Javier Vega de Seoane
Mr. Vega de Seoane started his career in 1972, were he worked at Fundiciones del Estanda, S.A. for two years, Leyland Ibérica another two years. and SKF Española, eight years, having holding the positions of Marketing and Sales Manager, GM, MD and CEO & Chairman of the Board.
He joined Instituto Nacional de Industria (INI, a Government owned holding Group) as GM of the Group in 1984 becoming Partner in TASA A.G., an international “executive search” company, in late 1986. At that same time, the beginning of 1987 he founded Gestlink.
In October 1988, he took over the Presidency of Explosivos Río Tinto and S.A. Cros (Spanish chemical conglomerates). After the merger he held the position of Chairman of the Board of Ercros up till October 1991. At that time, he returned to Gestlink as President of the Company.
He has been Senior Advisor for the American investment bank Wasserstein Perella in Spain and has served on the Boards of Directors of Robert Bosch, Red Eléctrica de España, SEAT, CAMPSA, IBM España, Scheweppes, ThyssenKrupp, Grupo Ferrovial (where he was Chairman of the auditing committee), Polmetasa, Tavex Algodonera (where he was chairman of the audit committee), Gil y Carvajal, AON España, and Solvay Ibérica. He has also been a member of the Airbus Industrie Policy Group, Chairman of the Board of Fujitsu España, President of Bodaclick.com, Vice-President of Azkar, Chairman of MasMovil Telecom and has served on the Board of Directors of the Corporate Council of the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, on the Executive Board of the Spanish-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, and in the Executive Board of Círculo de Empresarios as Vice-President where he served as Chairman of its Energy Committee and thereafter President of Circulo de Empresarios from 2015 to 2018.
Mr. Vega de Seoane is Chairman of DKV Seguros, President of Gestlink and serves on the Boards of Directors of SONAE Industria (where he chairs the Board Audit and Financial Committee) and Sonae-Arauco. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of Fujitsu Spain, member of the Advisory Board of Atrevia and partner of TELAM.
He is Honorary President of Círculo de Empresarios, member of the Advisory Board of the Mining Engineering School of Madrid, member of the Advisory Board of la Fundación de Estudios para la Energía, member of the Energy Working Group of El Real Instituto Elcano, and Board member of the Nebrija University.
Mr. Vega de Seoane is a Mining Engineer graduated from the Mining Engineering School of Madrid (1971) and holds a Business Management degree from the Glasgow Business School (1972). He speaks English and French.