| Pablo Isla |
|Alma mater||Complutense University of Madrid|
|Member of||European Round Table of Industrialists, Nestlé|
Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera (born 22 January 1964) is a Spanish businessman and a State lawyer. He is the current chairman and CEO of Inditex, a large Spanish corporation and the world's largest fashion group.
Early life and education
From 1992 to 1996 Isla was Director of Legal Services for Banco Popular Español. In 1996, he left that position and became the General Manager of the General Directorate of State Assets at department of the Treasury, at a time when the state tobacco and state telephone companies (Tabacalera,Telefónica) were under it.
In 1998, he rejoined Banco Popular Español as General Secretary.
In April 2002 he was appointed independent director of Telefónica, a company of which he had already been a director representing the State in 1996.
Inditex expanded from 2,692 stores in 2005, to 7,013 stores at the end of 2015 under Isla's leadership. During the same period, he is also credited with leading the company's online expansion.
On June 12, 2020, Inditex announced its plans to shut down between 1,000 and 1,200 brick-and-mortars Zara stores over the next two years and divert resources into online sales strategies.
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/2013||6 June 2013||9 June 2013||Watford|
|The 2013 Bilderberg group meeting.|