Alantra Private Equity further enhances its operational capabilities with the appointments of Ana Rivero and Juan Lorenzo de Navascués as new Operating Partners specialized in ESG and Operations
Date 28 November 2023
Type Press Releases
- Previously, Ana Rivero was Global Head of ESG at Santander Asset Management, and Juan Lorenzo de Navascués was Global President of the Operations Steering Committee and Spain Country Head at SaarGummi Group, a leading automotive multinational
- With the additions, Alantra Private Equity has a total of four Operating Partners specialized in different areas to drive portfolio company performance and provide long-term value
Madrid – Ana Rivero and Juan Lorenzo de Navascués join Alantra Private Equity as Operating Partners to support the Firm’s portfolio companies with ESG and Operations expertise.
Ana Rivero will focus on defining, implementing, and monitoring ESG policies and strategic initiatives of both Alantra Private Equity and its portfolio companies. Juan Lorenzo de Navascués, in turn, will support management teams in implementing operational transformation projects, optimizing the supply chain, and improving production organization and efficiency.
Ana Rivero brings more than 30 years’ experience in the ESG practice, having previously worked as Global Head of ESG at Santander Asset Management, and as Sustainable Investments Director at Santander Wealth Management & Insurance.
Juan Lorenzo de Navascués has over 30 years of experience in the industrials sector, with a particular focus on the automotive industry. Most recently, he served as the Global President of the Operations Steering Committee and as the Spain Country Head of SaarGummi Group, which comprises 17 production plants and employs 6,000 people worldwide. Before that, he held positions at Eaton Aeroquip and Nissan, among others.
The new Operating Partners will support the team in identifying and analyzing new investment opportunities. While Juan Lorenzo de Navascués will focus on Industrial Tech, a key vertical for Alantra Private Equity, as demonstrated by the four investments made through Alantra PEF III in Hiperbaric, Salto, ROQ and MD Moldes, Ana Rivero will leverage her extensive experience in the ESG space, a cornerstone of Alantra Private Equity’s investment strategy, which is implemented in 100% of Alantra Private Equity’s portfolio companies.
Ana Rivero and Juan Lorenzo de Navascués will join the other two Operating Partners Chema Fernandez (Technology and Digital Transformation) and Daniel Ibarzabal (Strategy, Sales & Marketing) to support Alantra Private Equity’s portfolio companies with their growth.