Hugo Cancio

President & Chief Executive Officer, Fuego Enterprises


A native-born Cuban, Hugo Cancio is an internationally renowned expert on the Cuban business environment and culture, and is an active proponent of Cuba's reconciliation and economic growth. As the President and CEO of Fuego Enterprises since 1997, Mr. Cancio has built a substantial diversified holdings company with operations in media and entertainment as well as travel and telecommunications. Among his many accomplishments is the monthly publication of OnCuba (, the first Cuba-focused bi-lingual magazine with national distribution in the U.S. Mr. Cancio's Cuba Business Development Group has offered strategic and business solutions for opportunities in Cuba and the Caribbean basin markets since 2009.


Born in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Cancio immigrated to the US in 1980 during the Mariel Boatlift. Mr. Cancio is the proud father of three daughters and while he resides in Miami, he maintains strong personal and business connections throughout Cuba and shuttles frequently to Havana. Mr. Cancio currently serves as the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fuego Enterprises,Chairman of the Hugo Cancio Foundation, and as Editor-in-Chief of OnCuba Magazine, ARTOnCuba and OnCuba Real Estate.He has been featured in prestigious publications around the world, including The New Yorker Magazine, Internationale, France 24, CNN, MSNBC, NBC Today Show, and many others.


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