Consejo Administración

 

Mr. Javier Illán Plaza

President and CEO

Date of appointment: 10 May 2019

Date of termination: 10 May 2023

Javier Illán began his career in 1994 when he joined a family business working in construction and real estate development. During that time, he played an active role in the development and construction of 600 homes in A Coruña (Spain) and at Hotel Vilagaros in Spain’s leading luxury ski resort, Baqueira Beret.

Javier set up his first company in 1997, focusing on real estate investment initiatives that included repositioning work. Following the success of the business, he founded Millenium Group in 2000 as a real estate investment vehicle (club deal), which included commercial, office and hotel assets located in prime areas in Madrid, with a value proposition based on repositioning these assets for subsequent sale or rental.

In addition to the club deal, Javier launched a residential development division in 2010, thus making Grupo Millenium a benchmark in Spain for luxury residential developments, with buildings in central Madrid that included the emblematic Plaza de la Independencia 5 (Edificio Millenium), Hermanos Bécquer 4, Alfonso XII nº 24 and Alfonso XII nº 38.

To date, Javier has taken part in acquiring, repositioning and selling assets valued at approximately €400 million.

Mr. Enrique Isidro Rincón

Vice-chairman and proprietary director

Date of appointment: 23 July 2019

Date of termination: 23 July 2023

Mr. Isidro is graduated in Economics and Business Administration, specializing in Management and Finance, from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He began his professional career in the audit sector at one of the Big Four, KPMG. He continued his career at the securities company ODDO.

During most of his professional career, Mr. Isidro has been related with Papeles y Cartones de Europa, where its professional experienced evolved. Mr. Isidro held various positions within Papeles y Cartones de Europa: Factory Manager, Division Manager, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-chairman, until it was acquired by DS Smith in January 2019.

Moreover, Mr. Isidro has demonstrated its commitment with the sustainable development of the paper sector, holding during seven years the positions of Vice-chairman and Chairman of APAPEL, the national professional association that represents companies within the pulp and paper sectors, as well as member of the Instituto Empresa Familiar.

Mr. Remigio Iglesias

Vice President

Date of appointment: 10 May 2019

Date of termination: 10 May 2023

For most of his extensive career, Remigio Iglesias has been linked to Banco Santander, where he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President in 2013 following several top management positions at the bank. From 2013 to the end of 2015, he was Global Director of the Asset Recovery Division for Santander Group.

Remigio was also a member of the Board of Directors at Metrovacesa, SAREB (Sociedad de Gestión de Activos procedentes de la Reestructuración Bancaria), Santander real estate subsidiary Altamira Asset Management, Aktua Soluciones Financieras and Reintegra SA.

During his career, Remigio has led and co-ordinated several real estate transactions, including the restructuring and sale of Metrovacesa, the sale of Metrovacesa’s share in Gecina to Blackstone-Ivanhoe and the sale of 85% of the Altamira real estate platform to the Apollo fund.

Remigio graduated in French from the Alliance Française, Paris, and has a Master’s degree from IESE Business School.

Mr. José María Castellano Ríos

Proprietary Director

Date of appointment: 10 May 2019

Date of termination: 10 May 2023

José María Castellano has a PhD in Economics and Business Studies from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, he is a Professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at the University of A Coruña and a member of RACEF, Spain’s academy of economic and financial sciences.

Between 1985 and 2005, he was a member of the Board of Directors at Inditex and Vice President and CEO of the group from 1997. Alongside Inditex founder Amancio Ortega, José María is considered to be the architect of Inditex’s international growth and consolidation, as well as the company’s successful IPO in 2001.

He was chairman of telecommunications company ONO from 2008 to its sale to Vodafone in 2014. He is currently an Independent Board Member at Naturhouse Health SA and Sniace, both of which trade on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

Mr. Jaime Montalvo

Independent Board Member

Date of appointment: 10 May 2019

Date of termination: 10 May 2023

Jaime Montalvo has a PhD in Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and has been a Professor of Labour and Social Security Law since 1973.

He has been a Board Member at Mutua Madrileña Automovilística since 2006 and Vice President of the company since 2010. He is also a trustee of several organisations, including Fundación Mutua Madrileña, which specialises in health-related research, the Madrid-based Elcano Royal Institute think tank, Universidad Menéndez Pelayo, and the Comillas Foundation, a non-profit that specialises in promoting Hispanic language and culture.

