The former head of the Retail commercial area will manage all the company’s business units -transport of purchases and visual merchandising under the Shop&Roll brand and products for the hotel and catering industry, under the Araven brand- and will support the Group’s president in his executive functions.
(Thursday, 2 November 2023) – Araven Group, a leading company in professional products for the Horeca and Retail sector with its Araven and Shop&Roll brands, has reinforced its top management with the appointment of Javier Layús (Zaragoza, 1970) as the new CEO.
Layús will head all functional areas, and will therefore be responsible for all business lines and corporate functions, reinforcing and supporting the Group’s president in his executive functions.
The new general manager has been leading the international commercial area of the Retail Business Unit for more than 13 years. For the last three years, he has also managed the commercial integration of Araven Group, coordinating the expansion plan and visibility of the Shop&Roll brand around the world. With a degree in Law from the University of Zaragoza, he is also a lecturer in the international negotiation module of Foreign Trade at this university.
Javier Layús has played a key role in the international expansion of Araven Group, which currently represents 54% of total production, with a presence in 87 countries on five continents. Internationalisation, together with innovation and sustainability,