught tax courses at the Universidad Anáhuac, the Instituto Tecnológico de México (ITAM) and the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA).
He has given numerous conferences in Mexico on tax matters at forums held by the accounting profession and private sector institutions.
His articles on tax matters have been published in the accounting profession’s communications media.
Involved in the “Advisors Development Program” taught by the Center of Excellence in Corporate Governance and the Mexican Stock Exchange and in the Introduction to the Stock Market course taught at the same institution.
He is a Member of the Audit Committees of various companies, including Grupo Televisa, S.A.B., Genomma Lab Internacional, S.A.B. de C.V., and Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, SAPI de C.V., and Member of the Board of Mexichem, S.A.B.de C.V., Club de Golf los Encinos, S.A., Grupo Pochteca, S.A.B. de C.V., Global Assurance Brokers Agente de Seguros y de Fianzas, S.A. de C.V. and Arca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V.