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Finance and Capital Structure Committee

The Finance and Capital Structure Committee has three members. The term of office is three years from the appointment.

Mr. Jaime García-Legaz Ponce

Chairman of the Finance and Capital Structure Committee / Independent Director

Date of appointment as a member of the Committee: 3 rd September, 2019

Holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Business Administration from CUNEF (Spain) and a PhD in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has been a State Trade Expert and Economist since 1994. Mr. García-Legaz has held important positions in Spanish Government bodies, rising to become Secretary of State for Commerce, International Trade and Foreign Investment from 2011 to 2015. Between 2015 and 2017, he was Executive Chairman of CESCE, Chairman of the International Consortium of Credit Insurers (CIAC in Spanish) and Chairman of Dun & Bradsteet. Lastly, between 2017 and 2018 he was Executive Chairman and CEO of AENA.

Mr. Christian Couvreux

Member of the Finance and Capital Structure Committee / Independent Director

Date of appointment as a member of the Committee: 3 rd September, 2019

Holds a Master Degree in Economic Sciences from Paris University and completed an Advanced Management Program at INSEAD (France). He has spent the lion’s share of his professional career at Groupe Casino, a French convenience store chain, which he joined in 1990. After being CEO and Chairman of the Management Board from 1997 to 2003, Mr. Couvreux was appointed Deputy Chairman of Groupe Casino. Prior to that, he was General Manager of CFAO, the food retailing branch of the Kernig Group. Mr. Couvreux was a member of the Supervisory Board of food retailer X5 Retail Group, and the Board of Directors of Martinet and various other companies belonging to Groupe Casino.

Mr. Sergio Dias

Member of the Finance and Capital Structure Committee / External Proprietary Director

Date of appointment as a member of the Committee: 3 rd September, 2019

Holds a Degree in Business Administration – Finance and Marketing – from Fundação Armando Alvarez Penteado (Brazil). This investor, entrepreneur and start-up advisor has been key to the creation and strategic development of companies and brands around the world. An expert in retailing and the food industry, he joined Carrefour Group in 1988, where he rose to become Deputy CFO and General Manager of the non-food eCommerce sites. In 2002 he joined LVMH Moët Hennessy to leads its Wines and Spirits Division before being appointed CEO of Millennium (Belvedere Vodka), which also forms part of the group, in 2005. Mr. Ferreira Dias has also been Executive Chairman of SecretSales.com and CEO of Brands4friends.de, among other posts.

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

The Nomination and Remuneration committee has three members. The term of office is three years from the appointment.

Mr. Christian Couvreux

Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee  of DIA / Independent Director

Date of appointment as a member of the Committee: 21st May, 2019

Holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Business Administration from CUNEF (Spain) and a PhD in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has been a State Trade Expert and Economist since 1994. Mr. García-Legaz has held important positions in Spanish Government bodies, rising to become Secretary of State for Commerce, International Trade and Foreign Investment from 2011 to 2015. Between 2015 and 2017, he was Executive Chairman of CESCE, Chairman of the International Consortium of Credit Insurers (CIAC in Spanish) and Chairman of Dun & Bradsteet. Lastly, between 2017 and 2018 he was Executive Chairman and CEO of AENA.  

Mrs. Basola Vallés

Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of DIA / Independent Director

Date of appointment as a member of the Committee: 19th February, 2020

Mrs. Vallés has 25 years of national and international professional experience, focused on the retail sector, both online and off-line, as an investor, consultant and business manager. She began her professional career in the financial sector in the United Kingdom at Nomura Securities and Morgan Stanley. Then she joins Mckinsey London where she works, for 6 years, mainly with retail companies in Europe. She continues her career in Baugur Group Venture Capital fund specialized in European retail companies, where she was an Operating Partner, responsible for the growth and expansion of the invested companies. More recently, Mrs. Vallés was the Senior Category Leader Amazon Books & Media divisions at Amazon Spain and today, since 2015, she is CEO of Eventim Tickets (entradas.com). Mrs. Vallés is also Independent Director at Aegon Spain, Advisory Board member of ING Spain and the Innovation Council member of Prosegur Cash. Holds a Degree in Business Administration and Management from the European Business School and an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern New York School of Business.

Mr. Jaime García-Legaz Ponce

Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of DIA / Independent Director

Date of appointment as a member of the Committee: 24th June, 2020 

Holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Business Administration from CUNEF (Spain) and a PhD in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has been a State Trade Expert and Economist since 1994. Mr. García-Legaz has held important positions in Spanish Government bodies, rising to become Secretary of State for Commerce, International Trade and Foreign Investment from 2011 to 2015. Between 2015 and 2017, he was Executive Chairman of CESCE, Chairman of the International Consortium of Credit Insurers (CIAC in Spanish) and Chairman of Dun & Bradsteet. Lastly, between 2017 and 2018 he was Executive Chairman and CEO of AENA. 

Audit and Compliance Committee

The Audit and Compliance Committee has three members. The term of office is three years from the appointment.

Mr. José Wahnon Lévy

Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee of DIA/ Independent Director  

Date of the appointment as a member of the Committee: 21st May, 2019

Has a Degree in Economics from Universidad de Barcelona, a Law Degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and completed a PMD at Harvard Business School. He began his professional career at PwC, where he was made partner in 1987. He headed up the Financial Services area at PwC from 1987 to 2003 and the Audit Division between 2003 and 2007. Mr. Wahnon has been an independent member of the Abengoa board since 2016 and has also held board-level positions at major companies of the likes of Ezentis, Dexia-Sabadell and Bankia..

Mr. Jaime García-Legaz Ponce

Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee / Independent Director

Date of appointment as a member of the Committe: 10th January, 2019

Holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Business Administration from CUNEF (Spain) and a PhD in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has been a State Trade Expert and Economist since 1994. Mr. García-Legaz has held important positions in Spanish Government bodies, rising to become Secretary of State for Commerce, International Trade and Foreign Investment from 2011 to 2015. Between 2015 and 2017, he was Executive Chairman of CESCE, Chairman of the International Consortium of Credit Insurers (CIAC in Spanish) and Chairman of Dun & Bradsteet. Lastly, between 2017 and 2018 he was Executive Chairman and CEO of AENA.

Mr. Sergio Dias

Member of the Audit an Compliance Committee / External Proprietary Director

Date of the appointment as a member of the Committee: 21st May, 2019

Holds a Degree in Business Administration – Finance and Marketing – from Fundação Armando Alvarez Penteado (Brazil). This investor, entrepreneur and start-up advisor has been key to the creation and strategic development of companies and brands around the world. An expert in retailing and the food industry, he joined Carrefour Group in 1988, where he rose to become Deputy CFO and General Manager of the non-food eCommerce sites. In 2002 he joined LVMH Moët Hennessy to leads its Wines and Spirits Division before being appointed CEO of Millennium (Belvedere Vodka), which also forms part of the group, in 2005. Mr. Ferreira Dias has also been Executive Chairman of SecretSales.com and CEO of Brands4friends.de, among other posts.

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