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Annual Report 2012


Board Members

A solid governance body based on experience and diversity.

Mr. César Alierta Izuel
Executive Chairman

Holds a Law degree from the University of Zaragoza and an MBA from Columbia University.
Director of Telecom Italia, S.p.A., China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited, and International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG).
Member of the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers, and of the Social Board of the UNED (the Spanish national distance learning University).
He was the Chairman and founder of Beta Capital, Chairman of the Spanish Financial Analysts’ Association, and Chairman of Tabacalera, S.A.

Mr. Isidro Fainé Casas
Vice-Chairman. Proprietary Director

Holder of a Doctorate in Economics. Diploma in Alta Dirección (Senior Management) from IESE Business School. ISMP in Business Administration from Harvard University. Financial Analyst and an Academic at the Royal Academy of Finance and Economics.
Chairman of Caja de Ahorros y Pensiones de Barcelona (“la Caixa”), of Caixabank, S.A., of Criteria Caixaholding, S.A. and of the Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros (the Spanish savings banks confederation); Vice-Chairman of Abertis Infraestructuras, S.A., and of AGBAR, Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona, S.A.; 2nd Vice-Chairman of Repsol, S.A. Additionally, he is a Director of Banco Português de Investimento, S.A. (BPI), and a non-executive director of The Bank of East Asia.

Mr. José María Abril Pérez
Vice-Chairman. Proprietary Director

Degree in Economics from the Commercial University of Deusto, and Professor at the same university.
Has been the Director-General of the Wholesale and Investment Banking Division, a Member of the Executive Committee of BBVA, S.A., and he is Director of Repsol, Iberia and Corporación IBV, as well as Vice-President of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME).

Mr. Julio Linares López
Vice-Chairman. 'Other external' Director

He holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering and joined Telefónica's R&D Centre in May 1970, having held various positions within Telefónica Group S.A., one of them as Chief Operating Officer of Telefónica, S.A.
He is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Telecom Italia.
He is also a member of the Advisory Boards of Telefónica Europe, Telefónica Latinomérica and Telefónica Digital, and of the Social Council of the Complutense University of Madrid.

Mr. José María Álvarez-Pallete López
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. Studied Economics at the Université Libre in Belgium. International Management Program (IMP) at the Instituto Panamericano de Desarrollo de Directivos (IPADE).
Currently, he works as COO, having held various posts at Telefónica Group since 1999.
He formerly worked for Arthur Young Auditores, Benito & Monjardín/Kidder, Peabody & Co., and Cementos Portland (Cemex).

Mr. Fernando de Almansa Moreno-Barreda
'Other external' Director

Law degree from the University of Deusto (Bilbao).
He is a member of the Boards of Telefónica Brazil, S.A., and of Telefónica Móviles Mexico, S.A. de C.V. Furthermore, he is Deputy Director of Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer, S.A. de C.V. and of BBVA Bancomer, S.A.
Since 1974, he has occupied different positions within the Diplomatic Corps, until he was appointed Chief of the Royal Household, with ministerial rank, by His Majesty the King.
He currently is Private Director of His Majesty the King.

Ms. Eva Castillo Sanz
Executive Director

Degree in Economics, Law and Business from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (E-3), Madrid.
Chairman and CEO of Telefónica Europe, as well as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Telefónica Czech Republic, a.s., and of Telefónica Deutschland Holding, AG; Bankia Director; and member of the Board of Trustees of the Comillas-ICAI Foundation.
She held various posts at Merrill Lynch until being appointed Head of Merrill Lynch Private Banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Mr. Carlos Colomer Casellas
Independent Director

Economics degree from the University of Barcelona and a degree in business administration from IESE Business School (Barcelona).
Chairman of The Colomer Group, Ahorro Bursátil, S.A. SICAV, of Inversiones Mobiliarias Urquiola, S.A. SICAV, and of Haugron Holdings, S.L.
Additionally, he is an Independent Director of Abertis Infraestructuras, S.A, and of Vueling Airlines, S.A.

