Presidente Grupo Nutresa
Mr. Carlos Ignacio Gallego Palacio has been Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Nutresa SA since April 1, 2014 and serves as its President. Mr. Palacio served as President of Chocolate Business at Grupo Nutresa SA and served as its Vice President of Grupo Nutresa South Strategic Region since 2013. Mr. Palacio served as President of Servicios Nutresa and Managing Director of Fundación Nutresa of Grupo Nutresa SA an served as its General Director from 2006 to 2013. Mr. Palacio served as Chief Executive Officer of Servicios Nacional de Chocolates S A at Grupo Nutresa SA. Mr. Palacio served as the President of Servicios Nacional de Chocolates S A S of Grupo Nacional de Chocolates SA. He served as Factory Administrator of Rionegro Plant at Compañía Nacional de Chocolates S. A. since 1992; Plant Manager of Rionegro Plant at Compañía Nacional de Chocolates S. A. from 1992 to 1996. He served as Production Division Director at Compañía Nacional de Chocolates S. A. from 1996 to 2004. He served as Industrial Vice President at Compañía Nacional de Chocolates S. A. 2004 to 2007. He served as Supervision Assistant at VIDA S. A., from 1986 to 1987. He served as Supervisory Engineer at VIDA S. A. since 1987. He served as Project Manager of VIDA S. A., from 1987 to 1991. He served as Technical Planning Engineer at Compañía Nacional de Chocolates S. A. since 1991. He served as Head of Production; Rionegro Plant at Compañía Nacional de Chocolates S. A. from 1991 to 1992. He has been Chairman of Grupo Nutresa Chocolate Business since 2013. He served as Chairman of Servicios Nutresa S.A.S from 2006 to 2013. Mr. Palacio served as the Chairman and Director of the GNCH Foundation of Grupo Nacional de Chocolates SA. He serves as an Independent Director of Grupo Argos S.A. He serves as Director of Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana S.A. He serves as a Director of Suramericana de Seguros de Vida S.A.; Suramericana de Seguros Generales S.A.; Tres Montes Lucchetti (Chile); Compañía Nacional de Chocolates DCR S.A. (Costa Rica); Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe (in representation of the Governor of Antioquia); Instituto Tecnológico Pascual Bravo (in representation of the private sector); Corporación Pueblo de los Niños; Corporación San Pablo; Centro de Fe y Culturas and Universidad Católica de Oriente. He served as a Director of Proleche S. A.; Corporación Empresarial del Oriente, Técnicas Certificación, ICONTEC) Directive Council; Corporación Unidad de Conocimiento; Fundación Cremhelado; Ábaco Food Bank Network in Colombia; Corporación Antioquia Presente; Corporación Conexión Colombia; Corporación Autónoma Regional Rionegro – Nare – CORNARE. He served as a Director of Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification (Instituto Colombiano de Normas). He is a Member of the Colombian Association of Industrialists (ANDI) Confectionery and Chocolate Committee. His distinctions includes Andrés Bello Award as a Distinguished High School Gradate, from the Colombian Ministry of Education and ICFES in 1981; Honors Tuition, Semesters 83/1, 84/1, 84/2, 85/3; EAFIT University; and Professional Excellence Award from the EAFIT University in 1999. He got San Jorge Medal from the Colombian Armed Forces, for services to the institution. He attended at Group Study Exchange (Gse), Rotary International Foundation; Orlando, Florida in 1995. He completed Supply Chain Management and Strategy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT);Cambridge Massachusetts, 2004. He completed IT for New Business Value from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Viña del Mar, Chile in 2008. He completed Industrial Safety and Risk Management at Munich RE; Munich, Germany in 2009. He completed Kellogg On Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Evanston Illinois in 2009. He completed Insights In Development Thinking course at Center for International Development from the Harvard University; Cambridge Massachusetts in 2010. He attended CEOS’ Management Program at Kellogg School of Management from the Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois in 2012. He is a High School Graduate froem Liceo Camilo Torres, Medellín, Colombia in 1981, Civil Engineering from EAFIT University, Medellín, Colombia in 1987 and an MBA from EAFIT University, Medellín, Colombia in 1990. He completed Internship at EAFIT University from 1984 to 1985. He completed Internship at School of Engineering of Antioquia in 1985.