Factbox: Fashion, family and horses – Inditex heiress takes the reins

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Marta Ortega, daughter of Inditex founder Amancio Ortega, reacts during the International Horse Show 2016 in Gijon, Spain on August 25, 2016. REUTERS / Eloy Alonso

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MADRID, November 30 (Reuters) – Next year Marta Ortega will take the reins of the Inditex fashion retail empire, the Spanish company founded by his father Amancio Ortega and which made him one of the most successful men. richest people in the world. Read more

The 37-year-old will take over the presidency of the group working with a new chief executive, the last step in passing the baton on to a new generation of leaders who started ten years ago, said brand owner Zara.

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* Amancio Ortega’s youngest daughter started working with the group 15 years ago stacking shelves in Inditex’s Bershka store in central London.

* She graduated from the European Business School in London. She previously studied in La Coruña in northern Spain, where her family is from, as well as in Switzerland.

* As President, Ortega will continue to oversee Zara’s image and fashion, her current responsibilities after working in different international and commercial fields.

Under his leadership, Zara developed campaigns with the most renowned designers in the industry, such as Steven Meisel, Fabien Baron, Karl Templer and Luca Guadagnino.

* Ortega is also known for her passion for horseback riding and has participated in show jumping events.

However, she is far from being a flash-loving influencer, keeping her Instagram profile private with just 1,329 followers. Married a second time and mother of two children, she is very discreet about her personal life, in agreement with the other members of the family.

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Reporting by Corina Pons Editing by Keith Weir

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