Pablo Isla

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Pablo Isla
Born (1964-01-22) January 22, 1964 (age 54)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Alma mater Complutense University
Occupation Chairman and CEO of Inditex
Years active 1988-present

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.

He graduated with a Law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1987 being the first in his year and the best grade of the squade until the date.[1][2]


From 1992 to 1996 he was Director of Legal Services for Banco Popular Español.[3] In 1996, he left that position and became the General Manager of the National heritage department of the Treasury. In 1998, he rejoined Banco Popular Español as General Secretary. From 2000 to 2005, he was chairman of Altadis group.[4][5] Isla was named CEO and deputy chairman of Inditex in 2005 and was named chairman of the company in 2011.[6]

Under Isla, Inditex committed to eliminate the release of all hazardous chemicals from production and products by 2020.[7][8][9] Isla has also committed the company to adopt an eco-efficient store model that can reduce emissions by 30 percent and water consumption by 50% by 2020.[10]

Inditex has 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.[11]

In 2017 Pablo Isla was recognized as the Best-Performing CEOs in the World's list by Harvard Business Review[12] (up from 3rd position in 2015 [13] and 14th in 2014 [14]). Likewise, from 2012-2013, Isla was listed on Barron's list of World's Best CEOs.[15][16]

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  1. ^ "Pablo Isla, a broad curriculum to succeed Amancio Ortega at the helm of Inditex". El Mundo. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Industria de Diseno Textil S.A. Key People". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Executive Profile Pablo Isla Alvarez De Tejera". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Telofonica Professional Profile" (PDF). Telefonica. 10 May 2007. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Board Members". Inditex. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Pablo Isla Alvarez de Tejera Biography". Business of Fashion. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Murray, James (30 November 2012). "Zara Commits to Detox after Greenpeace Dressing Down". Business Green. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sustainable Inditex 2011-2015". Inditex. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Dumaine, Brian (24 June 2014). "Is Apple "Greener" Than Starbucks?". Fortune. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Inditex Adaptará Todas sus Tiendas de China al Modelo Ecoeficiente". El Pais. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  11. ^ Neumann, Jeannette; Garcia, Ana (9 March 2016). "Zara Parent Inditex Slows Store Expansion as Online Sales Grow". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "The Best-Performing CEOs in the World 2017". Harvard Business Review. October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  13. ^ "The Best-Performing CEOs in the World". Harvard Business Review. November 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "The Best-Performing CEOs in the World". Harvard Business Review. November 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  15. ^ Buck, Jonathan (24 March 2012). "Profiles of the World's Best CEOs". Barron's. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  16. ^ Bary, Andrew (25 March 2013). "World's Best CEOs". Barron's. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 

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