Shareholders and investors
The Board of Directors is the Company’s highest administrative and representative body. It is also a supervisory and control body that carries out its duties with unity of purpose and independently of the management, treats its shareholders equally and puts the Company’s corporate interests before everything else.
As part of the Company's commitment to its shareholders, the Board of Directors carries out its activities in accordance with corporate governance regulations set out, principally, in the Company's Articles of Association, the Regulations for the General Meeting of Shareholders, the Regulations for the Board of Directors and in its various Corporate Policies.
As the body that supervises and controls the Company’s activities, it has the authority to establish management strategies and guidelines, to implement and see to the establishment of the appropriate information procedures for shareholders and markets in general, and to make the appropriate decisions on especially important business and financial transactions, among other things.
Besides the above, it is also the body responsible for approving Corporate Policies, including those for Corporate Governance, Sustainability, Risk Control and Management, Regulatory Compliance and Information Security.
In accordance with its Regulations, it entrusts the management team and corresponding executive bodies with the Company’s day-to-day business management.
In addition, it also set up the Executive Committee, the Appointments, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee, the Audit Committee and the Sustainability and Climate Action Committee.
Aena's Board of Directors is currently made up of 15 directors: 7 independent directors, 6 proprietary directors appointed by the majority shareholder ENAIRE, and 2 executive directors, one being Aena’s current Chair and CEO.
Chairman and CEO
Chairman & CEO
Before joining Aena he held various executive positions in the public and private sector. He began his professional career as an economic analysis consultant at Solchaga, Recio & Asociados, where he worked from September 1999 to May 2004.
In the public business sector, he was General Manager for the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) from July 2004 to May 2010, and CEO for Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España (ISDEFE) from May 2010 to February 2012. He was Chairman of the European Space Agency Board (ESA) from July 2008 to June 2010.
In the private sector, his roles include Banco Sabadell Director of Equity and Prudential Management from June 2016 to October 2017, and Director of Prudential Regulation and Public Policy from November 2017 to July 2018. Furthermore, he was a member of parliament and spokesman for the Socialist Parliamentary Group in the Government of Catalonia from December 2012 to October 2015.
In academia, he was an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Carlos III University in Madrid. He has been Chairman and CEO of the Board of Directors of Aena SME, S.A. since 16 July 2018 and President of the Executive Committee. Additionally, since 24 July 2018, he is President of Aena Desarrollo Internacional S.M.E, S.A .
Pilar Arranz Notario
She has been part of the Senior Body of State Civil Administrators since 1992. From May 2008 to 2010 she was director of the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP). From December 2000 to May 2009 she was the director of Air Navigation Training and Studies at SENASA.
From 1991 to 2000, she held different positions in the Ministry for Social Affairs, the Ministry for Home Affairs, at Aena as the head of the Air Navigation HR Planning division, in the Ministry for Public Administrations as the deputy director for Personnel, and in Correos y Telégrafos as the deputy director for HR Management. Until July 2016, she was an advisory member of the State Secretariat for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing of the Ministry of Public Works.
From July 2016, she is an advisory of the cabinet minister of for Transport, Mobility and Urban Development.
On 19 November 2012 she was appointed as director of Aena, S.A. (previously Aena Aeropuertos, S.A.) and was re-elected for a last period on 16 April 2019. She is also a member of the Executive Comittee and of Sustainability and Climate Action Committee.
Eva Ballesté Morillas
She has a solid professional experience of more than 20 years in Financial Management, Business Development and Operations in listed companies related to the transport, energy and infrastructure sectors such as Alstom, Endesa France, Puentes Group and in several companies of the Saudi group Amiantit.
She is currently a member of the Cabinet of the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda and is a member of the Board of ADIF Alta Velocidad.
In the academic-institutional field, she is a founding member of the School of Economic Intelligence of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an Advisory Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Exporters and Investors Club.
For more than a decade, she has been a professor at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and IE Business School in the disciplines of finance, financial statement analysis and economic control.
