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.

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.

Carlos Mechetti , ,

Mr. Mechetti has been our General Counsel since 1999. He graduated from Universidad del Museo Social Argentino in 1993 and joined us in 1994 as counsel to our shopping center division in Argentina. Mr. Mechetti has taken different post graduate courses at UBA, UADE, CEMA and Harvard University.

Carlos Madina , ,

Mr. Madina has been part of Cencosud since March 1992 and developed his whole professional career at the Shopping Centers division. In 1996 he was appointed as Commercial Manager for Shopping Centers Argentina, in August 2002 was transferred to Chile as CEO for Shopping Centers Chile and went back to Argentina in October 2009 as CEO for the Argentine Shopping Centers division. Since March 2012, Carlos has been Regional Sales Manager in conjunction with his position in Argentina. In October 2015, after Rodrigo Larrain was designated as Corporate CFO, Mr. Madina was promoted and became the Regional Shopping Center’s Managing Director.

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.

Marcelo Reyes , ,

Mr. Reyes has been our Corporate Risk Managing Director since December 2011. He has previously served as Risk Director of Credit Card Business in Chile. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and earned an MBA degree from Tulane University, New Orleans, and from the Universidad de Chile.

Andrés Artigas , ,

Mr. Artigas has been our Chief Information Officer since 2011. Prior to this he was our Information Officer for our operations in Chile and in 2005 for our Department Store business. Prior to joining Cencosud he had worked as IT Manager for Principal Financial Group in Chile, IT and Marketing for British American Tobacco in Chile as well. Mr. Artigas has a degree in industrial engineering with a major in Computer sciences and electronics from Pontificia Universidad Catolica 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.