Justo Frías – Founder, Principal and Member –
Mr. Frías was previously President and CEO of Gigante USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mexican retailer Grupo Gigante S.A. de C.V. He initiated and led the expansion of Gigante retail grocery operations in the Los Angeles area. Until 1998, Mr. Frías was Chief Operating Officer of Grupo Gigante S.A. de C.V. where he was responsible for managing all aspects of Gigante’s 220 retail store operations, including corporate functions such as real estate and human resources.
Prior to Gigante, Mr. Frías started his own retail chain in Washington and Oregon, which he subsequently sold. He began his career at Safeway, where he rose to the level of Country President of Saudi Arabia and Jordan. His responsibilities included initiating operations in those countries and developing relationships with local owners and suppliers.
He attended the University of Maryland, where he concentrated in Aerospace Engineering. Mr Frias will be based in Nexos’ Los Angeles office.