In terms of publications, her contributions in infrastructure financing, especially in public-private partnership frameworks and administrative concessions, and her books in relation to digital transformation applied to the field of business operations stand out.
On 31 March 2022, she was appointed proprietary director of Aena S.M.E., S.A. and is a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee.
Irene Cano Piquero
She has been the General Manager of Meta Spain and Portugal since June 2012, where she heads the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp strategy in the Spanish and Portuguese markets.
She joined Facebook, now called Meta, in January 2010 as Commercial and Business Development Manager, after more than 10 years of experience in the sector, where she has worked for the most prestigious technology companies. Before managing the Meta Spain team, she developed her professional career at Google, firstly as head of operations in 2003 and then as Manager of Agencies in 2006.
Previously, she had worked for 3 years in Yahoo!´s commercial department. Over the course of her professional career, she also managed the Commercial Department of Orange Spain in 2009. She actively collaborates with various NGOs, including Fundación Vicente Ferrer.
On 29 October 2020 she was appointed as director of Aena S.M.E., S.A. She has also been the President of the Sustainability and Climate Action Committee since 28 April 2021 and is a member of the Appointments, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee.
Manuel Delacampagne Crespo
He currently holds the position of Deputy Director of Sector Analysis since September 2021.
A career civil servant, he began his professional experience at the Secretary of State for Commerce. Subsequently, he was appointed as representative of Spain on the Executive Board of the African Development Bank Group in Tunisia between 2010 and 2013.
Until 2015, he remained linked to matters related to multilateral financial institutions and development cooperation policies at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Competitiveness in Madrid.
Between 2015 and 2016 he worked as an advisor in the cabinet of the Secretary of State for the Economy and Business Support. Subsequently, between 2016 and 2020, he was working in the cabinet of successive finance ministers, mainly on issues related to the Spanish economy.
In 2020 he began to work in the General Directorate of Economic Policy, in regulatory matters, being appointed Deputy Director of Sector Analysis in September 2021.
In addition to his career in the General State Administration, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Sociedad Estatal Correos (Spanish Postal Service) and the Sociedad Hipódromo de la Zarzuela (Zarzuela Hippodrome Society), being also Chairman of the Auditing Committee of the latter.
He was appointed a director of Aena, SME, S.A. and a member of the Audit Committee on 28 October 2021.
Juan Ignacio Díaz Bidart
He is currently Office Minister at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism. He was general secretary and manager of Marcas de Restauración, member of Serving Europe and chairperson at the CEOE Assembly.
He was a member of the PAOS Code Monitoring Committee, the Observatory for Nutrition at the AECOSAN and the Monitoring Committee of the “More food, less waste” strategy from the Ministry of Agriculture. He was a member of the HIP (Hospitality Innovation Planet) board, the AECOC-HORECA committee and the European Union Agency ETF on an international project regarding professional qualifications in Tourism in the south of Europe and North Africa.
He has collaborated on projects providing assistance to catering companies in their international projects. Until June 2018, he performed the role of treasurer of the Asociación de Profesionales de las Relaciones Institucionales (Association of Institutional Relations Professionals).
Since 2006, he has been an associate professor at UC3M where he gives lectures on Public Economy, Industrial Organisation, Financial Management and Game Theory. At a postgraduate level, he has given classes for the Consumer Affairs European Master's and the Creation of Catering Companies Master’s at CEU-Gasma.
He was appointed as member of the Board of Directors of Aena SME S.A. on 30 October 2018.
Mª del Coriseo González-Izquierdo Revilla
She has solid experience in the development of internationalization strategies and processes. She has been Managing Director of ICEX - Spain Export and Investment, and has been assigned as Chief Counselor in the Economic and Commercial Offices of Spain in Japan, Shanghai, Ghana, Jordan and Iraq.
She has been Vice President of the Leading Brands of Spain Forum and member of the Board of Trustees of the Spain-USA, Spain-China, Spain-Japan and Spain-Australia Council Foundations.
