Pablo Isla (Madrid, 1964), graduate in Law of the Complutense University of Madrid and State Lawyer ranked number one in his class, held the position of Director of Legal Services at Banco Popular from 1992 to 1996, when he was appointed General Director of State Assets in the Finance Ministry. In 1998 he returned to Banco Popular Español as General Secretary and in 2000 he became Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of the Altadis Group.
In 2005, Pablo Isla joined the Inditex Group as CEO, and in 2011 he became Chairman and CEO of the company until March 2022. During this period, Inditex became a world leader in its sector and a benchmark in digital integration and sustainability.
Pablo Isla is also member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé, Global Senior Advisor at General Atlantic and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of IE University, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Museo del Prado, Madrid´s Teatro Real, La Caixa Foundation, among others.
Harvard Business Review has named him in 2017 and 2018 as the best CEO in the world.