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Íñigo Meirás, appointed CEO of Logista, will direct the new phase of the leading distribution company in Southern Europe

19/12/2019

• Francisco Pastrana, Managing Director of the Group, will report to the CEO 
• María Echenique appointed as General Secretary and Board Secretary  

Madrid, 19 December 2019: Today, Logista’s Board of Directors has appointed Íñigo Meirás as CEO, as part of a reorganization of the Company’s leadership team, which was approved following the passing of the previous CEO, Luis Egido. 

Íñigo Meirás, 56, is a Law Graduate from Madrid’s Complutense University, obtained an MBA from the IE and has been the CEO of Ferrovial for the past 10 years. Prior to this, he headed Cintra’s Highways Division after joining Ferrovial in 1992. He was subsequently appointed General Manager for Services, CEO of Ferrovial Airports and General Manager of Ferrovial Group. As CEO of the Group, he successfully headed the Company’s international expansion and diversification process.  

Francisco Pastrana, Managing Director of the Group, will report to the CEO. 

During today’s meeting, the Board has also appointed María Echenique as General Secretary and Board Secretary, after accepting the resignation of Rafael de Juan, who had occupied the position of Secretary Director for the past 20 years. Echenique is a Law Graduate from Madrid’s Complutense University, obtained a Diploma in English Law from Kent University and, until she joined Logista, was Vice Secretary of the Board at Naturgy, after nearly 10 years working for the Company’s Legal Services Department. Previously, Echenique occupied various positions at the State’s General Administration, including Technical Advisor for the Ministry of Economy and Finance and Advisor for the Ministry of Science and Technology. 

“Íñigo Meirás will bring extensive experience in diversification and internationalisation, two key aspects for the new phase that Logista Group is embarking upon» highlighted Gregorio Marañón, Chairman of Logista. «We are very pleased that he will be joining Logista’s project, given his proven ability to create sustainable value» added Marañón. «On behalf of the Board, I wish to express our heartfelt thanks to Rafael de Juan for his contribution and dedication during his long time at the company and wish him all the best in this new stage of life» concluded the Chairman of Logista. 

Logista is the leading distributor in Southern Europe. It regularly serves over 300,000 points of sale in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Poland, and facilitates the best and fastest market access for a wide range of convenience products, electronic recharges, pharmaceuticals, books, publications, tobacco and lottery products, among others. Logista has a team of highly qualified professionals comprised by 5,900 direct employees and over 15,000 collaborators, focused on providing the most efficient service to its clients and adapting to their needs.  

For more information: Adriana Díaz (609 644 629 / Adriana.Diaz@hkstrategies.com), Lucía Haro (608 518 538 / lucia.haro@hkstrategies.com)​

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