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IRI Appoints José Carlos González-Hurtado as President of International

  IRI Appoints José Carlos González-Hurtado as President of International

Brings 25+ Years of International Retail and Manufacturing Experience to IRI;
Will Drive Growth, Innovation and Collaboration across IRI’s International
Markets

Business Wire

CHICAGO & BRACKNELL, England -- June 18, 2014

Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), the global leader in innovative solutions
and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies,
announced today that José Carlos González-Hurtado has joined the company as
president of International.

IRI Appoints Jose Carlos Gonzalez-Hurtado as President of International
(Photo: Business Wire)

IRI Appoints Jose Carlos Gonzalez-Hurtado as President of International
(Photo: Business Wire)

González-Hurtado will be responsible for the strategy and execution of all IRI
services in international markets, including Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia,
South Africa, and New Zealand. He will be an integral force in creating
growth, driving innovation and spurring collaboration across the regions.

“José Carlos has extremely robust consumer business expertise, with experience
in both the manufacturer and retail arenas,” says IRI President and Chief
Executive Officer Andrew Appel. “We look forward to the unique expertise he
can bring to our international clients, having a full range experience in the
commercial side of their business, extending from marketing and e-commerce to
the supply chain and innovation.”

Before IRI, González-Hurtado was group chief commercial officer and member of
the executive board at Carrefour Group, the second largest retailer globally.
In this role, he was responsible for the marketing, e-commerce, commercial and
supply chain functions and led Carrefour’s private label program, an over $15
billion business globally. Under his leadership, market share and gross margin
grew significantly, and Carrefour became the leading food retailer in
e-commerce with over 30 percent annual growth globally.

Prior to his tenure with Carrefour, González-Hurtado spent more than two
decades at Procter & Gamble in various roles, including vice president and
officer leading some of the major local, regional and global-level Procter &
Gamble businesses in developed and emerging regions, achieving record business
and profit growth across the board. He was professor of marketing planning and
management at ICADE, Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid for several
years and is an active and recognized lecturer on marketing and business
leadership for numerous universities and international forums, including
Kellogg-Recanati MBA School in Tel Aviv, the World Retail Congress in Berlin,
Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Góndola Retail Fair in Colombia.

González-Hurtado is currently based in Paris and has worked and lived in
Spain, Brazil, the United States, Greece, Switzerland, Israel, Colombia, Peru,
Russia, the Ukraine, Germany and France.

“IRI’s rapid international growth and strong focus on global expansion present
a unique challenge well-suited to my experience,” says González-Hurtado. “I
look forward to optimizing IRI’s international assets for superior client
growth and expanding into the next emerging geographies important to our
client base.”

González-Hurtado holds master’s equivalent degrees in law and in business
administration from ICADE in Madrid, Spain. He was recognized as one of the
Top 100 Global Board Candidates by Agenda magazine, a service of the Financial
Times, in 2011, elected board member of the American Chamber of Commerce and
the European Business Association, served as president of the Consumer Goods
Association in the Ukraine from 2004 to 2006, and was named the most
successful manager of the year in Israel in 2003 by the most widely
distributed newspaper in the country, Yediot, in September 2003 as well as one
of the top 10 managers in Israel by the business magazine The Marker in July
2003.

About IRI

IRI is a leader in delivering powerful market and shopper information,
predictive analysis and the foresight that leads to action. We go beyond the
data to ignite extraordinary growth for our clients in the CPG, retail and
over-the-counter healthcare industries by pinpointing what matters and
illuminating how it can impact their businesses across sales and marketing.

Move your business forward at iriworldwide.com.

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IRI
John McIndoe, +1 312.474.3862
John.McIndoe@IRIworldwide.com
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Shelley Hughes, +1 312.474.3675
Shelley.Hughes@IRIworldwide.com
 
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