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José Alejandro Graña Miró Quesada

José Alejandro Graña Miró Quesada

Peruvian (1945). Member of the Miró Quesada family, which controls El Comercio, the most important media group in Peru. Currently, one of the most important shareholders. He is owner and chairman of the country's largest construction company, Graña & Montero (G&M), one of the seven Peruvian companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and ranked eighth on the list of major groups in Peru, according to the publication "Peru: the top 10,000 companies 2015." The XXXV Power Survey of the “Semana Economica (Economy Week)” magazine considered him as one of the 30 most powerful people in Peru in 2015. Between 1999 and 2014, he was a member of the Board at the Empresa Editora El Comercio S.A., a position in which his daughter eventually replaced him.

He is currently a member of the Board of Directors at the Banco de Crédito del Perú (Credit Bank of Peru). Before that he held the same position at Telefónica del Perú, Refinería La Pampilla and Edegel. G&M and its subsidiaries in 7 other Latin American countries have entered the licensing business in the road, rail, oil, gas and electricity sectors. * Since the 1950s, G&M has been involved in the most emblematic real estate developments in Peru: the city of Talara, Rebagliatti Hospital, airport Jorge Chávez, the Civic Centre, Larcomar, Gutiérrez Roundabout, the Gran Teatro of Lima theatre, Sheraton, Marriot and Westin hotels, and mining projects for Yanacocha, Cerro Verde, Antamina, Xstata Cooper and Las Bambas; gas projects such as Gas of Camisea; infrastructure, such as the Interoceanic highway and the trains of Lima. * Although the owner of Graña & Montero maintains a low profile -he has not held public office nor is known to be affiliated with any political party- his company has been chosen during the last three Peruvian governments (Alejandro Toledo, Alan García and Ollanta Humala) to take charge of the main megaprojects in construction; in some cases associated with Odebrecht, the Brazilian transnational company involved in the biggest corruption scandal in recent years: the Lavajato case. (More information here).

Media Companies / Groups
Media Outlets


Engineering and construction

GMI, GyM, Vial y Vives-DSD, Stracon, Morelco.


Norvial, Survial, Canchaque, Vesur, Railroads, La chira, GMP, Coga.

Real estate

Viva GyM, Almonte.


GMD, Concar, CAM, Adexus.

Family & Friends

Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

He has two daughters: María Francisca Graña Canepa, member of the board of El Comercio since 2014, and María Teresa Graña Canepa, involved with G&M and with some of its subsidiaries. His cousins are Alejandro Miró Quesada Cisneros (former director of El Comercio between 1999 and 2008), Luis Miró Quesada Valega (president of the board of América Televisión) and Bernardo Roca Rey Miró Quesada (director of El Comercio, president of the Peruvian Press Council and director of the digital media

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Memorias del Grupo El Comercio entregados a la Superintendencia de Mercado de Valores entre 1999 y 2015

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