Executive appointments: Grupo ALTO

Juan Cristóbal Palacios, a trained naval electronic engineer from the Academia Politécnica Naval and with a PADE qualification from the ESE Business School of the Universidad de Los Andes, has been appointed Country Manager of Grupo ALTO. He began his time at the company in 2013 as Head of the Evasion Unit of ALTO in which he was responsible for reducing fraud in the public transportation system. In 2014, he became Head of Inmune, a company specializing in reducing fraud in the health sector and promoting the correct use of sick leave in the private sector, with the aim of lowering absenteeism in the workplace. As Country Manager of Grupo ALTO, Juan Cristóbal will work to strengthen the different units of the group. In the case of ALTO, which is the primary business unit, he will focus on the prevention and reduction of equity losses, and the unique management model of the holding based on information intelligence, intelligent prosecutions and dissuasive communication. Currently, this model is applied across a range of diverse sectors including retail, logistics, transportation, forestry, telephone, industry and basic service companies, thereby traversing the borders of Chile.