Alejandro “Alex” Cestero is the President of AccuFleet International, Inc., a Texas headquartered, privately-owned provider of aviation support services to major domestic and international air carriers operating in airports across the country. AccuFleet specializes in ground handling, external and internal industrial cleaning for aircraft, seat and upholstery maintenance, and other critical airfield services. Formerly, Alex spent nearly two decades in the upstream energy industry, including over ten years as a senior executive and general counsel at various publicly-traded, oilfield services, manufacturing and drilling companies, including: Frank’s International N.V., Weatherford International plc, Lufkin Industries, Inc. (now part of GE Oil & Gas), Pride International, Inc. (now part of Ensco Rowan), and Pride International spin-off, Seahawk Drilling, Inc. Mr. Cestero started his career as an attorney at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP.
Mr. Cestero is a board member of the Texas Lyceum, and was appointed in 2016 by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Judicial Compensation Commission. He is a past President and a board member of The General Counsel Forum – Houston Chapter, and a prior Chair of the membership committee for the state-wide organization; a past member of the executive committee of the Institute for Energy Law; a member of the International, American, Texas (including past Chairman of the International Law section) and Houston Bar Associations; and a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel – America.
Mr. Cestero earned his B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Rice University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. Mr. Cestero was born in Puerto Rico, grew up on the East Coast (primarily in Miami), but has been a proud Texan since he adopted the Lone Star State when he started his college years in the early 1990's. He is married with three sons and resides in Houston.