Former Managing Director Zara-Inditex
Jesús Vega has worked as Managing Director in Zara-Inditex, the biggest and fast-growth fashion retail Group. Responsible of ten different fashion brands (Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, …). He was responsable of Corporate Human Resources and Expansion.
Previously his professional career was developed in Hewlett-Packard and Banco Santander, working in this Company as Human Resources Managing Director for Spain, Latinoamerica and USA (based in Madrid and New York). Jesús Vega is a Law Degree (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and MBA (IESE Business School).
Now, he is the most international spanish speaker, working with the most prestigious companies and institutions (20 different countries in 4 different continents …). He is an independent advisor in several companies (Retail, fashion, Business strategy,…). Jesús is a blogger in Expansión, the most important economic newspaper in spanish. He is a visitant professor in IESE (Barcelona).
He is the writer of The Sensual Company, translated to 9 languages and published in more than 20 countries.
Industria de Diseño Textil, S.A. (Inditex) (/ˌɪndɪˈtɛks/, Spanish: [indiˈteks]; Textile Design Industries) is a Spanish multinational clothing company headquartered in Arteixo, Galicia. It is made up of almost a hundred companies dealing in activities related to textile design, production and distribution. Amancio Ortega, Spain’s richest man, and the world’s third richest man, is the founder and current largest shareholder. The current chairman of Inditex is Pablo Isla.
Inditex, the biggest fashion group in the world, operates over 6,200 stores worldwide and owns brands like Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius, Zara, Tempe and Uterqüe, and also a low-cost brand Lefties. The majority of its stores are corporate-owned; Franchises are only conceded in countries where corporate properties can not be foreign-owned (in some Middle Eastern countries, for example).
The group designs and manufactures almost everything by itself, and new designs are dispatched twice a week to Zara stores.
Most manufacturing is now in low labour cost countries, mainly in Morocco, China, and Turkey, although much production continues in Spain and Portugal, particularly for its Zara brand. In addition, Inditex has a factory for shoe design, production and distribution in the town of Elche, on the Spanish Mediterranean coast.