In addition to his work in the private sector, Jaime has undertaken significant institutional roles at universities and within the public administration. He has been Chair of CES, which advises the Spanish Government, a Member of the Spanish Council of State, Chair of the Spanish Court of Arbitration, and Chancellor of the Spain’s open university, UNED.

Ms. Isabel Dutilh

Independent Board Member

Date of appointment: 10 May 2019

Date of termination: 10 May 2023

Isabel Dutilh is a founding partner of Argali Abogados, a legal firm specialising in mergers and acquisitions, Vice Chair of the Círculo de Empresarios business association and think tank, and an independent member of the Board of Directors of Elecnor. She is also Non-Board Member Secretary for a range of unlisted companies. She is an adviser for Solcom (which fights for disabled people’s rights to integrate into society), works with the Madrid bar association (ICAM), and is a Member of the Board at the ABE Association for Excellence.

She previously took on the role of Secretary to the Board of Directors at Prosegur, High-Tech Hotels & Resorts, SwitAir and Bodaclick, among others.

Isabel has a degree in Law from Universidad San Pablo CEU, two Master’s degrees in Maritime Studies from ICADE/IME and Cardiff University, respectively. She also studied on the Leadership in Law Firms programme at Harvard University.

Ms. Macarena Sainz de Vicuña

Independent Director

Date of appointment: 28 July 2020

Date of termination: 28 July 2024

Macarena Sainz de Vicuña is currently working as a director in several boards of directors of unlisted companies and is a trustee of the Fero Foundation dedicated to cancer research.

She has previously been a member of several boards of directors, such as Coca Cola Iberian Partners, where she was also a member of the Executive Committee and the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and of Rendesur,S.A., Norbega S.A., Asturbega S.A. boards of directors, along with as OHL, where she was also a member of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee.
Macarena has a degree in Business Administration from CUNEF and is a certified auditor

Mr. Javier Martinez Piqueras

Independent Director

Date of appointment: 28 July 2020

Date of termination: 28 July 2024

Javier has spent the last 22 years of his career working in international investment banking. Initially at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Managing Director in charge of the Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Equity Derivatives area for Spain and Portugal and then UBS, where he has held several positions of responsibility. He is the head for Europe, Africa and the Middle East of Equity Capital Markets, member of the management committee and operating committee of the investment banking area in Europe and, later, Global Head of Equity Capital Markets, Convertibles and Strategic Solutions for Equity clients up to December 2019. Over the years he has advised and led the execution of more than 500 transactions in the capital markets of Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Australia for listed companies, in transactions amounting to more than US$500 billion in total.

Javier Martínez-Piqueras has a degree in Law and a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Comillas Pontificia University, ICADE (E-3).

Mr. Ignacio Aranguren

Propietary Director

Date of appointment: 28 July 2020

Date of termination: 28 July 2024

Ignacio Aranguren has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from ICADE E-2, and a Master’s degree in Finance from CESEM.

Ignacio has extensive experience in the hotel sector in the corporate development and asset management areas. After starting his professional career in 1983 at Coopers&Lybrand as an auditor, he joined Corporación Financiera Reunida (COFIR) in 1989 as Director of Participated Companies and was appointed General Manager in 1992. After participating in COFIR’s MBO in 1996 and, after the merger with NH Hoteles (now NH Hotel Group, S.A.) in 1998, he was appointed Managing Director with responsibility in the Corporate Development and Asset Management areas, functions which he carried out until June 2017. He is a founding partner of Aldaba Partners.

He has also been a member of the board of directors of NH Hoteles, S.A., Sotogrande, S.A., Arco Bodegas Unidas, S.A., Corporación Financiera Portuguesa, S.A., Massimo Dutti, S.A., Krasnapolski Hotels&Restaurants, N.V and Jolly Hotels, S.p.A.

Mr. Jorge Sanz

Independent Director

Date of appointment: 28 July 2020

Date of termination: 28 July 2024

Jorge Sanz has a degree in Business Administration from CUNEF and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Jorge has extensive professional experience in the industrial sector, including the position of Deputy Chairman at Dalphimetal, a leading automotive component company. Over the years he has participated as a director in several real estate investment vehicles and currently holds the position of general manager at the NUMA Group where he is a member of the Investment Committee and responsible for real estate investments, investees and restructuring.