She has served on the Boards of Directors of ICO, ICEX and the Center for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI).
At the multilateral level, she has held the position of Senior Operations Officer (MENA) of the World Bank for private sector sustainable development.
She is currently Director of Corporate Planning and Management (CFO) at Operador del Mercado Ibérico de la Energía (OMIE), a private company that manages the spot electricity market in the Iberian Peninsula and participates very actively in the operation of the wholesale gas market.
She is a member of the Board of Trustees of AMREF Salud Africa (Spain) and of the Jaime Garralda Foundation - Open Horizons.
In the teaching field, she has been an associate professor of Commercial Law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
On 31 March 2022, she was appointed independent director of Aena, S.M.E., S.A. She is also a member of the Sustainability and Climate Action Committee and of the Appointments, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee.
Leticia Iglesias Herraiz
She began her career in 1987 in the Audit Division of Arthur Andersen. Between 1989 and 2007, she developed her professional career at the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV).
From 2007 to 2013, she was CEO of the Instituto de Censores Jurados de España (ICJCE). Between 2013 and 2017 she was also an independent director, member of the Executive Committee, chair of the Global Risk Committee and member of the Audit Committee at Banco Mare Nostrum, S.A. (BMN).
During 2017 and 2018, she held the positions of independent director in Abanca Servicios Financieros, EFC, and president of the Mixed Audit and Risk Commission. Since May 2018, she has been an independent director, chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee and member of the Integral Risk Committee of ABANCA CORPORACION BANCARIA,S.A.
Since October 2018, she has been an independent director and chair of the Audit and Control Committee of LAR ESPAÑA REAL ESTATE SOCIMI, S.A., she will also be a member of its Appointments, Remuneration and Sustainability Committee from June 2022. On October 2020, she was appointed independent director and member of the Audit Comitte of ACERINOX, S.A. Since December 2021, he has been a member of the International Advisory Board of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Comillas Pontifical University and in August 2022 she was appointed Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Imantia Capital SGIIC.
On April 9, 2019, she was appointed director of Aena, SME, S.A. and chair of the Audit Committee. She is also a member of the Sustainability and Climate Action Committee.
Amancio López Seijas
He is chairman and CEO of the companies of the Group led by the company Hoteles Turísticos Unidos, S.A. He has dedicated his entire professional career to this company and has managed it since its founding in 1977. The company has a hotel operating division which boasts a portfolio of more than 140 establishments.
He is chairman of the Social Council of the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC), member of the Turespaña Advisory Board and the Consultative Council of the Catalan employers' association, Foment del Treball, Co-Chair of the AMCHAM Tourism Committee and member of the Board of Directors of the Circle Business Alliance for IBEOAMÉRICA (CEAPI) and the Livery Company of Hoteles Barcelona, as well as Member of the Tourism Round Table.
On 3 June 2015 he was appointed as director of Aena, S.A. and he was re-elected on 29 October 2020. He has chaired the Appointments, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee since 9 April 2019.
Javier Marín San Andrés
Executive Board Member & Managing Director
Currently, he is Executive Board Member & Managing Director at Aena SME, S.A., Managing Director at Aena Internacional, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aeroportos do Nordeste do Brasil S.A (ANB). As Managing Director, he is responsible for the Spanish airports network and those airports that Aena manages abroad through its subsidiary, Aena International.
He is also President of ACI Europe (Airport Council International), Executive Committee Member of ACI World and member of the Madrid Territorial Council of IESE, Alumni Association.
He has held a number of management positions since joining Aena in 1991: Managing Director - Aena (2014-2017), Managing Director- Aena Aeropuertos S.A (2011-2014) and Director of Spanish Airports (2004-2011). He was also previously Managing Director - Air Navigation Services and Director of Corporate Development.
