Board of Directors
The profiles and professional experience of the members of the Board of Directors encompass all the skills and abilities required for the effective performance of the duties with which they have been entrusted.
Joaquin was appointed as an Independent Director of the Axiare Patrimonio SOCIMI, S.A Board of Directors on 1 March 2018, after being co-opted by the other Board Members. He currently serves as Chairman. He does not hold any shares in the company or options on them.
Joaquín García-Romanillos Valverde holds a Cum Laude degree in Law from the Universidad de Granada (1967).
He is currently a Partner at the law firm Abogados García-Romanillos and has been since 2016.
He joined the law firm Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1983 and was named Partner in 1986.
He holds extensive experience in the academic sector and has been a Professor at Instituto de Empresa (Both Master’s and undergraduate Law courses) and was Assistant Professor in Civil Law at the Universidad de Granada between 1966 and 1969.
He was a Member of the Constituent Assembly (Constituent Legislature 1977).
He was involved in preparing the Spanish Constitution, as well as the drafting and reform of various legal texts as a member of the Justice Commission. He held the position of Secretary of the Justice Commission in the Constituent Assembly and was reelected member of the Assembly for the region of Granada during the first parliament (1979).
He joined the Granada Bar Association in 1969 and was a Member of the Governing Body of the Madrid Bar Association between 1993 and 2005. Between 2006 and 2010, he was Secretary-General of the General Council of the Spanish Law Society (Abogacia Española).
He has been awarded the San Raimundo de Peñafort Medal of Honour, the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit for services rendered to the legal profession, the Order of Constitutional Merit and listed in Best Lawyers 2013 for Arbitration and Mediation.
Pascual was appointed as an Independent Director of the Axiare Patrimonio SOCIMI, S.A Board of Directors on 1 March 2018, after being co-opted by the other Board Members. He is currently Chairman of the Audit and Monitoring Committee. He does not hold any shares in the Company or options on them.
Pascual holds a Cum Laude degree in Economics and Business Studies (Academic Excellence Award, 1983-1984) and a Cum Laude PhD in Business Economics (1988). He has primarily spent his professional career in both the Public Sector, including lecturing and research roles (at the Madrid universities Universidad Autónoma and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and at the Universidad de Valladolid), and management roles for the Autonomous Regions of both Castilla y León (Director General for Taxes and Financial Policy 1991-1995) and Madrid (Director General for Taxes and European Funds 1995-1996). He also worked in the Ministries of Economy and Finance (Director General of Research and Budgetary Planning 1996-2000) and the Environment Ministry (Secretary of State for Coastlines and Waterways 2000-2004).
Pascual is currently the Dean and Chairman of the Official Association of the Madrid School of Economists and a Permanent Member on the General Council of Spanish Economists; Honorary Professor of Applied Economics at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos; Lecturer on the Infrastructure and Public Services Master’s Course (Official Association of Civil Engineers and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid); Member of the Association d’Instituts Européens de Conjoncture Economique (AIECE) (2005); Member of the UN Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace (2015-2017);
He has formed part of the Board of Directors of: SODICAL (1991-1995), Hidroeléctrica Santillana (1996); RENFE and Instituto de Crédito Oficial (1996-200); Gran Telescopio de Canarias (Chairman between 1997 and 2001); Sociedad Gestora de Planes de Pensiones de Caja Madrid (2004-2009), GAMESA Corporación Tecnológica S.A. (2006-2010) where, as an Independent Director, he chaired the Appointments and Remuneration Committee (2007-2010) and was also a member of the Audit Committee (2006-2007), and ENCE, where he was a member of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee, member of its Forestry and Regulatory Policy Advisory Committee and member of its Audit Committee (2005-2017).
María was appointed as an Independent Director of the Axiare Patrimonio SOCIMI, S.A Board of Directors on 2 March 2018, after being co-opted by the other Board Members. She is currently Chairwoman of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee. She does not hold any shares in the company or options on them.
