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Mr. Antonio Coto Gutiérrez

Chief Executive Officer

Born in Spain in 1960. Antonio Coto Gutiérrez holds a Master in Civil Engineering from Madrid’s Polytechnic University, a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration from UNED University in Spain and is graduated in Food Industry Management from the University of Southern California, USA

Antonio started his career as a consultant in the consulting division of Arthur Andersen & Co. in Spain. He joined DIA in 1986, starting as financial planning and control manager, and then becoming the joint general manager for DIA Group helping to develop a successful strategy of rapid growth through acquisitions and internationalization.

In 1997 he was appointed as CEO of the DIA Group in Argentina, and in 1999 Head of Latin America and in 2010 he added the leadership of Partnerships Antonio has been a member of several international executive commissions and is currently a member of the Summit Committee for the Consumers Goods Forum and the ASU (Argentine Supermarket Association).

Mr. Diego Cavestany de Dalmases

Chief Executive New Business DIA Spain Officer

Born in Spain in 1960. Law degree from the Universidad Central de Barcelona and Masters in Business Administration from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa. After a stint with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Barcelona, he joined DIA in 1988 as Manager of Expansion in the Regional Centre of Catalonia. In 1989 he became the Regional Director of Expansion in Catalonia. In 1991 he was appointed Director of the Regional Centre of Andalusia, and in 1998 he was appointed General Manager of DIA Portugal. He assumed responsibility as Senior Manager for Asia in 2000. Since 2010 he has been Executive Manager Operations of DIA Spain.

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. Juan Cubillo Jordán de Urríes

Business and Merchandise Executive Manager

Born in Spain in 1963. Doctorate in Forestry from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Masters in Business Administration from the Escuela de Organización Industrial de Madrid. Prior to joining the DIA Group he held various positions with Andersen Consulting and K’Nox D’Arcy. He joined the DIA Group marketing department in 1994. In 1996 he was made head of Liquids and Savoury Food Products In 1997 he was appointed as the Manager of Own Brand Purchases at the Carrefour group headquarters. In 1999 he returned to the DIA Group as International Perishables Manager. In 2000 he was appointed as Business Manager, DIA Portugal. In 2005 he was appointed as Food Business Manager, Carrefour group. In 2008 he was appointed Partners Manager, DIA Group. In 2009 he was Business Manager, DIA Group, in August 2010 being appointed as Business and Merchandise Executive Manager, DIA Group.

Mr. Amando Sánchez Falcón

Chief Services Officer and Portugal Executive

Born in Spain in 1970. Degree in Business Administration from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid he joined DIA in 2012 as Chief Corporate Officer with responsibility over the financial, legal, external relations and investor relations departments. With more than 20 years' work experience in the financial area, previously, Mr Sánchez was the CFO and Strategy and Corporate Manager at Abengoa, where he worked from 1998. Since May 2015, he is the Chief Services Officer and Portugal Executive.

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.

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