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Alain Caparros

CEO of REWE Group

Alain Caparros, born in September of 1956 in Tiaret, has been the CEO of REWE-Group since 12 December 2006.

Alain Caparros has been a member of the Management Board of REWE-Zentral AG and REWE-Zentralfinanz eG, Cologne, since April 2005. Already on 1 September 2006, he was named spokesman of the Management Board of REWE Group. After completing his business studies in Saarbrücken and Metz, the native Frenchman began his career in 1981 at the cosmetics firm Yves Rocher, for which he served in various positions in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. He became the vice president in Paris in charge of the group's national and international strategy and development beginning in 1991. In 1994, Mr. Caparros moved to the European discount store market leader Aldi, where he became the general director for Aldi France. In 1991, he was named the CEO of Aldis Service Plus ASP, where he was in charge of this leader on the French market for providing restaurant supplies.

Beginning in 2000, this trade expert was also a member of senior management for the Bon appetit Group in Switzerland, then an ASP shareholder, where he managed pickup and delivery wholesale for the restaurant and catering business. In 2003 he became the CEO of the stock exchange-listed company, the third largest food trader on the Swiss market, whose majority share was acquired by REWE Group in mid 2003. Mr. Caparros has been a member of REWE Group senior management in Cologne since 1 July 2004.

As CEO of REWE Group Alain Caparros is in charge of Full-range International, Corporate Development & Controlling, Corporate Responsibility and Marketing, Public Affairs, Executive Development, HR/HR Development, Legal Affairs and Governance/Compliance and Corporate Communication, Legal Entity and Cooperative.