María Segimón de Manzanos holds a degree in Law and a Diploma in Business Administration and Management (1986-1991) from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE E-1). She has completed a course in Senior Business Management, PADE, (2012) and the IESE Business School Course for Women on Boards of Directors (2016). She has also been a Partner in the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Departments of various Tier 1 international law firms, as well as Managing Partner of the Capital Markets Division of these law firms in the Madrid office. She began her career as a lawyer in the Finance and Corporate Departments of Clifford Chance in the London and Madrid offices respectively, where she then became a Partner in 2002.
In 2003, she was appointed Head of the Corporate Legal Advisory Department of Ferrovial. She was also in charge of Legal Advisory at Ferrovial’s central business areas, including Compliance, Human Resources, IT, Financial Services and relations with the Spanish National Securities Markets Commission (CNMV), the preparation of all information for meetings of the Board of Directors and the General Shareholders’ Meeting. She also acted on behalf of Ferrovial on the Boards of Directors of various partner subsidiaries, such as Promociones Habitat S.A. and Budimex.
In 2008, she returned to practice law at another international law firm, DLA Piper, as Partner of the Corporate Department and Head of the Capital Markets Division.
From January 2013 to February 2018 she served as member of the Board of Directors and the Management Committee of CBRE Global Investors in Spain and Portugal, the real estate fund manager listed on the New York Stock Exchange. She has also served as Head of the Legal Department and Compliance Area.
She was also a Member of CBRE’s Advisory Committee in Spain.
She currently serves as the ninth member of the Governing Board of the Madrid Bar Association, and Head of the Associations’ International and Business Law Divisions. She has also been appointed as Deputy Chairwoman of the Cortina-Domingo Romero Grande Foundation.
Eduardo was appointed as an Independent Director of the Axiare Patrimonio SOCIMI, S.A Board of Directors on 2 March 2018, after being co-opted by the other Board Members. He is currently a member of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee and the Audit and Monitoring Committee. He does not hold any shares in the company or options on them.
Eduardo Trueba Cortés holds a degree in Law and Business Management from ICADE E-3.
He has more than 25 years professional experience, specialising in managing Family Offices and has more than 20 years’ experience as an Independent Director of two publicly listed companies (Ferrovial and Renta 4 Banco).
Since 2012, he has served as Independent Advisor to High Net Worth Investors and Elystone Capital in Switzerland. Since 2007, he has served as Independent Director at Renta 4 Banco. He served as Chairman of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee of this company between 2012 and 2016. Since 2015, he has also served as Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Danosa (Asphalt Materials).
He served on the Board of Directors of Ferrovial and Fundación del Pino between 2000 and 2012 and has also served as CEO at the Familia del Pino Family Office. Between 1986 and 1992, he was Investment Manager at Merrill Lynch and Banco Urquijo.
Jesús was appointed as an Independent Director of the Axiare Patrimonio SOCIMI, S.A Board of Directors on 2 March 2018, after being co-opted by the other Board Members. He is currently a member of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee and the Audit and Monitoring Committee. He does not hold any shares in the company or options on them.
Jesús Quijano González holds a Degree in Law from the Universidad de Valladolid (1975) where he won the Academic Excellence Award, and a PhD in Business Law from the Universidad de Valladolid (1982).
Since 1990, he has lectured on Business Law at the Burgos Law Faculty and the Economic Sciences Faculty of the Universidad de Valladolid. Since 2005, he has also served as a member of the General Codification Committee, in the Business Law Department, and as an External Consultant for law firm Allen & Overy since 2012. He advises firms on business matters, mergers and acquisitions, takeover bids, compliance and corporate governance.
He is a member of the Editorial and Publishing Boards of McGraw Hill, in the Business Law Department, Revista de Sociedades (Thomson-Aranzadi publishing house) and Revista de Derecho Concursal y Paraconcursal (La Ley publishing house). Until 2008, he held the Chair of Family Business, created at the Universidad de Valladolid in 2001, and he also served as member of the Advisory Council of the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León (from 2002 to 2008).
Tiene amplia experiencia en el sector académico, habiendo sido profesor del Instituto de Empresa (Master jurídico y grado) y profesor ayudante de Derecho Civil por la Universidad de Granada entre 1966 y 1969.
He has worked on a variety of research projects and written numerous publications on business matters.