Board of Directors

General Information

NamePositionCategoryIndirect representationDate of appointment /renewal
Mr. Santiago Eguidazu MayorExecutive ChairmanExecutive28/10/2020
Mr. Santiago Bergareche BusquetVice PresidentOther external27/04/2022
Mr. José Javier Carretero ManzanoMemberIndependent28/04/2021
Mr. Luis Carlos Croissier BatistaMemberIndependent28/10/2020
Mrs. María Garaña CorcesMemberIndependent28/10/2020
Mr. Jorge Mataix EnteroMemberProprietaryViviendas Vacacionales de Cantabria, S.L.28/10/2020
Mr. José Antonio Abad ZorrillaMemberProprietaryAV Málaga Capital, S.L.28/10/2020
Mrs. Silvia Reina PardoMemberProprietaryAnpora, S.A.27/04/2022
Mrs. Catherine Lewis La TorreMemberIndependent27/04/2023
Mrs. Berta de Pablos ÁlvarezMemberIndependent28/02/2024

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Professional Background

  • Santiago Eguidazu Mayor holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration and is a Commercial Technician and State Economist, as well as a Master in Philosophy. Mr. Eguidazu is the founding partner of Alantra and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alantra Group. He is the author of the book “Creación de valor y gobierno de la empresa” and editor at Avarigani Editores, which specialises in philosophy texts.
    • Mr. Eguidazu currently holds the following positions on Boards of Directors other than Alantra: Access Capital Partners Group SA (director); Asesores Bursátiles Venture Fund N.V.
  • Santiago Bergareche Busquet holds a degree in Economics and Law from the University of Deusto. He joined the Ferrovial group as Chairman of Agromán and, in 1999, was elected CEO of Ferrovial, a position he held until 2002. Mr. Bergareche has been Chairman of Metrovacesa, Cepsa and Vocento, and CEO of BBVA.
    • Mr. Bergareche currently holds the following positions on Boards of Directors other than Alantra: Maxam Corp. Holding, S.L. (director); Deusto Business School (director); Mozambique Quarry Partner LLP (director); Bimarán Inmobiliaria, S.A. (director); Pulsar Properties, S.A. (director).
  • José Javier Carretero Manzano is an Industrial Engineer from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICAI) and holds a Master’s in Economics and Management from IESE. He has an extensive experience in the industrial sector and, among other positions, has been CEO for Latam and Iberia for the Italian multinational group Ferroli, member of the Board of Metaliberica, High Tech Hoteles and Dinamia and General Manager of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.
  • Luis Carlos Croissier Batista holds a degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid and a postgraduate qualification from the University of Paris – Sorbonne. He is part of the Spanish General Technical Corps of the State Civil Service and held different administrative positions including Chairman of the National Institute of Industry, Minister of Industry and Energy and Chairman of the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV). Since 1996 Mr. Croissier has worked as an international consultant.
  • Maria Garaña Corces holds a degree in Law and Business Administration from the University of San Pablo (CEU). She obtained her university degree with the highest honours and also holds a diploma in International Trade from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard University (Boston). Since 1992, Ms. Garaña has developed her professional activity in various sectors, such as sales, marketing, distribution and business development in different countries. Until December 2017, Ms. Garaña was Vice President EMEA Microsoft Business Solutions. She is currently Vice President of Consulting and Professional Services at Adobe Incorporated with responsibility for Europe, Middle East and Africa, member of the Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and Unicaja Banco.
    • Ms. Garaña currently holds the following positions on Boards of Directors other than Alantra: TUI AG (director); UDA Real Estate Data, S.L. (director).
  • Jorge Mataix Entero holds a degree in Law and Economics from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE). Mr. Mataix has worked at JP Morgan Chase (New York), in the corporate banking division, and at Acciona, as head of corporate development. In 1992 he joined the AB Asesores Group as head of the Private Equity area and, from 2000 to 2016, he was Vice President of Alantra.
    • Mr. Mataix holds the following positions on Boards of Directors other than Alantra: Alantra Investment Managers, S.L. (director); Alantra Investment Pool, S.L. (director); Viviendas Vacacionales de Cantabria, S.L. (sole director); Dirervalor, S.L. (sole director); Global Procesos Bolsa, S.A. (director).
  • José Antonio Abad Zorrilla holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Mr. Abad began his career at Arthur Andersen, and has been director of the Corporate Finance area and member of the management committee of AB Asesores and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Mr. José Antonio Abad Zorrilla has been a member of the board of directors of Grupo Hagemeyer España and DHL España, as well as a member of the board of directors of the Spanish Association of Finance Executives. He was one of the founding partners of Alantra and Vice-Chairman from 2000 to 2015.
    • Mr. Abad holds the following positions on Boards of Directors other than Alantra: UDA Real Estate Data, S.L. (Chairman); AV Málaga Capital, S.L. (Chairman and CEO); La Caleta del Lobo Cano, S.L. (Sole Director).
  • Silvia Reina Pardo holds a Law Degree from the University of Barcelona and a Postgraduate Degree in Tax Consultancy and Management from ESADE. Ms. Reina began her professional career as a lawyer specialising in tax law at the law firm Uría Menéndez Abogados and, since 2015, she has been responsible for the legal and tax areas of Anpora Participaciones, a subsidiary of the Anpora Group. Ms. Silvia specialises in general corporate taxation, taxation of restructuring operations, and international tax planning, among others.
    • Ms. Reina is currently a member of the board of directors of several companies, all of them belonging to the Anpora Group. In particular, Ms. Reina is managing director of Anpora Participaciones, director of Anpora Asset Management, S.L. and director of Anpora, S.A.
  • Catherine Lewis La Torre holds a B.Sc. in Economics and a Master of Public Administration from the London School of Economics where she graduated with First Class Honours. Catherine has over thirty years of experience in the financial services industry specializing in alternative investments, including private equity, private debt, venture capital and technology investing. Catherine is a former Chief Executive of British Business Investments, British Patient Capital and the British Business Bank, where she was a member of the Board and Executive Team. Catherine also served as Chair of British Business Investments. In addition to her leadership roles, her strategic focus has been on the design and implementation of ambitious private capital investment strategies. Catherine has a proven track record having operated at partner level with several European private equity firms. Catherine also worked closely with the most senior members of the UK Government to launch large scale debt and equity investment programmes and has advised global institutional investors on their private capital strategies.
  • Berta de Pablos Álvarez is a seasoned executive with a strong track record of value creation and business transformation. Berta joined the luxury group LVMH in 2020 and has served as President and CEO of Maison Moët, worldwide until January 2024. Since joining the company in 2020, Berta has led real purpose-driven and value-creation projects for Moët & Chandon, Dom Perignon and Mercier. She was previously the Chief Growth Officer and the US market President for Mars Wrigley, a company she rejoined in 2015 as Marketing VP for Mars Chocolate North America after having held several senior marketing leadership positions at Boucheron and Lacoste in France. Throughout her more than 20 years at Mars, where she started as a Food R&D technician, she held several senior marketing and management roles in the UK, the U.S., Russia, the Middle East and Spain. Berta holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Universidad Politècnica de Valencia, a Master Degree in Food Science and an MBA in Fashion Management from Institut Français de la Mode.