Pilar is Chief Financial Officer at Melia Hotels International.
Pilar Dols holds a degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of the Balearic Islands. She joined the Meliá Hotels International team in 1985, and has spent her entire career with the company. Over these years she has held different domestic and international responsibilities in the Administration and Tax departments.
In 2007 she was named Senior Vice President of Corporate and Tax Management, actively participating in the creation of the Shared Services Center and contributing to the company's effective response to the worst ever financial crisis in the travel industry.
In April 2011, coinciding with a company reorganization and the launch of a profound process of cultural transformation, Pilar was named Executive Vice President of Hospitality Business Solutions (HBS), an area that included Administration, Tax, Personnel Management and IT services.
At the beginning of 2013 she was named Executive Vice President Finance & Administration after the merger of HBS and Finance. Since then she has led this area which includes such relevant functions as Management Control, Business Intelligence, Investor Relations, Finance, Insurance, Administration, Tax and IT. She has led a strict control of costs and investments to achieve the debt reduction targets defined by the company, launched the Business Intelligence department to improve analytical capacity, and driven greater transparency in investor relations and in the market in general.
In 2016 she was named Chief Financial Officer after the adjustments made by the Board of Directors to the structure and functions of the Senior Executive Team. Since 2015, Dols is also leading the company's digitalization project, which began with customer strategy and which is now working on ensuring that the project is applied to products and internal processes so that Meliá becomes a truly digitalized company. She is an invited participant in the Audit and Compliance Commission and leads the Investment Committee, a governing body that brings together all of the executives responsible for business and operational investments and risk management every quarter.
In addition to her extensive knowledge of finance and the hotel industry, Pilar Dols brings extensive experience in Meliá Hotels International and a deep understanding of its values and commitment to its stakeholders as a listed company with a solid family base.
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