Pablo Isla Alvarez de tejera

Global Senior Advisor



Pablo Isla is a Global Senior Advisor at General Atlantic and provides strategic support and counsel to General Atlantic’s global Consumer and Technology investment teams and portfolio companies, with a focus on digital enablement. He also serves on the Advisory Board for BeyondNetZero, General Atlantic’s climate growth equity venture.

Mr. Isla joins General Atlantic following a distinguished career at Inditex Group, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers comprising brands including Zara, Massimo Dutti and Bershka, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2011, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to 2019, and after that, as Executive Chairman until March 31, 2022. Under his stewardship, Inditex became a global leader in digital transformation and sustainability. Mr. Isla oversaw the adoption of a wholly integrated model underpinned by data, which enabled Inditex to coordinate a single global inventory and leverage cutting-edge tracking technology to evolve the experience for end users and stakeholders along each step of the supply chain.

Prior to his leadership tenure at Inditex, Mr. Isla served as Co-Executive Chairman of Altadis Group, a Franco-Spanish multinational, and before that was Group General Counsel at Banco Popular, following a previous stint at the financialservices firm earlier in his career from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Isla has served as a Director on Nestlé’s Board of Directors since 2018. He also serves as Chairman of the International Advisory Board at IE University and as a director on several foundation and institutional boards, including the Prado Museum and the Fundación La Caixa. Pablo graduated with a Law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid and joined the State Lawyers Corps in 1989.  Mr. Isla was named the best performing CEO in the world by the Harvard Business Review in 2017 and 2018.

Current Board Affiliations

Nestlé, S.A, Board Member
IE University, Chairman of the International Advisory Board

Historical Board Affiliations

Telefónica, S.A, Board Member
Inditex S.A, Executive Chairman


Complutense University of Madrid, Law Degree

Community Involvement

La Caixa Foundation, Board of Trustees
Amancio Ortega Foundation, Board of Trustees
Prado Museum, Board of Trustees
Foundation for drug addiction support (F.A.D), Board of Trustees

Senior Advisors are independent contractors that are advisors to General Atlantic and its portfolio companies. They are not employees nor affiliates of General Atlantic entities.

Advisory Directors are former Managing Directors who have retired under General Atlantic’s retirement policy.