Fresh Market parent company Cencosud has appointed Rodrigo Larraín Kaplan as its next CEO, effective March 1. With this decision — reported today by the company to the Financial Market Commission (CMF) — concludes the recruitment process that took place during the last three months.
Kaplan is a civil industrial engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He completed an MBA at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in the United States and the General Manager Program at Harvard University.
His professional career spans more than 25 years, of which over 10 have been associated with the Cencosud group, first as CEO of the Shopping Centers Division for the Region and then as CFO of Cencosud S.A. In 2021 he returned to the group assuming the position of CEO of Cencosud Shopping S.A.
Renato Gutiérrez had been serving as interim CEO and will continue to do so until Kaplan assumes the role. Following the transition, Renato will resume his position as Cencosud’s corporate manager of management control.