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Pedro Soares dos Santos

Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO

Pedro Soares dos Santos was born in 1960.

He began his professional career at the Jerónimo Martins Group in 1983, as a purchasing assistant in the Perishables area of Pingo Doce, later joining the Operations Department, as Store Manager.

In 1985, he worked in the Sales and Marketing areas of Iglo/Olá (currently Unilever Fima) and in 1990 he joined Recheio/Arminho, where he took on various roles including that of Operations Director. In 1995, he was appointed Managing Director of Recheio and elected as Director of Jerónimo Martins, SGPS, S.A.

In 1999, he became head of Operations in Poland and Brazil and in 2001 he also took over the Group’s Distribution in Portugal.

He was a member of the Executive Board of Jerónimo Martins and responsible for Distribution until 2009.

He has been CEO since April 2010 and also Chairman of the Board of Directors since December 18th 2013.