He has been a member of the Boards of Directors of different aeronautical infrastructure companies: Centros Logísticos Aeroportuarios SA. (CLASA), Ingeniería y Economía del Transporte SA (INECO), London Luton Airport Operations Limited (LLAOL), of the mexican companies, Aeropuertos Mexicanos del Pacífico SA de CV(AMP) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico SA de CV(GAP), of the colombian companies, Aeropuertos del Caribe SA(ACSA), Sociedad Aeroportuaria de la Costa SA (SACSA) and Aerocali, SA. He has also been a member of the ACI World Governing Board.
Prior to joining Aena, he worked for the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, the Spanish Civil Aviation Authorities, the Paris-based Eurocontrol Experimental Centre and Indra.
On 29 October 2020 he was appointed as director of Aena, S.M.E., S.A. Javier Marín San Andrés has 340 Aena's shares.
Angélica Martínez Ortega
She has over 15 years of experience in the public sector (General State Administration Services), undertaking the planning, supervision and control of various public spending areas, preparing reports on provisions and economic-financial management activity, and taking part in working groups for the preparation of regulatory projects related to the various areas of public spending.
She has been the Technical Secretary-General at the Ministry of for Transport, Mobility and Urban Development since June 2018. From February 2010 to June 2018, she held the post of Subdirector-General for Intervention and Fiscalisation at the Comptroller General’s Office, being responsible for the planning and coordination of pre-court control activities in various areas of public spending.
Previously, she held responsibilities in various other positions at the Comptroller General’s Office (Intervention Delegate at the Ministry of Science and Technology, Intervention Delegate at the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, Subdirectorate-General for Intervention and Fiscalisation).
She was previously a member of the Boards of Directors of CETARSA and RUMASA. She was appointed to the Board of Directors of Aena SME, S.A. on 16 July 2018 and she is a member of the Executive Committee.
Raúl Míguez Bailo
His professional career has always been closely tied to his experience in railway infrastructures and he currently holds the position of Cabinet Director of the State Secretariat for Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda.
He began working in the private sector at a construction company helping to build the Madrid-Barcelona high speed line. He subsequently moved to an engineering firm specialised in tunnel construction, working on the Guadarrama tunnels for the Madrid-Valladolid high speed line.
Following these professional experiences, he joined ADIF via a public employment offer, where he developed his career for 17 years until his appointment at the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda. While at ADIF (the Spanish railway infrastructure administrator), he began his time in the public sector as Works Director to later go on to hold positions of responsibility in the field of high speed line construction. He has also held the ADIF positions of Operations Monitoring Director, Internal Auditing Director and Assistant Director to the Chairmanship in the period 2018-2021.
For several years, he taught classes for the AETOS-UPM Master’s Degree in Tunnels and Underground Works.
In September 2021, he was appointed as Member of the Board of Directors of the public business entity ADIF AV.
On 28 September 2021, he was appointed as a member of the board of directors at Aena, S.M.E., S.A., as well as a member of the Audit Committee and the Executive Committee.
Juan Río Cortés
His strong professional career, with over 20 years’ experience in TMT, has enabled him to dedicate nearly a decade to emerging markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He has worked in over 20 countries in four continents with various types of teams.
Mr Rio's experience, ranging from technology to the telecommunications industry, provides with a deep understanding of the digital scene, including the development of commercial models, associations and digital-service assessments.
He is currently the senior General Manager at the San Francisco headquarters of the US consultancy firm, FTI Consulting, where he is part of the Strategic Consultancy team in telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) in the United States.
He was previously the Chair of Delta Partners Corp., a leading multinational in consultancy and investment in TMT, and the manager of its office in Silicon Valley. Delta Partners was acquired in July 2020 by FTI Consulting.
On 22 December 2020, he was appointed independent director of Aena, S.M.E., S.A. and member of the Audit Committee until 29 November 2022, becoming a member of the Sustainability and Climate Action Committee on the same day.
Jaime Terceiro Lomba
ETSIA Associate Professor (1975-1978) Assistant Professor (1978), Associate Professor (1978) and Professor (1980) of Econometrics and Statistical Methods in the Economic and Business Faculty at the Complutense University.
