LEAD Spain Chapter Networking Event

Wednesday, 24th April 2019
EY, Calle de Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 65, Madrid


E&Y Spain hosted, for the first time, an event about driving diversity results in partnership with LEAD Network, the major European network on diversity and inclusion for CPG and Retail. The event took place in Madrid and brought together over 70 industry leaders to engage on topics of diversity from local and international companies.

The event was opened by the Executive Director for Retail and CPG, Macarena Gutierrez from EY together with the Executive Director of the LEAD Network, Sharon Jeske and the Chair of the Spanish Chapter Committee, Sara Oliva. They reinforced the need for driving results through our company and industry diversity programs

Sharon also shared an exciting update including the current performance of LEAD Network and our Spanish Chapter.



The first speaker was Loly Alejandro, Sr IT Manager for South West Europe in P&G, who shared her vision about the Digital disruption in the CPG sector in a very inspiring way, showing examples on how technology is changing the way we operate, communicate with our consumers and what the future might bring.



The next speaker was Patricia Benito, CDO for Openbank, who talked about her experience in the Digital / eCommerce space for retail and banking and showed us examples of how we can more successfully embrace digital change.

The closure came from two directors of EY, Daniela Orbea and Yaiza Goñi, both experts in the Retail and CPG industry, who shared their vision on the different ways to tackle the digital transformation, based on the risk that we want to take and the impact we are looking for.

With the annual LEAD Network event coming up to Madrid this fall, we got a presentation of the SCC chapter event from Julia Edler Pain, Sr. Manager, Business Development EMEA, Vertical Market Consumer/Retail at DB Schenker, and Chair of the LEAD Network Supply Chain Chapter. She welcomed everyone in Madrid to join us in November and enjoy the unique opportunity.

2019 has begun on a great note as theLEAD Network Spain Chapter has grown by 31% since Q4, 2018 and we have 500+ current members (and growing). We are also excited to announce our next Chapter Event hosted by Unilever in Barcelona. To read more and to register, click here. We are also proud to host the European LEAD Network event announced on November 18-19 2019 in Madrid. Program Overvoew and Registration here.