Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the Foundation’s executive arm, delegated by the Board of Trustees and responsible for fulfilling its directives. It is headed by the President of the Board of Trustees and its members are chosen to represent the trustee companies and Ministries.

Among its functions are oversight of compliance with the goals and budget, the programming of activities deemed to be of interest but not provided for in the Action Plan, proposing new members and the basic criteria for signing new agreements and protocols. It is also responsible for establishing the distribution and application of available resources among the Foundation’s goals, within the general guidelines set out by the Board of Trustees. It meets six times a year.

Executive Committee Members

José Juan Ruiz
Chair
Elcano Royal Institute
María Dolores de Cospedal
Deputy Chair
Elcano Royal Institute
Ángeles Moreno Bau
State Secretary for Foreign and Global Affairs
Ministry Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation
Almirante Juan Francisco Martínez Núñez
Secretary General for Defence Policy
Ministry of Defence
Victor Francos Días
Secretary General for Culture and Sports
Ministry of Culture and Sport
Gonzalo García Andrés
Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and Business Support
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation
Xiana Margarida Méndez Bértolo
Secretary of State for Trade
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism
Miguel Arias Cañete
Representative of the Popular Party (PP)
Luis Gimeno
General Counsel
Acerinox
Jorge Domecq
Director of Institutional Relations of Airbus in Spain and Strategic Advisor
Airbus Group
Matilde García Duarte
General Coordinator
Ayuntamiento de Madrid (Madrid City Council)
John Rutherford
Director of Institutional Relations
BBVA
Enric Fernández
Head of Strategic Planning and Research
CaixaBank
Íñigo Díaz de Espada
Deputy Chairman
Fundación CEPSA
Jesús Saldaña
Enagás International General Manager
Enagás
José Casas Marín
General Manager of Institutional Affairs and Regulatory Iberia
Endesa
Javier Escribano
General Director & CEO
Escribano Mechanical & Engineering
Íñigo Osoro
Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
IBM España
Ángeles Santamaría Martín
CEO
Iberdrola España
Jesús Echevarría
General Director of Institutional Relations
Inditex
Lorenzo Cooklin Díaz
Deputy Director General of Communication, Institutional Relations and CSR
Mutua Madrileña
Jordi García Tabernero
Managing Director of Communication and Institutional Relations
Naturgy
Gregorio Garvía Arrogante
Director of Intangible Assets
Grupo OESÍA
Antonio Rubio
Secretary General
Prosegur
Pilar Oviedo Cabrillo
Deputy Director General for the Chairman’s Office
Renfe
Ángel Luis Bautista Fernández
Corporate Director of Institutional Relations
Repsol
Juan Manuel Cendoya
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Santander Spain
Banco Santander
Hipólito Suárez Gutiérrez
General Counsel, Aernnova Aerospace
Tecnalia
Trinidad Jiménez
Global Strategy Director of Public Affairs
Telefónica
Charles Powell
Director.
Elcano Royal Institute