Alantra Private Equity strengthens its team through the incorporation of Javier Pijoan and Chema Fernández as new Operating Partners specialized in Sales & Marketing and Digital Transformation
Date 26 April 2021
Type Alternative Asset Management
Madrid – Alantra Private Equity announces today the appointment of Javier Pijoan and Chema Fernández as new Operating Partners, specializing in Sales & Marketing, and Digital Transformation, respectively. in Sales & Marketing and Digital Transformation, respectively. The new Operating Partners will support the investment team in the management and monitoring of the portfolio companies, bringing extensive experience in Consumer and Food, in the case of Javier Pijoan, and Technology, in the case of Chema Fernandez.
Javier Pijoan has more than 25 years of experience in Consumer and Food, having developed his professional career in national and international groups such as Heineken, where he has been a member of the European Executive Committee, Bacardi Limited, where he has been General Manager of Iberia, and Carrefour Group, among others. Javier will support the management teams of Alantra Private Equity’s portfolio companies in the definition of the commercial strategy, in the implementation and monitoring of the distribution and sales processes and in the definition and execution of internationalization plans, a priority growth lever for Alantra Private Equity’s projects.
Chema Fernández has extensive experience in digitalization and technology projects for leading companies such as Openbank, Telefónica, Havas and El Corte Inglés, where he held the position of Chief Transformation Officer. Chema will support Alantra Private Equity’s portfolio companies in digital transformation projects, development of business lines based on e-commerce and development of technological infrastructures.
Additionally, Javier Pijoan and Chema Fernández will support the team in the origination and analysis of new investment opportunities. Javier Pijoan will focus on Consumer and Food, a key vertical for Alantra Private Equity, as demonstrated by the five investments made in the current fund, Alantra PEF III: Surexport, Frías Nutrición, Hiperbaric, Unión Martín and Monbake. On the other hand, Chema Fernández will bring his extensive experience in the technology sector to reinforce the investment activity in technology companies, another key vertical where Alantra Private Equity has already completed three investments through its current fund, Alantra PEF III: SALTO Systems, Health in Code and Grupo Ingenium Tecnología.