“Our aim is for the Legal Department to play a role in the company’s processes in order to achieve specific and general objectives, securing the Group’s goals.”

Victor Ugalde
Commercial Legal Director

Victor Ugalde was born in Mexico City in 1971. He holds a degree in Law from the Universidad Iberoamericana, graduating in 1995.

Thanks to over 25 years of experience in the food, retail and real estate industries as an expert on legal and commercial affairs, in November 2017 Victor joined Grupo Sordo Madaleno as Commercial Legal Director.

With his skills in Negotiation and Leadership, Business Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance, he directs the Commercial Law department at GSM, where he specializes in the drafting and negotiation of contracts, the leasing of commercial premises and offices and the preparation of various types of contracts, such as for the purchase of works of art for the Art Gallery in Artz Pedregal.

He began his professional career in 1993 as legal assistant at Panamericana de Patentes y Marcas, a law firm specializing in Intellectual Property. He subsequently joined Sabritas in 1995 and for nine years was head of the legal department. He then became head of the legal department at Grupo Comercial Chedraui for a period of two years.

From 2006 to 2012 he worked as Legal Director for LATAM at Office Depot de México and was chair of the Government Relations Committee at the National Association of Department Stores and Supermarkets (ANTAD) for four years.

In 2012, he held the position of Legal Director, Real Estate Development and Chief Compliance Officer for two years at Office Max, and played a role in the consolidation of the company. Before joining GSM, he worked for Aliest Inmobiliaria, as Director General of the company.