Graduated in Economics and MBA at ICADE in 1993, Ignacio Sanchez Villares joined Leroy Merlin Spain in 1993. Since then, he has always assumed positions of increasing responsibility within the group. He started as Management Controller for later occupying the same position for the center region and then becoming the Director of Alcorcón (Madrid) store.
From 2004 to 2009 Sanchez Villares became General Director of AKI Portugal (Company that also belongs to Group ADEO, like Leroy Merlin), before that he had also worked as Regional Director of the central, southern and northern regions of Leroy Merlin Spain during 4 years. Since 2009 he is the General Director of Leroy Merlin Spain.