The editors of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine (HE&IT) have selected Valeria Fernandes, Head, International Information Technology, Chrysler Group LLC, as one of the “Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology.” Fernandes is responsible for all international IT strategies throughout Chrysler Group’s business units, subsidiaries and joint venture initiatives worldwide.
The “Top 200” list each year features talented technical leaders of Hispanic origin in a variety of sectors, such as automotive, finance, defense, energy, retail and pharmaceuticals. HE&IT editors evaluate and select the “Top 200” based on excellence in their professional work, strong commitment to their communities and leadership as role models and mentors.
Fernandes is featured with other 2011 selectees in the spring edition of HE&IT magazine and will be honored at the magazine’s Hispanic 200 Leadership Summit in Orlando, FL on June 10.
Fernandes obtained a degree in management information systems, with focus in business systems analysis, from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas in Brazil. She also holds a master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University. She is a member and past board member of the Chrysler Hispanic Employee Network and is a member of the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council, the Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association and the National Society for Hispanic Professionals.