Just Eat Spain has just announced a change at the top of the organisation chart. The Dutch company has appointed Íñigo Barea as general manager of its Spanish subsidiary, in an internal promotion that recognises his outstanding career in the company.
Barea, an aeronautical engineer by training, has been with Just Eat Takeaway since the beginning of 2020, where he has played a key role in the implementation of the logistics model in 80 Spanish cities, leading a team of more than 100 people and thousands of delivery drivers.
Under his leadership, the company has promoted the transformation of a logistics model based exclusively on contracting companies specialised in last-mile delivery. This has evolved into a hybrid contracting model that already has more than 2,000 delivery drivers hired on a permanent basis. In addition, he led the negotiations with the two most representative trade unions in Spain, UGT and CCOO, which resulted in the signing of the first company collective bargaining agreement in the sector announced last December 2021.
In his new position as General Manager, Barea replaces Patrik Bergareche, who has recently been appointed Senior Vice President for the Southern Europe, New Zealand and Australia region (within which the Spanish subsidiary is part of), and becomes part of the Global Executive Committee.
These promotions are the culmination of the reorganisation undertaken in recent weeks by the platform, which has recently appointed Paula Pascual as Commercial Director after having worked for the last year as Head of Sales Own Delivery, and Luis Couto as the new Financial Director.
Since its inception in 2010, Just Eat Spain has grown rapidly and currently has more than 28,000 partners connected on the platform, including more than 100 major restaurant brands, and has a presence in 2,800 municipalities, currently covering 95% of the national territory. With the recent development of the home delivery service, the company continues to innovate and adapt to the needs of its customers in an increasingly competitive market.