Board of Directors

General Information

Name Position CategoryIndirect representationDate of appointment/
renewal
Mr. Santiago Eguidazu MayorExecutive ChairmanExecutive 09/07/2015
Mr. Santiago Bergareche BusquetVice President Other external 25/04/2018
Mr. Alfred Merton VintonMember Other external11/06/2014
Mr. José Javier Carretero ManzanoMember Independent25/04/2017
Mr. Luis Carlos Croissier BatistaMember Independent17/12/2015
Mrs. María Garaña CorcesMember Independent 17/12/2015
Mr. Josep Piqué CampsMember Proprietary Anpora Patrimonio S.L.25/04/2018
Mr. Jorge Mataix EnteroMember ProprietaryViviendas Vacacionales de Cantabria, S.L.09/07/2015
Mr. José Antonio Abad ZorrillaMember ProprietaryAV Málaga Capital, S.L.09/07/2015

Shares and call option

NameDirect and indirect shares Voting rights
Mr. Santiago Eguidazu Mayor 6.756.273 18,175
Mr. Santiago Bergareche Busquet14.351 0,038
Mr. Alfred Merton Vinton
Mr. José Javier Carretero Manzano20.0000,053
Mr. Luis Carlos Croissier Batista
Mrs. María Garaña Corces
Mr. Josep Piqué Camps
Mr. Jorge Mataix Entero2.754.7807,411
Mr. José Antonio Abad Zorrilla2.764.1327,436

Professional background

  • Santiago Eguidazu Mayor holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration and a Master´s in Philisophy. He is a State Economist. He is a Founding Partner and Executive Chairman of Alantra Group. Mr. Eguidazu is the author of the book “Value Creation and Corporate Governance” and editor at Avarigani Editores, which specialises in texts on philisophy.
  • Santiago Bergareche Busquet holds a degree in Economic Sciences and Law from Deusto Commercial University. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Ferrovial, S.A. He joined the Ferrovial group as Chairman of Agromán and, in 1999, he was appointed  CEO of Ferrovial, a post he held until January 2002. Mr. Bergareche is also a member of the board of directors of Vocento, of Maxam and Deusto Business School and Trustee of Fundación Casa Ducal de Medinaceli. Formerly he has been Chairman of Metrovacesa, Cepsa and Vocento, and Director of BBVA.
  • Alfred Merton Vinton received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He has developed his professional career at JP Morgan, exercising, among other positions, the post as head of JP Morgans’s banking business in the UK, Scandinavia and Ireland; in NM Rothschild & Sons as COO, and at the Bemberg Group as CEO. Most recently he has been Chairman of Electra Partners. He also sits on the board of GP Investments Limited and other fund management companies.
  • 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. He has been a Director of Adolfo Domínguez and he currently sits in the board of directors of of Repsol and Adveo.
  • Maria Garaña Corces holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Law by the University of San Pablo CEU in Madrid, an International Trade Diploma by the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School. Since 1992, Mrs. Garaña has developed its career in different sectors, such as sales, marketing, distributions and business development in different countries. Until December 2017, Ms. Garaña was Vice President of EMEA Microsoft Business Solutions. Currently she is Managing Director of the Google Professional Services division for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in London. Additionally, she is board member of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), member of the board of Liberbank and DIA.
  • Josep Piqué Camps has a degree and a PhD in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona and a Law degree from the same University. He has been professor of Economic Theory since 1984 and has been a Senior Economist at “la Caixa” Research Department. In the public sphere he has been Minister of Industry and Energy, Government Spokesman Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Science and Technology, as well as deputy and senator in the Parliament and Parliament of Catalonia. In the private sphere, he has been president of Ercros, Fertiberia and Erkimia, president of Vueling Airlines, and vice president and CEO of OHL, and member of the board of directors of Aena. He is currently a director of SEAT, VW Navarra and Abengoa, and president of Industria de Turbopropulsores, S.A. He has been president of the Spanish Circle of Economy and, at present, vice-president of the Circle of Employers and of the Constitutional Spain Foundation, and president of the Ibero-American Business Foundation, of the Spain-Japan Council Foundation, and of “CITPax”, among others
  • Jorge Mataix Entero has a degree in law and economics from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE). Mr Mataix has worked at JP Morgan Chase (New York), in the corporate banking division, and at Acciona, as supervisor of corporate development. In 1992 he joined the AB Asesores Group as Head of Private Equity and, from 2000 to present day, he has been Deputy Chairman of N Más Uno IBG, S.A., parent company of the Alantra Group (former N+1 Group).
  • José Antonio Abad Zorrilla holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Mr. Abad began his career at Arthur Andersen and has been director of Corporate Finance and member of the Management Committee of AB Asesores and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. He has served on the boards of Grupo Hagemeyer España and DHL España and he has sat on the board of the Spanish Association of Finance Executives. He is one of the founding partners of Alantra and deputy chairman from 2000 to 2015.

Positions in other Boards

NameEntityPosition
Mr. Santiago EguidazuMaxam Corp. Holding,S.L.
PSJ Index, SICAV, S.A.
Director
Director
Mr. Santiago BergarecheFerrovial, S.A.
Vocento, S.A.
Maxam Corp. Holding, S.L.
Deusto Business School
Vice Chairman
Director
Director
Director
Mr. Alfred Merton VintonNmas 1 Private Equity International Limited
GP Investments Limited
EQMC Europe Development Capital Fund
MBA Multistrategy Fund
MBA Latin America Opportunity Fund
Nplus1 Singer Ltd (UK)
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Mr. Luis Carlos CroissierEurofocus Consultores, S.L.
Repsol, S.A.
Adveo Group International, S.A.
Sole administrator
Director
President
Mrs. María Garaña Liberbank, S.A.
Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación S.A.
Board member
Board member
Mr. Josep Piqué CampsAbengoa
SEAT, S.A.
VW Navarra
Industria de Turbopropulsores, S.A.
Círculo de Empresarios
Fundación España Constitucional
Fundación Iberoamericana Empresarial
Fundación Consejo España-Japón
Director
Director
Director
President
Vice President
Vice President
President
President
Mr. Jorge MataixGlobal Procesos Bolsa SICAV, S.ADirector