Vice Chancellor at the Complutense University and Director of the Department of Quantitative Economics. Academic member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. Member of the Board of Trustees of several Foundations. Awarded the King of Spain Award for Economics (2012).
Diplom Ingenieur in Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) (1970-1974). General Manager of the Banco Hipotecario de España (Spanish Mortgage Bank) (1981-1983). Executive Director of Caja de Madrid (1988-1996). Independent Director and member of the Executive Committee of Bankinter (2008-2020); currently Advisor to the Board and its Committees.
On 3 June 2015 he was appointed as director of Aena, S.A. and he was re-elected on 29 October 2020. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Executive Committee.
Tomás Varela Muiña
As of 2022, he is an independent director at Julius Baer, as well as a member of the Auditing Committee and the Development and Innovation Committee. He has also held various positions as independent director during the last 15 years. Among others, in TSB Banking Group in the United Kingdom, in the joint venture insurance companies between Zurich Insurance and Banco Sabadell. He was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sabadell Asset Management.
From 1992 to 2021, he was an executive at Banco Sabadell. For the last 10 years, until 2021, he has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and, previously, from his entry until 2001, he held the position of Internal Auditing Director.
Likewise, until 1992, he was an executive in the Control and Organisation areas at Allianz Seguros in Spain and, previously, he began his career as an auditor at Price Waterhouse, in Spain, between 1982 and 1988.
The 29 November 2022 he was named independent director of Aena, S.M.E., S.A., as well as member of the Auditing Committee and the Appointments, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee.
Elena Roldán Centeno
She has been a member of different collegiate bodies and working groups in the public sector and of the Vida Silver Project Advisory Board promoted by IFEMA.
She began her professional career as a State Attorney in the Superior Courts of Justice of Catalonia and Madrid (1998-2002). Later, she joined the Spanish Tax Agency (AEAT) as the Assistant Director of Legal Services.
Following eight years at the AEAT, she went on to the Audiencia Nacional (National Court) for a year to manage contentious-administrative proceedings in the Telecommunications area. In 2012, she joined the Ministry of Employment, taking on a dual role as Head State Attorney in the Ministry of Employment and Coordinator of the legal assistance agreements with the Foundation for the prevention of occupational hazards and with the Economic and Social Council.
Since 2016, when she joined IFEMA, she has held different positions of responsibility in the legal area, with significant work in cultural and digital transformation projects as head of the Transformation Office and leader of the Fundación IFEMA Lab. Also of note in this professional period is the implementation of a Regulatory Compliance System.
From July 2021 to April 2022, she worked as State Attorney at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As of 3 may 2022, she is the General Secretary and Secretary of the Board at Aena, SME, S.A.
Pablo Hernández-Lahoz Ortiz
As a State's Attorney since 2006, he has held advisory positions in a number of Spanish ministries, such as Education, Social Policy and Sport, Labour and Immigration and Health, Social Policy and Equality.
In the area of contentious work, he was assigned to the Office of the State’s Attorney in Barcelona, he has acted as the coordinator of the Civil and Mercantile Department of the Office of the State’s Attorney, acting before ordinary and arbitration Courts, as well as State’s Attorney-Head of the Insolvency Area.
He has also coordinated the legal assistance agreements for several public state agencies, such as the Sociedad Estatal de Gestión Inmobiliaria del Patrimonio (asset management); Aguas de las Cuencas de España (water management); the Official Credit Institute; the Sociedad Estatal de Infraestructuras de Transporte Terrestre (land transport infrastructures); Fundación CIEN and the CIBERNED Public Consortium.
In the public sector, he has held the position of Technical Secretary General at the Ministry of Employment and Social Security (2012-2018).
On 21 December 2021, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary of the Board for Aena S.M.E., S.A. He also holds the position of Director of Legal Affairs and Compliance at Aena.
Published on 29 November 2022 at 16:00.