Alfonso Fanjul is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Fanjul Corp. and Florida Crystals Corporation. Florida Crystals farms 187,000 acres of land in Palm Beach County where it also owns two sugar mills, a sugar refinery, a rice mill and a packaging and distribution center. The company produces renewable energy in its biomass power plant, the largest in North America. Florida Crystals with its subsidiary, American Sugar Refining, the world’s largest sugar refining company, has an annual production capacity of 7 million tons of sugar. Across North America, its sugar is marketed through its Domino®, C&H®, Florida Crystals® and Redpath® brands. In Europe, the company sells its sugar under the Tate & Lyle® brand.
Alfonso Fanjul, also known as Alfy Fanjul, founded what is now Fanjul Corp. in South Florida in 1960.
He also serves as Chairman, CEO and President of Central Romana Corporation, which is engaged in sugar production, real estate and luxury resort operations, including Casa de Campo, in the Dominican Republic.
Alfonso Fanjul is a co-founder of Mission International Rescue Charities in the Dominican Republic, a member of The Florida Council of 100, a trustee of the University of Miami, a former director of Pennzoil Co. and Florida Power & Light Co.
Alfonso Fanjul is a graduate of Fordham University, where he also received an honorary doctorate degree in May 2010.