Management

Jaime Soler , ,

Mr. Soler was named Chief Executive Officer effective as of January 1, 2015. Previously he was appointed as our Corporate Retail Managing Director from February 2014. Prior to his appointment as head of that division, Mr. Soler had worked as our Department Stores Managing Director since 2008, and successfully commanded the turnaround process for our Johnson acquisition in Chile. He received his degree in Commercial Engineering from the Universidad de Chile and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management.
Note: Mr. Soler presented his resignation effective as of September 30, 2018. In his place, the Board of Directors of Cencosud as appointed Mr. Andreas Gebhardt to assume the position as of October 1, 2018.

Rodrigo Larrain , ,

Mr. Larrain has been our Real Estate Managing Director since March 2013. He has a degree in civil engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business and also completed the school´s General Management program. Prior to joining Cencosud he worked as Chief Financial and Investment officer at Enjoy S.A. Mr. Larrain also has over 10 years of work experience in corporate and investment banking at Citigroup and BBVA.

Rodrigo Hetz , ,

Mr. Hetz has been our Human Resources Director since April 2011. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Chile and an MBA from the University of California—Berkeley. He also worked at McKinsey & Co. from 2006 to 2011, advising companies in different countries on strategy and organizational effectiveness. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Hetz worked at Citibank in Human Resources management roles including Senior HR generalists, compensation & benefits, M&A/Integration, and organizational development positions.

Bronislao Jandzio , ,

Mr. Jandzio has been our Audit Managing Director since 1998. Before joining Cencosud, he was the Regional Chief for the Global Accounting Department for the Deutsche Bank Group in Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. Jandzio has a Banklehre diploma from the German Banking Academy.

Antonio Ureta , ,

Mr. Ureta has been a member of Cencosud since 2002, performing in different positions within the Supermarket and Department Store divisions, including Chief Executive Officer at Eurofashion, Head for the Commercial Office in Shanghai among 2010 and June 2014, and CEO for the Chilean Home Improvement operation between July 2014 and March 2015. Since then, Mr. Ureta has been our Home Improvement Stores Managing Director. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and previous joining Cencosud worked in investment banking at IM trust.

Ricardo Bennett , ,

Mr. Bennett was appointed as our Department Store Managing Director in February 2014. He joined Cencosud in 2008 as Department Store Business Development Manager. Mr. Bennett holds a degree in civil engineering and an MBA from ESADE, Barcelona, Spain. Prior to joining Cencosud Mr. Bennett was a buyer at Falabella.

Patricio Rivas , ,

Mr. Rivas has been our Financial Retail Managing Director since 2011. Previously he served as our Corporate Risk Managing Director from 2010 to 2011. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Renato Fernández , ,

Mr. Fernandez has been our Corporate Affairs Manager since 2011 when he joined Cencosud. Prior to that, he served as Communications Director at Endesa Chile. He received his degree in Journalism from Universidad Gabriela Mistral.