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Mr. Borja de la Cierva Álvarez de Sotomayor

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Cierva Álvarez is a graduate in Business Administration from Santiago de Compostela University. He also has a Master's degree in Business Administration from Vigo University and is a chartered accountant. His career has involved three main areas. He began in auditing, working as an auditor at Arthur Andersen for nine years.

In 1995, he joined the General Finance Department of Inditex, S.A., where he had a successful career as the Group's Chief Financial Officer until 2006. Just after, he joined El Corte Inglés, S.A., where he was the Deputy Purchase Manager and, more recently, the Supply Chain Manager, until May 2016. He has also been involved significantly in education and research: he has taught at several universities in Spain and elsewhere and has been a member of the consulting team for the European Transparency Directive and of the accounting experts of the Spanish Commission to implement IFRS at public-sector companies.

He has also been a member of the Board of Unirisco SCR, the first university venture capital company authorised by the CNMV (Securities Market Commission) in Spain. He is currently member of the Supervisory Board of UNINVEST, S.G.E.I.C, S.A.

Mr. Faustino Domínguez de la Torre Unceta

Chief Executive DIA Spain

Born in Spain in 1965. He graduated in Economics and Business from the Complutense University of Madrid and completed postgraduate General Executive Business studies at IESE and at INSEAD. He joined the sales and marketing department of DIA Group in 1991 where, among other responsibilities, he was Sales and Marketing Director for DIA Argentina between 1995 and 1999. He returned to Spain as Regional Center Director of Operations, and in 2006 he was appointed Director of Franchises and Partnerships. He then took the position of Area Operations Director in Spain between 2007 and 2014, representing half of the business in the country. He served as Executive Director for Portugal from 2014 until 2017, when he joined the Management Committee of DIA Group as Executive Director of DIA banner in Spain.

Mr. Alejandro Grande

Chief Executive Human Resources Officer

With a Law degree from the UNLZ in Buenos Aires, Alejandro Grande has worked in the distribution sector for more than 20 years. He began as a store manager for EKI, the Argentinian supermarket company, and then moved into sales management roles.

In 2007, he was appointed as the Human Resources Director of DIA Argentina, and his responsibilities grew over the years, leading him to head up the Franchises and Expansion Management team. In 2013, Alejandro was appointed Executive Director of DIA Argentina, a position he has held up to now.

Mr. Enrique Weickert Molina

Chief Financial Officer

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the Universidad de Sevilla (including an academic year at University College Dublin with an Erasmus grant). He is a member of the Registro Oficial de Auditores de Cuentas (ROAC – Official Registry of Accounts Auditors) of the Ministry of the Treasury.

Enrique Weickert began his career in 1996 at Arthur Andersen, and in September 2005 he joined Fertiberia as Financial Director. In January 2010 he was appointed Financial Director of the OHL Group, where he remained almost until he joined DIA as Financial Directors in December 2018.

Ms. María Miralles

Executive Director of Transformation

 

Mr. Pedro Barsanti

Executive Director of IT

 

Mr. Miguel Ángel Iglesias

Company Secretary

Mr Iglesias is a law graduate by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and he holds a Master’s Degree in Legal Practice from the Centro de Estudios Financieros and a Diploma in Labour Law from the School of Legal Practice of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Se incorporó a DIA en el año 1990 y, tras desempeñar funciones en el área de Expansión, pasó a ser el Responsable de la Asesoría Jurídica y de las Relaciones Laborales de DIA en España. En 2005 fue designado General Counsel del Grupo DIA y, desde 2011, Vicesecretario del Consejo de Administración de DIA y Secretario del Consejo de sus filiales en España, asumiendo, a su vez, la responsabilidad de las áreas de Compliance y Seguros del Grupo.

In October 2018, he has been appointed Corporate Secretary, having therefore under his responsibility the areas of Legal, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Insurances, Assets security, Information Technology and Financial Information Internal Control System.

Mr. Iglesias has been the reference advisor and coordinator of all strategic transactions carried out by DIA Group, including the listing of the Company in 2011. He was also the driving force behind the approval of the first DIA group Ethical Code.

He is currently a member of the board of DIA Argentina, S.A., of which he was Chairman during years 2015 and 2016.

Mr. Alfonso Torres

Commercial Director

With a Bachelor’s degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and having followed a Management Development Programme (PDD - Programa de Desarrollo Directivo) at the Instituto de Empresa, he is an expert in the distribution sector, having started his career 27 years ago in DIA’s financial control department. Positions held include Director of Financial Projects, Director of International Projects, subsequently becoming Financial Director Europe. He has also held commercial positions: starting in 2011, he was International Director of Purchasing and Commercial Support, Commercial Director of Clarel, subsequently becoming Business Director at Clarel. He is currently Commercial Director of DIA Spain.

Mr. José Antonio Lombardía

Executive Director of Clients

 

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