Technical Electronic Engineer from the Polytechnic School of Mondragón. Graduate from the Executive Management Programme at IESE.
Throughout his long professional career, he has held various posts at COPRECI (1971-1982). He was Managing Director of Fagor Electrónica and member of the Board of Directors of Fagor, S. Coop. (1982- 1991).
Between 1984 and 1991, he was Vice-Chairman of ANIEL (National Association of Electronic Industries) and Chairman of the Components Board. He was also member of the Board of Directors of the European Electronic Components Association (EECA) between 1986 and 1991. Between 1992 and 2012, he held various positions at Mondragón Corporación and, in 2007, he was appointed Chairman of the General Board, a position he held until July 2012.
He has a wealth of experience in the international industrial world, especially in Asia, including the creation of Fagor Electrónica in Hong Kong, the integration of the production plants of Orkli, Orbea, Mondragón Automoción in the industrial park of Kunshan (China) and the opening of the industrial park of Pune in India. He has sat on the Board of Directors of various automotive and components companies (Copreci-Czech Republic, Copreci-Mexico, Vitorio Luzuriaga, Fagor Ederlan-Brazil, Paranoa-Cicautxo-Brazil, FPK, Fagor Ederlan Slovakia), and was director (1992-2006) and Chairman (2007-2012) of Mondragón Inversiones.
He was also Chairman of the Engineering Faculty of the University of Mondragón (1998-2002).
He was an independent director and member of the Delegated Committee of Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica, S.A.
He is member of the Board of Directors of Viscofan S.A. and member of its Audit Committee. In 2014 he was appointed as Lead Independent Director.
First Appointment: 23/05/2012
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First appointment: 23/May/2012
Last appointment: 25/May/2018