Chairman and CEO of Inditex since 2011. He has been the Deputy Chairman and CEO since 2005.
He is a graduate in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (1987) and became Spanish State Attorney (Abogado del Estado) in the 1988 year, ranking #1.
From 1992 to 1996 he was Group General Counsel of Banco Popular. He went on to be appointed General Director of State Assests at the Ministry of Economy and Finances. From July 2000 to 2005 he was Chairman of Altadis group. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé.
He was re-elected to the Board of Directors of Inditex by the AGM held on 13 July 2010 and 14 July 2015. .
We are one of the world's largest fashion retailers, with eight distinct brands.
Inditex is one of the world's largest fashion retailers, with eight brands (Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe) selling in 202 markets through its online platform or its over 7,000 stores in 96 markets.
We have come a long way since 1963, when we started out as a small family business in a workshop making women’s clothing.
Over the years, our size may have changed, but one underlying idea has stayed the same – the customer is at the centre of everything we do.
By working closely together as a single company globally focused on the key elements of fashion production –design, manufacture, distribution and retail– we brought our customers closer than ever to the products they wanted at affordable prices.
The success of our first brand –Zara was followed by international expansion at the end of the 1980s and the successive launch of new brands, that now have an integrated model of stores and online