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Board of Directors

POSITION TYPE
Chairman
M. Carlos March Delgado Proprietary
1st Vice Chairman
M. Juan March de la Lastra Proprietary
2nd Vice Chairman
M. Juan March Juan Proprietary
Coordinating Director
M. Antón Pradera Jáuregui Independent
Members of the Board
Mr. Ignacio de Colmenares Brunet Independent
Ms. María Eugenia Girón Dávila Independent
Ms. María Luisa Guibert Ucín Independent
M. Santos Martínez-Conde Gutiérrez-Barquín Other External
Ms. Claudia Pickholz Independent
Ms. Ana María Plaza Arregui Independent
Company Secretary
M. José Ramón del Caño Palop Executive

 

Chairman

 

M. Carlos March Delgado
Chairman

 

Member of the Appointments and Remunerations Committee
Category: Proprietary Director

First appointment: 22-06-1988
Last renewal: 18-06-2020

Law graduate
Director of Banca March, S.A.
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Juan March Foundation and the Juan March Study and Research Institute.
He has been a Vice Chairman of Carrefour Group, Chairman of the Spanish section of the Board of Directors of the Association for the Monetary Union of Europe, founding member and first Chairman of the Institute of Economic Studies, Chairman of the Spanish group on the Trilateral Commission, member of the International Committee of JP Morgan and of the International Advisory Board of Columbia University.

He has been granted the Legion of Honour by the French Government.

Boards of Directors of listed companies:
Not a member of the Board of Directors of any other listed company in Spain or abroad.

Company shares: 11,731,879 shares
Direct stake: 10,014,341 shares
Indirect stake: 717,538 shares

Options over Company shares:
No options over Company shares held.

 

1st Vice-Chairman

 

Juan March de la Lastra
1st Vice-Chairman

 

Member of the Investment Committee
Category: Proprietary Director

 

First appointment: 28-05-2008
Last renewal: 18-06-2020

 

Degree in Business Administration and Management from Carlos III University, Madrid.
Master in Global Markets (JP Morgan, New York).

He is currently Chairman of Banca March, S.A. and Director of Viscofan, S.A.

He is entrusted with the representation of Banca March, S.A. on the Board of Directors of Corporación Financiera Alba, S.A.
He began his professional career at JP Morgan and has been Managing Director and Chairman of March Gestión de Fondos SGIIC, S.A. and of March Gestión de Pensiones SGFP, S.A. He has also been Director of Indra Sistemas, S.A., ACS, Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, S.A. and Acerinox, S.A.

Boards of Directors of listed companies: Director of Viscofan, S.A.

Company shares: 4,437,731 shares
Direct stake: 3,757,284 shares
Indirect stake: 680,447 shares

 

Options over Company shares:
No options over Company shares held.

 

2nd Vice-Chairman

 

Juan March Juan
2nd Vice-Chairman

 

Member of the Investment Committee
Category: Propietary Director

First appointment: 23-03-2011
Last renewal: 17-06-2019

Degree in Business Administration and Management from CUNEF, and Executive MBA from the IESE.
He is currently a Director and member of the Executive Committee of Banca March, S.A. and Vice-Chairman of Artá Capital, SGEIC, S.A.U.

He was previously employed at Goldman Sachs, London, at the departments focusing on consultancy in the Natural Resource and Energy, Industry, Transport and Infrastructure sectors.
He was a member of the Boards of Directors of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles Sociedad Holding de Mercados y Sistemas Financieros, S.A., Cobra, of Pepe Jeans/Hackett Group, and of Mecalux among others.

Boards of Directors of listed companies:
Not a member of the Board of Directors of any other listed company in Spain or abroad.

Company shares: 2,848,789 shares
Direct stake: 2,118,095 shares
Indirect stake: 730,694 shares

Options over Company shares:
No options over Company shares held.

