Chio Zubiria
Director of Business Development

Chio has over 20 years of experience at Bacardi specializing in business development and strategic planning. She is passionate about building high performing teams, developing talent and is a strong believer in supporting programs to develop female talent and increase diversity at Bacardi. 
In her current role as Director of Business Development, she is responsible for evaluating and executing potential investments and acquisitions to support the corporate vision and strategy.  She chairs the Training and Development Committee within the Bacardi Women In Leadership (WIL) program. She also co-facilitates a Self-Leadership module, a 12-month program designed to empower and develop future female leaders in the organization. Bacardi partners with MentorcliQ to power their diversity and inclusion mentoring programs. 

Chio earned her MBA from Florida International University. She participated in an Executive Leadership Program with the IESE Business School and Darden School of Business and as well as an Advanced Leadership Program with the University of Miami, both sponsored by Bacardi. She is also a Certified Health Coach, a certification she pursued out of passion.

Chio is a proud mother of three teenage boys who inspire her everyday to live life to the fullest. Her goal as a parent has been to raise independent, kind, grateful young men who find happiness in the little things in life. She hopes one day they will become great advocates for women empowerment in the workplace.    


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