Name Eloy Quiñones Company Metro AG
Job Title QA Director Fresh and Frozen Country Spain
Team Retailer


QA Director Fresh and Frozen

Membership Category

Retailer/ Food Service

Eloy's Statement

I want to make GLOBALG.A.P. interesting for HoReCa, making them understand how important it could be as a differentiation factor for their daily business.

Professional & Educational Background

Eloy has a veterinary degree (food science) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) and has developed his career in different roles as QA auditor, QA Advisor, Purchasing Manager and QA Manager/Director either on retailing or manufacturing companies.
Eloy started his career as QA Auditor in the early 90`s and helped to bring about the food safety change as QA Auditor and Advisor in Spain (third party auditor for Auchan). In his own words “that was the best education I ever had”. After five years he moved to another company (Food Lab) to continue his career but after a few months he was recruited for a challenging project. Royal Ahold took over one of the most relevant Spanish supermarket companies and wanted to develope their own brand. Eloy contributed working on the brand definition and setting up the rules for the Own Brand products. Five years later Pepsi bottling Group asked him to join them as Raw Materials Purchasing Manager.

After three years he decided to move to Quality again joining Makro Spain (Metro) as QA manager; as wholesale companies have different legal frame than supermarkets specially in food safety regulations that was also interesting and challenging. In Makro Spain he implemented successfully QA projects as QC platforms checks and follow up, risk assessment, suppliers awarding, and traceability.
Finally four years ago he was requested to join Global Quality Assurance department as QA Director with direct responsibilities in countries of southern Europe, International Trading Offices and Fresh and Frozen common sourced products.

Other affiliations relevant to candidacy

I don´t have any experience as board member but I have been working as Purchasing manager in PepsiCo for 3 years.