Chief Data Officer

Javier Hidalgo

✓ Senior Manager in the Data Driven andDigitalTransformation world, having fun with Big Data,DataScience/Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and BI/Visualization to help people and businesses. Working closely with business champions and leading data engineers, scientists, BI, Analytics, SAP, deliver value in a fast paced Agile environment. Member of Chief Data Officer Club

Current Role

  • Company Name: Leroy Merlin
  • Job Title: Chief Data Officer
  • Start Date: May 2022
  • Company Industry: Retail
  • Location: Greater Madrid Metropolitan Area

Leroy Merlin is a major player in the global DIY market. As the founding company of GROUPE ADEO, Leroy Merlin offers products and solutions for DIY, decoration, construction and gardening. Leroy Merlin is present in 12 countries, with 100 000 co-workers and 400 stores. In 2015 we achieved turnover of more than €15 billion. At Leroy Merlin, we believe that people are the central resource of any business. This commitment has allowed us to be regularly reward by the “Great Place to Work” Institute in different countries. Leroy Merlin as part of GROUPE ADEO is built upon 7 common values: honesty, generosity, mutual respect, closeness, simplicity, consistency and a sense of performance. Team work, initiative and entrepreneurship, as well as passion for people and products, are deeply rooted in our culture. Social and Environmental Responsibility is today our irreversible commitment.


Previous Company:

  • Company Name:  CEPSA
  • Job Title:  Head of Data & Advanced Analytics
  • Start Date: May 2018