Federico Braun, Argentinean
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Federico Braun is currently chairman of the board of the Sociedad Anónima Importadora y Exportadora de la Patagonia (SAIEP), the fourth largest retail company in the country, and the second biggest of Argentine origin. Often identified with its main brand, La Anónima supermarkets, SAIEP is an Argentine company principally engaged in operating supermarkets, minimarkets, and fast food stores, and in distributing retail products. Mr. Braun obtained a degree in industrial engineering at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1971 and served at SAIEP as Chief Coordinador (1978-1979), Manager and CEO (1979), and Vice President and Delegate Director (1979-1980) before being named chairman of the board in 1980. He is also the vice chairman of the Asociacion de Supermercados Unidos and Mayorista Net S.A., as well as a lifetime trustee of the Fundacion Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires. In addition, he serves as vice chairman of the board of directors of Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A.