Grupo Nutresa CEO

Carlos Ignacio Gallego Palacio

Grupo Nutresa CEO

In Nutresa since 1991 / age: 51 years

Carlos Ignacio Gallego Palacio | Presidente Grupo Nutresa

With the support of a competent management team, I have the challenge to lead the formulation of corporate strategy and ensure that it is efficiently disclosed in the different companies, with a talented, committed team.

Our management philosophy recognizes that differences exist among the business units, and we encourage and promote their independent action, always within a framework of strategic coherence.

My main responsibility is to ensure the capabilities of Grupo Nutresa and identify risks and opportunities in the medium– and long–term, it is also to inspire, influence and guide decisions that lead the Organization to achieve its dreams.

I must ensure profitable growth that allows building a better world where sustainable development is for everyone.

Finally, among my priorities are building trust inside and outside the Organization, and strengthening the pillars of the business model: people, brands and distribution networks, in a framework of innovation and sustainable development.

Previous Experience

  • President, Chocolates Nutresa.
  • Vice President Southern Strategic Region.
  • President, Servicios Nutresa.
  • General Director, Fundación Nutresa.
  • Industrial Vice President, Compañía Nacional de Chocolates, S.A.
  • Director Production Division, Compañía Nacional
    de Chocolates, S.A.
  • Factory Manager, Compañía Nacional de Chocolates S.A.



  • Civil Engineer, EAFIT University.
  • Master in Business Administration, EAFIT University.