Management

Andreas Gebhardt , ,

Andreas Gerbhart is our Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Before joining Cencosud, Mr. Gebhartd was employed in the electric utility sector for 25 years; commencing in 1992 at Eléctrica de Rio Mapio,a subsidary of Enersis. In 2006, Mr. Gerbhardt assumed the role of Corporate Commercial Officer at Chilectra (today Enel Distribución Chile) and later, in 2014, he was appointed CEO of Enel Distribución Chile. Andreas holds a Hydraulic Civil Engineer degree from the Universidad Catolica de Chile and executive training in Corporate Entrepreneurship, Leadership in Energy and Marketing from Babson Executive Education, Harvard Business School and Kellogg School of Management, respectively.

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 , ,

Antonio Ureta is currently Corporate Manager of the Supermarkets Division having assumed that role on October 1, 2018. He joined Cencosud in 2002 and over the years has undertaken many diverse roles throughout the Company. His first position was in the Supermarkets division. He then moved into the Department Store division as Manager of Development and Management Control. Subsequently he was appointed as Business Manager of Eurofashion.

In 2010, he assumed the General Manager position of the Commercial Office of Cencosud in China. After four years abroad, in July 2014, Mr. Ureta returned to Chile and took over the leadership of the Home Improvement Division, a position he held until his recent appointment. Antonio holds a Civil Engineering degree from the Universidad Católica de Chile.

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.

Eric Basset , ,

Eric Basset is currently Corporate Manager of the Home Improvement division in Argentina. He joined Cencosud in 1996 beginning his career at the Home Improvement division in Argentina. In 2007, Mr. Basset assumed the Commercial Manager position of Easy in Colombia and was part of the team that started the operations in that country. In 2009, he assumed the Business Manager position of Easy Colombia. In 2012, Mr. Basset became Business Manager of Supermarkets division in Colombia. Eric holds a law degree from the Buenos Aires University.