Antonio María Pradera Jáuregui
A Road Engineering graduate from Madrid's Polytechnic University, Mr. Pradera began his career in 1979 as a director at Banco Bilbao, where he worked until 1985. In 1988, he was named executive director of Nerisa, where he stayed until 1993, when he moved to SEAT as director of strategy. He played an important role in the creation of INSSEC in 1995, where he served as chief executive until 2010. He served as the Executive Chairman of CIE Automotive from 2012 until 2017, working in the strategy and financial design departments; he also chaired Global Dominion Access, S.A. Since May 2015, he has been a director at Tubacex and since June 2015, a director at Corporación Financiera Alba. On 31 December 2017, he stepped down from his executive duties at CIE Automotive, thus reinforcing the company's corporate governance practices.
Goizalde Egaña Garitagoitia
VICE CHAIRWOMAN (PROPRIETARY)
A graduate of economic and business science from Deusto University in San Sebastián, where she also completed post-graduate studies in Business Competitiveness and Regional Development and an executive financial management programme. She began her career in the finance department of Compañía Ibérica de Encuadernaciones S.A. (CINENSA) in 1989 and later joined the team of auditors at Attest Consulting (1990 - 1992). She served on the board of INSSEC and is currently a director at Global Dominion Access, S.A and at F&F Inversiones.
Jesús María Herrera Barandiaran
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (EXECUTIVE)
A graduate of Business Studies and Economics from the Basque University, Mr. Herrera also holds a Masters of International Expansion (from Euroforum). He joined CIE Automotive as CFO in 1991, also heading up the HR function for CIE Orbelan. In 1995, he was named deputy manager and in 1998 he was promoted to general manager. In 2000, he took over management of CIE Brazil and in 2002, of CIE Plasfil. That same year he was named global director of CIE Plástico, a position he held until 2005, when he became the general manager of CIE America. He has been the CEO of Autometal S.A. since 2010 and in 2011 he was named COO for the entire Group; just a year later he would be named general manager of CIE Automotive. Lastly, in 2013, the Board of Directors appointed him CEO of CIE Automotive. He is also a director at Global Dominion Access, S.A.
Ángel Ochoa Crespo
A graduate of Business Administration from the Basque University, Mr. Ochoa also holds a Master of International Business Administration (MIBA) from the United States International University of San Diego. He boasts 24 years' experience in the financial sector, having held a number of positions, including that of manager of the Multinationals Department at Barclays Bank, deputy director of Corporate Banking at Lloyds Bank, deputy general manager at Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Europe in Spain and director for the Basque and Cantabria regions at Banco Sabadell Atlántico. He has also sat on the boards of several open-ended collective investment schemes (SICAVs). He is currently the financial advisor in the investment area and partner at the firm Angel Ochoa Crespo EAF. He also chairs ISLOPAN, S.A.
Carlos Solchaga Catalán
LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR (INDEPENDENT)
A graduate of economic and business science from Madrid's Complutense University, Mr. Solchaga has also completed post-graduate studies at the Alfred P. Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1980, he was elected member of the Spanish Parliament as deputy for the PSOE and was subsequently re-elected in 1982, 1986, 1989 and 1993, ultimately presiding the Socialist Party's Parliamentary Group in 1993-94. Other noteworthy appointments: member of the Basque regional government prior to approval of the Euskadi Autonomous Statute (1979-80); president of the IMF's Interim Committee (1991-1993), Minister of Industry and Energy (1982-1985); and Minister of the Economy and Finance (1985-1993) in Spain. He is currently an international consultant and a president of the firm Solchaga & Recio Asociados. Other current appointments include: honorary chairman of the Euroamerica Foundation; president of the Arquitectura y Sociedad Foundation, chairman of the Advisory Board of the Roca Junyent law firm, member of the Scientific Board of the Elcano Royal Institute, honorary member of Reina Sofia Museum and member of the board of Pharma Mar, S.A.
Francisco José Riberas Mera
Gestamp Executive (PROPRIETARY)
Francisco J. Riberas Mera was born in Madrid, June 1st, 1964. He holds a degree in Law (1987) and in Economics and Business Administration (1988) from the University Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE E-3), Madrid. In 1989 he began his professional career working in Business Management at Gonvarri Group. He then became Director of Corporate Development, and was subsequently named CEO. In 1997 he promoted the creation of Gestamp, assuming his role of Executive Chairman and shaping along these years what Gestamp is today. He is member of the Board of Telefónica, CIE Automotive and General de Alquiler de Maquinaria (GAM). Furthermore, Riberas is also board member in other companies of Gestamp and of the family holding, ACEK, such as Gonvarri Group, Acek Energías Renovables, Inmobiliaria Acek and Sideacero. Moreover, Riberas is Chairman of the Family Business Institute and he also takes part of Endeavor foundation, among others.
