Board of Directors

On April 30thth 2020 Cencosud held its Annual Shareholders Meeting, in which the directors of the Company were elected for the period 2020-2023.

Horst Paulmann Kemna , ,

Mr. Paulmann is the Chairman of our Board of Directors and founder of Cencosud S.A. He has been a member of the Board since November 1978. He has been Director of the German Chamber of Commerce (CAMCHAL) and of the Chilean Chamber of Commerce.

Heike Paulmann Koepfer , ,

Ms. Paulmann has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 1999. She holds a BSc in Business Administration & Economics from the University of Chile and an MBA from Adolfo Ibáñez University.

Peter Paulmann Koepfer , ,

He has been a member of our Board of Directors since September 1996. He is currently CEO of Tiendas de Regalo Genial. He was also Director of our Shopping Center division in Chile since 2002. He holds a BSc in Business Administration & Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Julio Moura , ,

He has been part of our Board of Directors since September 2011. Mr. Moura is Director of Natura Cosméticos, Brinox, RAPS and President of the Arapyaú Institute. Before joining Cencosud, Mr. Moura was President of Masisa from 2002 to 2007, CEO of Amanco and Grupo Nueva from 1998 to 2007. Julio Moura was Executive Vice President of Grupo Schindler, in Switzerland, from 1992 to 1997 and member of the Board of Directors of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, in Geneva, from 2000 to 2010.

Mr. Moura holds a Master degree from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and an Engineering Degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich)

Mario Valcarce Durán , ,

Mario Valcarce Durán holds a BSc in Business Administration & Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. He was CEO of Enersis S.A. from 2003 to 2006 and assumed the presidency of Endesa S.A. from 2006 to 2009. He is currently a member of the boards of Grupo Costanera SpA, Energía de la Patagonia and Aysén S.A., Empresas Navieras S.A., Besalco S.A. and Transelec S.A., since 2010.

Alejandro Pérez Rodríguez , ,

He has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2019. Mr. Pérez has been a Director of several companies including Soprole S.A., Puerto Lirquen S.A., subsidiaries of Celulosa Arauco S.A., Empresas Copec and Clinica Los Andes de Puerto Montt. Mr. Pérez holds a degree in Civil Industrial Engineering from the University of Chile and an MSc in Economics from the University of Chicago .

Jorge Pérez Alati , ,

He has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2019. Mr. Peréz Alati is the founding partner of the Perez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen Law Firm and currently leads the Mergers and Acquisitions area. Mr. Perez Alati has a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina and an MSc in Law from Columbia University. Additionally, he has participated in the "Academy of American and International Law" of the Southwestern Legal Foundation in Dallas.

Stefan Krause Niclas , ,

He has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2020. Mr. Krause was Cencosud´s Chief Project Officer between 2013 and 2015. Mr. Krause holds a BSc in Business Administration & Economics from the University of Concepción. He has previously served as CEO of Jumbo (1983-2003), both in Argentina (1983-2003) and Chile (1995-2003), as well as Jumbo Retail Argentina (2006 to 2009). He was on the boards of several Cencosud subsidiaries in Argentina, Colombia and Chile.

Felipe Larraín Bascuñán , ,