Coordination Director for Independent Directors

Antón Pradera Jaúregui
Coordination Director for Independent Directors

Chairman of the Investment Commitee

Category: Independent Director

First appointment: 10-06-2015

Last renewal: 17-06-2019

Civil Engineer.
In 1979 he began work as a manager at Banco Bilbao, where he remained until 1985.In 1988 he was appointed Executive Director of Nerisa, a position he held until 1993. In 1993 he joined SEAT as Strategy Manager. In 1995 he played a key role in the founding of Instituto Sectorial de Promoción y Gestión de Empresas, S.A. (INSSEC), where he was appointed CEO, a role which he held until 2010.
He is currently Chairman of the Board Directors of Cie Automotive, S.A., Chairman of Global Dominion Access, S.A. and Director of Tubacex, S.A.

Boards of Directors of listed companies:
Chairman of Cie Automotive, S.A.
Chairman of Global Dominion Access, S.A.
Director of Tubacex, S.A.

Company shares:
No Company shares held.

Options over Company shares:
No options over Company shares held.

 

Directors

 

Mr. Ignacio de Colmenares Brunet
Member of the Investments Committee

Category: Independent Director

First appointment: 21-06-2021
Degree in law from Barcelona Central University and master’s in Economy and Business Management from the IESE (Institute of Higher Business Studies) of Barcelona.

Since 2010, he has been director of Ence Energía y Celulosa, S.A., where he currently holds the positions of Chairman and CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee.

He previously had a long professional career in the steel and energy sector. He was Commercial and Exports Director of Compañía Española de Laminación, which gave rise to the CELSA steelmaking group. He subsequently was Commercial Director of Nueva Montaña Quijano, a manufacturer of common steel, and was Commercial Managing Director of the CELSA Trefilerías group.
In 1996, he took over as Managing Director of Trenzas y Cable de Acero-TYCSA, a company specialised in the manufacturing of steel cable, aluminium and optical fibre. In 2001, he joined the steelmaking group Global Steel Wire as Managing Director, a role that he combined with that of Corporate Development Director of the CELSA Group.
In 2008, he held the position of CEO of Isofotón, a company producing photovoltaic panels and developing solar power facilities. He has also served as Chairman and CEO of Bergé Lift.
He is currently a member of the executive board of ASPAPEL (the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Pulp, Paper and Cardboard) and a member of the Investments Committee of Artá Capital.

Company shares:
No Company shares held.

Options over Company shares:
No options over Company shares held.

 

María Eugenia Girón Dávila
Director

Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee
Chairwoman of the Appointments and Remunerations Committee
Category: Independent Director.

First appointment: 08-06-2016
Last renewal: 18-06-2020

Senior Industrial Engineering qualification from ICAI and Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
She has been a Director at Loewe and CEO of Carrera y Carrera after leading the “Management Buy in” process.
She is Vice Chair of the International Board of Trustees of Oceana and member of the Board of Trustees of la Real Fábrica de Tapices and IE University as well as President of the Diversity Foundation. She is a member of the jury of the European Innovation Council Accelerator of the European Commission and the Green Deal. She is also Co-Chair of Women Corporate Directors and a member of the Board of Board Members and Directors.
She is currently Executive Director of IE University Premium & Prestige Observatory, and a member of the advisory board of companies in the premium sector.

Boards of Directors of listed companies:
Not a member of the Board of Directors of any other listed company in Spain or abroad.

Company shares:
No Company shares held.

Options over Company shares:
No options over Company shares held.

 

María Luisa Guibert Ucín
Director

Member of the Investment Committee

Category: Independent director.

First appointment: 17-06-2019

Graduated in Law and in Business Sciences by ICADE.
President of Algeposa Grupo and President or Director of participated companies, dedicated to port and railway logistics.
She is also a Director of Rugui, S.L. and Atusa Grupo Empresarial, S.A.
Since 2010, she has been a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee and Coordination Director for independent Directors of Iberpapel Gestión, S.A.
Vice-Chairman of the Matía Foundation and member of the Board of Trustees of the San Sebastián Aquarium.
He is a member of the Executive Board of the Círculo de Empresarios Vascos.
She has been Vice-President of the Gipuzkoa Chamber of Commerce and member of the Pasaia Port Authority Council.

Boards of Directors of listed companies: Director of Iberpapel Gestión, S.A.

Company shares:
No Company shares held.

Options over Company shares:
No options over Company shares held.

