Grupo Ferré Rangel is a Puerto Rico based, family-owned portfolio of companies with highly diversified strongholds in several industries.
The group selectively owns and invests in a value growth portfolio of leading companies that include business development & investments, real estate, media, printing, distribution, marketing solutions and the health industries.
The group’s iconic properties include GFR Media, its media arm and the parent company of leading newspapers El Nuevo Día, Primera Hora, and Índice, other top brands; and City View Plaza, a unique Class A real estate development in the heart of San Juan; as well as other group of companies that service telemarketing and distribution.
Our group of companies shares an integrated culture that prizes investment discipline, synergy, innovation, creativity, values and high standards across companies.
Headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico; the group’s enterprises are primarily located in Puerto Rico, the United States, and Latin America.
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María Luisa oversees the operations of the Ferré Rangel Group and its portfolio of companies.
Her professional career started in the early 90’s when she joined the Lifestyle Section of El Nuevo Día. After holding various positions in the daily newspaper, in 1995 María Luisa was appointed as Co-director of the newspaper with her brother Luis Alberto.
She is the president of the Board of Directors of the Ponce Museum of Art, where she led the institution’s successful remodeling and expansion project at a cost of $30 million. Since 2000, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of Banco Popular and the Board of Directors of the Caribbean and Latin America Fund of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has been an active advocate of civic issues by supporting institutions and organizations against domestic violence, Illiteracy and juvenile delinquency. María Luisa graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College in Amherst, MA, where she obtained a BA in History and Hispanic Studies. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Communications from Boston University in Boston, MA.
Antonio Luis is in charge of new business development and of managing the operation of Ferré Rangel Group business holdings in and outside of Puerto Rico, including El Nuevo Día Direct, Advance Graphic Printing, City View Plaza and Ferré Rangel Chile (Health Clinics). He also manages the multifamily property portfolio in the United States.
In 2002, he joined the Ferré Rangel Group as Vice President of Strategic Planning. He started his professional career in 1992 when he joined the Puerto Rican Cement. There he was appointed to the positions of Vice President of Operations and Strategic Planning in 1996, Executive Vice President in 1998 and Chief Operations Officer in 2001.
He is a Trustee of the Sacred Heart University in Puerto Rico and was President of the Board of Directors of the Sor Isolina Ferré Centers. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science from the Sacred Heart University in Puerto Rico and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University in Boston, MA.
María Eugenia is in charge of developing the strategic direction of all the brands and platforms of GFR Media, the principal media, information and communications services group in Puerto Rico, which owns the leading brands El Nuevo Día, Primera Hora and Indice.
Before becoming CEO of GFR Media, she was the President and CEO of El Nuevo Día, where she also held the positions of Vice President of Management and Operations, Assistant to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Director of Corporate and Community Relations.
Her initiatives prompted the creation of the New Products Department, and she led El Nuevo Día’s multimedia and business transformation into GFR Media. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Grupo Diarios de Americas (GDA, for its acronym in Spanish) and the Puerto Rico Leadership Congress, as well as of the Board of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and a Master’s Degree in Communications from Boston University in Boston, MA.
Luis Alberto is in charge of the editorial strategies for El Nuevo Día, Primera Hora and Índice.
He has specialized in the field of journalism innovation, leading the strategy for El Nuevo Día’s digital expansion, which started in the Sports Section when he was still a university student. As a reporter he concentrated in environmental journalism and later became editor of the Business Section. Luis Alberto has been Director of El Nuevo Día since 1995. In 1997 he was part of the team that launched Primera Hora.
He is the Co-President of the Centro Para la Libertad de Prensa (Center for the Freedom of the Press), along with the University of the Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico. He is also the President of the Board of Directors of the Sor Isolina Ferré Centers. In 2007 he founded Agenda Ciudadana (Citizens’ Agenda), a non-profit organization that educates about the importance of accountability by the public and the private sectors and citizens’ responsibilities in building an active democracy. He obtained a BA in History form Amherst College in Amherst, MA, and a Master’s Degree in Communications from Boston University in Boston, MA.
Loren is the General Manager of Índice, and in charge of optimizing client relations and their digital strategies.
Before her appointment to Índice, Loren worked as Vice President of the New Products Unit at El Nuevo Día, where she launched the restaurant guide SAL!, in its various platforms; and the SAL! AWARDS, the first people’s choice food and entertainment contest in Puerto Rico. From 2002 to 2007 she was Assistant Director of Magazines at El Nuevo Día Newspaper. In 1997, as Marketing Manager she was responsible for the launching and positioning strategies of Primera Hora.
Loren is the President of the Board of Directors of Centro Para la Nueva Economía (Center for a New Economy) and is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Sor Isolina Ferré Centers. She also collaborates with the Ponce Museum of Art. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, and has a Master’s Degree in Conservation and Architecture Preservation Studies, as well as a post-graduate degree in Museum Studies from Boston University in Boston, MA. After graduate school she continued her education at the New York School of Interior Design in New York, NY, where she took courses on design and space planning.