Horst Paulmann Kemna, Chilean
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Horst Paulmann Kemna is president and chairman of the board of Cencosud S.A., one of the largest retailers in Latin America, with holdings in supermarkets, home centers, department stores, shopping centers, real estate development, and financial services. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his business achievements. Recent honors include Chile’s Diego Portales Award for Outstanding Businessman, the ICARE Award to the Best Businessman of the Year, the Fortuna Award for Businessman of the Year in the retail category, and the ASA Savaldor D’Anna Award to the Best Businessman of the Year. In 2004, Argentina’s President Nestor Kirchner awarded him the “Orden de Mayo en su Grado de Comendador,” one of the highest awards given to businessmen, for his outstanding achievements in Argentina. In 2006, the Chilean Senate voted to award Mr. Paulmann Chilean nationality in recognition of his valuable contributions to the Chilean economy.