Mr. Peter Erskine
Independent Director

Degree in Psychology from Liverpool University.
He is Chairman of Ladbrokes, plc and a member of the Advisory Board of Henley Management Centre.
He has worked at Polycell, Colgate Palmolive, the Mars Group, and UNITEL. He has also held various senior positions in BT Mobile until being appointed CEO and Chairman of O2, plc.

Mr. Santiago Fernández Valbuena
Executive Director 

Ph.D. and Master in Economics from the Northeastern University of Boston , and degree in Economics from the Complutense University.
He is Executive Chairman of Telefónica Latinomérica. He was previously Director of Strategy, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Before joining Telefónica, he worked as Director-General of Société Générale Valores, and as Stock Exchange Manager in Beta Capital.

Mr. Luiz Fernando Furlán
Independent Director

Degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Industrial Engineering Faculty of São Paulo, and in Business Administration from the University of Santana (Sao Paulo).
He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Amazon Sustainability Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of BRF-Brasil Foods, S.A., Telefónica Brazil, S.A., AGCO Corporation, and Amil Participações, S.A., and member of the Advisory/Consultative Boards of Panasonic (Japan), McLarty & Associates (USA), and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (USA).
He was Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade in the Government of Brazil, and Vice-Chairman of São Paulo Entrepreneurs' Association (FIESP).

Mr. Alfonso Ferrari Herrero
Independent Director

Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. MBA from Harvard University (USA).
He is Director of Telefónica Peru, S.A.A., and Deputy Director of Telefónica Chile, S.A.
He was Deputy of the Financial Manager of Hidroeléctrica del Cantábrico, S.A., Manager of Industrial Investments at Banco Urquijo, and Founder Member, Chairman and CEO of Beta Capital, S.A.

Mr. Gonzalo Hinojosa Fernández de Angulo
Independent Director

Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the School of Industrial Engineering of Madrid.
He is a Director of Telefónica Peru, S.A.A.
He was General Manager, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Grupo Cortefiel, and has been a Director of Banco Central Hispano Americano, of Portland Valderribas, and of Altadis, S.A.

Mr. Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera
Independent Director

Degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid.
Member of the Body of State Lawyers, and first in his year. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Inditex, S.A.
He held various positions within the Ministry of Transportation, Tourism and Communications, as well as in the Directorate for State Legal Services, at Banco Popular, in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance, and in the Altadis Group.

Mr. Antonio Massanell Lavilla
Proprietary Director

Degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Barcelona.
He is Director-General of CaixaBank. He also holds positions as Chairman of Barcelona Digital Centre Tecnológic, and as member of the Board of Directors of Boursorama, S.A., Beach & Golf Community, S.A., e-la Caixa, S.A., Caixa Capital Risc, S.G.E.C.R., S.A., Serveis Informatics "la Caixa", S.A., and SAREB. During his career, he has also been a director of various companies.

Mr. Ignacio Moreno Martínez
Proprietary Director

Degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Bilbao. Master's in Marketing and Commercial Management from the Instituto de Empresa Business School. MBA from INSEAD.
He is CEO of N+1 PRIVATE EQUITY and Non-Executive Chairman of Metrovacesa, S.A.
He has worked in Bank Vizcaya, Bank Santander de Negocios, Mercapital, Corporación Bancaria de España, S.A. (Argentaria), and Bank Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

Mr. Javier de Paz Mancho
Independent Director

Diploma in Publicity and Information. Studies in Law. Senior Management Business Program of the IESE (University of Navarre).
He is Director of Telefónica Argentina, S.A. and of Telefónica Brazil, S.A., and member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Chambers of Commerce.
He has been Chairman of Atento Inversiones y Teleservicios, S.A.U., and Director of Tabacalera, S.A.

Mr. Chang Xiaobing
Proprietary Director

Professor of Engineering. Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Nanjing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications, MBA from Tsinghua University in 2001 and Doctorate in Business Administration from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
He is Chairman of China United Telecommunications Corp., Executive Manager, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Unicom Limited.