Juan María Riberas Mera
A Law and Business studies graduate (dual degree) from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE | E-3) of Madrid. He began his career at Grupo Gonvarri in 1992 in the business development area, a group where he later assumed the role of CEO. In 2005, he was one of the backers behind the creation of ACEK Renewables, taking on the position of executive chairman in 2007. Since 2010 he has been serving as chairman of Gonvarri Steel Industries and co-chairman of ACEK, the family-owned holding company. He is also a trustee of the Juan XXIII Foundation.
Fermín del Río Sanz de Acedo
A Business Studies graduate (San Sebastian). He began his career as tax advisor in 1975 and is the founder of Norgestión (a consultancy specialised in mergers & acquisitions, tax law and finance). He provided services to this firm until 2008. He has also headed up ADEGI (the Guipuzcoa business association) and been a member of CONFEBASK, the Basque committee of business owner associations. He chaired Autometal S.A. in the past and currently sits on the boards of Fegemu S.A., Viveros San Antón, S.A. and Global Dominion Access S.A.
A technology graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University, Mr. Shukla also holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management of Ahmedabad. He has built his career at multiple companies, including Dunlop India, Swisscom Essar (currently Vodafone Essar) and Reliance Group, before joining the Mahindra group. He currently chairs several subsidiaries of Aerospace & Defense and Special Steels and sits on the Executive Committee of Mahindra&Mahindra, Ltd. Previous posts at this group included director of strategy and of brand management. He is president of Mahindra CIE Automotive, Ltd.
A Commerce graduate from Gujarat University, Mr. Parthasarathy also holds an AMP from Harvard Business School. He began his career at Xerox, where he reached the position of associate director. In 2000, he joined Mahindra&Mahindra, Ltd., where he has held various executive positions. He is currently the CFO and CTO of Mahindra&Mahindra, Ltd. as well as sitting on the group's Executive Committee and on the boards of 14 subsidiaries (four of which are listed). He has won a number of accolades in the areas of finance, M&A and IT.
Santos Martínez-Conde Gutiérrez-Barquín
Santos holds a Bachelor of Engineering (roads, canals and bridges), a Master of Business Administration from ICADE and a Diploma in Nuclear Technology from ICAI. He has built his career in a number of engineering and financial sector firms: Sener, Técnica Naval e Industrial, S.A. (1979-1980), Técnicas Reunidas, S.A. (1980-1987), Bestinver, S.A. (1987-1990), Corporación Borealis, S.A. (1990-1994) and Banco Urquijo, S.A. (1994-1998). He has served on the boards of numerous listed and unlisted companies across a wide range of business sectors. He is the CEO of Corporación Financiera Alba, S.A. and currently sits on the boards of Banca March, S.A., Acerinox, S.A., Indra Sistemas, S.A., Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, SHMSF, S.A. (BME), Artá Partners, S.A., de Artá Capital SGECR, S.A., Deyá Capital SCR, S.A. and Deyá Capital IV SCR, S.A.
María Teresa Salegui Arbizu
A graduate of economic and business science from Deusto University. Ms. Salegui began her career at the transport firm La Guipuzcoana (1988-2002), where she worked as general manager, a position she also held at DHL Express Iberia (2002-2004). She is currently the chairwoman of Addvalia Capital and Perth Espacio y Orden and participates in the governance and management of several companies, including One Facility Management, Baztango and F&F Inversiones, of which she is a board member.
Jacobo Llanza Figueroa
A graduate of economic and business science from the University of Paris. Jacobo built his career in investment banking, starting out in 1989 in a number of positions at Banque Indosuez and Bancapital, before going on to create and run AB Asesores Moneda in 1992, an AB Asesores group company. Following the sale of this firm to Morgan Stanley in 1999, he joined Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, where he worked as managing director of equities & derivatives for Latam, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In 2002, he joined Alantra (formerly N+1), where he is currently a Managing Partner, as well as CEO of Alantra Asset Management.
Arantza Estefanía Larrañaga
A Law graduate with Honor Registration and Extraordinary End of Degree Award from the University of Deusto. She has more than thirty years of experience in the field of company law, where she has served as managing partner of the Uría Menéndez Abogados S.L.P Firm from its foundation in 2000 to January 2019. In recent years she has developed an extensive practice in the area of compliance and prevention of criminal risks, as well as the environment and security. She has also been a member of the Board of Directors, the Professional Practice Management Committee and the Criminal Risk Prevention Committee of said firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyer in Spain annually and continuously since 2013 as a leading lawyer in arbitration and mediation practices and as lawyer of the year in the procedural area. Currently, she is an independent board member of Repsol, Member of the Appointments Committee and Member of the Sustainability Committee. She is also President of the Economic Commission of the Economic and Social Council of the Basque Government and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Bilbao Exhibition Center S.A.