Alain Caparros, born in September of 1956 in Tiaret, has been the CEO of REWE-Group since 12 December 2006.Alain Caparros has been a member of the Management Board of REWE-Zentral AG and REWE-Zentralfinanz eG, Cologne, since April 2005. Already on 1 September 2006, he was named spokesman of the Management Board of REWE Group. After completing his business studies in Saarbrücken and Metz, the native Frenchman began his career in 1981 at the cosmetics firm Yves Rocher, for which he served in various positions in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. He became the vice president in Paris in charge of the group's national and international strategy and development beginning in 1991. In 1994, Mr. Caparros moved to the European discount store market leader Aldi, where he became the general director for Aldi France. In 1991, he was named the CEO of Aldis Service Plus ASP, where he was in charge of this leader on the French market for providing restaurant supplies.