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IRI Appoints José Carlos González-Hurtado as President of International
|By Business Wire
|June 18, 2014 07:00 AM EDT
Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), the global leader in innovative
solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter
healthcare companies, announced today that José Carlos González-Hurtado
has joined the company as president of International.
IRI Appoints Jose Carlos Gonzalez-Hurtado as President of International (Photo: Business Wire)
González-Hurtado will be responsible for the strategy and execution of
all IRI services in international markets, including Europe, Asia
Pacific, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. He will be an
integral force in creating growth, driving innovation and spurring
collaboration across the regions.
“José Carlos has extremely robust consumer business expertise, with
experience in both the manufacturer and retail arenas,” says IRI
President and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Appel. “We look forward to
the unique expertise he can bring to our international clients, having a
full range experience in the commercial side of their business,
extending from marketing and e-commerce to the supply chain and
Before IRI, González-Hurtado was group chief commercial officer and
member of the executive board at Carrefour Group, the second largest
retailer globally. In this role, he was responsible for the marketing,
e-commerce, commercial and supply chain functions and led Carrefour’s
private label program, an over $15 billion business globally. Under his
leadership, market share and gross margin grew significantly, and
Carrefour became the leading food retailer in e-commerce with over 30
percent annual growth globally.
Prior to his tenure with Carrefour, González-Hurtado spent more than two
decades at Procter & Gamble in various roles, including vice president
and officer leading some of the major local, regional and global-level
Procter & Gamble businesses in developed and emerging regions, achieving
record business and profit growth across the board. He was professor of
marketing planning and management at ICADE, Comillas Pontifical
University in Madrid for several years and is an active and recognized
lecturer on marketing and business leadership for numerous universities
and international forums, including Kellogg-Recanati MBA School in Tel
Aviv, the World Retail Congress in Berlin, Hebrew University in
Jerusalem and Góndola Retail Fair in Colombia.
González-Hurtado is currently based in Paris and has worked and lived in
Spain, Brazil, the United States, Greece, Switzerland, Israel, Colombia,
Peru, Russia, the Ukraine, Germany and France.
“IRI’s rapid international growth and strong focus on global expansion
present a unique challenge well-suited to my experience,” says
González-Hurtado. “I look forward to optimizing IRI’s international
assets for superior client growth and expanding into the next emerging
geographies important to our client base.”
González-Hurtado holds master’s equivalent degrees in law and in
business administration from ICADE in Madrid, Spain. He was recognized
as one of the Top 100 Global Board Candidates by Agenda magazine,
a service of the Financial Times, in 2011, elected board member
of the American Chamber of Commerce and the European Business
Association, served as president of the Consumer Goods Association in
the Ukraine from 2004 to 2006, and was named the most successful manager
of the year in Israel in 2003 by the most widely distributed newspaper
in the country, Yediot, in September 2003 as well as one of the
top 10 managers in Israel by the business magazine The Marker in
IRI is a leader in delivering powerful market and shopper information,
predictive analysis and the foresight that leads to action. We go beyond
the data to ignite extraordinary growth for our clients in the CPG,
retail and over-the-counter healthcare industries by pinpointing what
matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses across sales
Move your business forward at iriworldwide.com.
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