- Antonio María Pradera
- Jesús María Herrera
- Fermín del Río
- Ángel Ochoa
- Carlos Solchaga
- Francisco José Riberas
- Juan María Riberas
- Shriprakash Shukla
- Suman Mishra
- María Teresa Salegui
- Jacobo Llanza
- Santos Martínez-Conde
- Arantza Estefanía Larrañaga
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.
Jesús María Herrera Barandiaran
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (EXECUTIVE)
A graduate of business studies and economics from the Basque University, Mr. Herrera also holds a Master 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 took up the general manager spot at 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 over 26 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 Ángel 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 the Reina Sofía Museum and member of the board of Pharma Mar, S.A.
Francisco José Riberas Mera
A dual law (1987) and business studies graduate (1988) from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE | E-3) of Madrid. He began his career in a number of different positions within Grupo Gonvarri, including director of corporate development and, later, CEO. He set up Gestamp in 1997 since which time he has been that firm's Executive Chairman, forging the group it is today. He currently sits on the boards of Telefónica and General de Alquiler de Maquinaria (GAM). He also sits on the boards of other Gestamp companies and investees of the family holding company, Acek, including Grupo Gonvarri, Acek Energías Renovables, Inmobiliaria Acek and Sideacero. In addition, he chairs the Spain-China Council Foundation, the Spanish-Chinese Business Advisory Council and the Endeavor Foundation in China. He additionally presided the IEF (acronym in Spanish for the Family Business Institute) between May 2018 and June 2020.
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 has sat on the boards of a number of companies in the manufacturing industry, including 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 Infratel, before joining the Mahindra group. He currently presides several Aerospace & Defence and Special Steels subsidiaries 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 the chair of Mahindra CIE Automotive, Ltd.
Ms. Suman Mishra is an MBA from University of Michigan, Ross School of Business where she graduated with high distinction. She is a Computer Engineer from NTU Singapore where she graduated with First Class Honours.Ms. Mishra is Senior Vice President – Business Transformation, Insights and Analytics for the Automotive Division of M&M Limited. She is responsible for shaping and implementing transformation initiatives in the automotive sector across business functions and new growth areas. Prior to this role she managed capital allocation across the Mahindra Group helping businesses achieve clear path to profitability. She also led various strategy development and implementation initiatives across various businesses in the group. Prior to joining Mahindra, she was Head, Corporate Project Management at Cipla and was responsible global product launches. Before joining the corporate sector, she had a long consulting stint in McKinsey & Company and Accenture.She was recognized as Economic Times 40 under 40 business leaders and Economic Times Woman Ahead in 2019. She is a non-executive director on the board of Medwell Ventures and Meru Cabs.
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), Banco Urquijo, S.A. (1994-1998) and Corporación Financiera Alba, S.A. (1998-2020), serving as CEO at the latter. He has served on the boards of numerous listed and unlisted companies across a wide range of business sectors. He currently sits on the boards of Corporación Financiera Alba, S.A., Acerinox, S.A. and Indra Sistemas, 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 and currently sits on the boards of Baztango, F&F Inversiones and BAS.
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
Arantza graduated in law with highest honours from Deusto University. She boasts over 30 years' experience in corporate law, including her stint as managing partner at the law firm, Uría Menéndez Abogados S.L.P., in Bilbao, from when it was set up in 2000 until January 2019. In recent years she has built up a renowned practice specialising in compliance, white collar crime prevention, and environmental and safety law. At Uría, Arantxa sat on the board, on the professional practice management committee and on the criminal liability prevention committee. She has been named Best Lawyer in Spain many times, a leading lawyer in arbitration and mediation consecutively since 2013 and lawyer of the year in procedural law. She currently sits on the board of directors of Repsol as an independent director; she is also a member of that same company's appointments and sustainability committees. She presides the economic committee of the Basque regional government's economic and social department and is the board secretary at Bilbao Exhibition Centre S.A. Since May 2020 she has been a member of the board of Global Dominion Access, S.A. whose audit and compliance committee she heads up.