 

Santos Martínez-Conde Gutiérrez-Barquín
Director

 

Member of the Investment Committee
Category: Other External Director

First appointment: 27-09-2006
Last renewal: 18-06-2018

Civil Engineer
Master’s in Business Management and Administration from ICADE; Diploma in Nuclear Technology from ICAI
CEO of Corporación Financiera Alba, S.A. until November 2020.
He is currently Director of Acerinox, S.A., Indra Sistemas, S.A. and CIE Automotive, S.A.
He was a member of the Boards of Directors of ACS, Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, S.A., Unión Fenosa, S.A., Artá Capital, SGEIC, S.A. and Bolsas y Mercados Españoles Sociedad Holding de Mercados y Sistemas Financieros, S.A. and Banca March, S.A.
Before joining the March Group he was employed at Sener Técnica Naval e Industrial, S.A., Técnicas Reunidas, S.A., Bestinver, S.A., Corporación Borealis and Banco Urquijo, S.A.

Boards of Directors of listed companies:
Director of Acerinox, S.A.
Director of Indra Sistemas, S.A.
Director of CIE Automotive, S.A.

Company shares: 2,004 shares
Direct stake: 2,004 shares

Options over Company shares:
No options over Company shares held.

 

Claudia Pickholz
Director

 

Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee
Category: Independent Director

First appointment: 08-06-2016

Las Renewal: 18-06-2020

 

Born in the USA, she graduated in Economics at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, USA), obtained her MBA at Harvard School of Business Administration (Boston, USA), and completed the TCL Programme at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, Francia).
She began her professional career at the Irving Trust Company, as Analyst for Europe and Latin America, subsequently joining McKinsey & Company, as a Consultant.
In 1987 she joined SC Johnson Wax Española, S.A. and was ultimately promoted to Marketing Director.
Subsequently, in 1994 she joined Coca-Cola, first in Spain, as Marketing Director and Planning and Control Director, then in the United Kingdom, as Client Marketing Director for Europe. She was Managing Director of McCann-Erickson Madrid, before joining Kodak, S.A. in 2003, where she held such senior positions as Marketing and Communications Director and Strategic Products Director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
More recently she served as Managing Director for Spain and Latin America at Elsevier, S.A., and is currently an Independent Director of Quabit Inmobiliaria, S.A. and Managing Director for the Iberian Peninsula an Coordinator for Latin America of TCC (The Continuity Company).

Boards of Directors of listed companies:
Director of Quabit Inmobiliaria, S.A.

Company shares:
No Company shares held.

Options over Company shares:
No options over Company shares held.

 

Ana María Plaza Arregui
Director

 

Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee

Category: Independent director.

First appointment: 17-06-2019

Degree in Economics and Business Studies and in Geography and History.
Postgraduate studies at IESE, Harvard Kennedy School, The Valley and ESADE.
She is currently Director of Renault España S.A., Chairwoman of the Audit Committee of Línea Directa Aseguradora, S.A., Vice-Chairwoman of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and member of the Board of Trustees and the Standing Committee of Loyola Andalucía University. She is also a member of several advisory boards. She has been an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Isolux Corsán Group.
She has more than 25 years of experience in the financial area. First as an auditor at Pricewaterhouse. Subsequently, as Head of Internal Audit and Consolidation at Abengoa; Finance and Investor Relations Director at Telvent and Finance Director at Microsoft Spain. She then joined the Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations (CEOE), first as Operations Director and later as General Manager. She has also been Managing Director of Immune Coding Institute.
She was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007.

Boards of Directors of listed companies: Director of Línea Directa Aseguradora, S.A.

Company shares:
No Company shares held.

Options over Company shares:
No options over Company shares held.

 

Secretary Director

 

José Ramón del Caño Palop
Secretary non Member
Secretary of the Board Committees

 

First appointment: 22-05-2003
State Attorney (on extended leave of absence).

He has been Secretary of the Board and Legal Services Director of the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) and of the Bank of Spain, and also a member of various working parties of the European Commission and the European Central Bank. Secretary of the Board of Corporación Financiera Alba, S.A. and of its Committees, and member of the Board of Directors of companies of the March Group.

 

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