The Team

Academic Council


Antonio Cabrales

Antonio Cabrales

Isabel Fernández Mateo

Isabel Fernández-Mateo

Luis Garicano

Luis Garicano

Maia Guell

Maia Güell

Tano Santos

Business and Finance Council


Jaime García Legaz

Jaime García-Legaz

Coordinator

Cristina Alba

Cristina Alba

Roberto Centeno

Roberto Centeno

José Cerdán

José Cerdán

Victor Martí

Víctor Martí

Aritza Rodero

Aritza Rodero

Executive Management


Tomás Murillo

Tomás Murillo

Secretary

Nerea Martínez Seco

Nerea Martínez Seco

Financial Department

Luis Giménez-Arribas

Luis Giménez-Arribas

Legal Department

Board of Trustees


Roberto Centeno

Roberto Centeno es socio fundador de Atitlan, grupo empresarial que nace en 2005 y está orientado a la creación y consolidación de valor a largo plazo en numerosos sectores económicos. Previamente trabajó para Goldman Sachs & Merrill Lynch en Londres, en las áreas de Banca de Inversión y Mercados de Capitales.



Es licenciado en Economía y Ciencias Políticas por Brown University (EEUU).

Jesús Saá Requejo

Jesús Saá Requejo es presidente del Patronato de la Fondation L’Ontano y miembro del Consejo de Administración de Vega Asset Management Holdings Ltd.

Ha sido durante 20 años Co-Chief Investment Officer de los Fondos Vega. Previamente fue director ejecutivo de Goldman Sachs International, director gerente de Convergence Asset Management y director de inversiones de renta fija y miembro del Consejo de Administración de BBV Gestinova. Su carrera profesional comenzó en el ámbito académico como profesor asistente del Graduate School of Business, de la Universidad de Chicago.



Es Ingeniero Superior de Minas por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Titulado del CEMFI y doctor en Finanzas por el INSEAD.

Aritza Rodero

Artiza Rodero socio fundador de Atitlan, grupo empresarial que nace en 2005 y está orientado a la creación y consolidación de valor a largo plazo en numerosos sectores económicos. Ha trabajado para Goldman Sachs & Merrill Lynch en Londres, en las áreas de banca de inversión y mercados de capitales.



Es licenciado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas por Deusto Business School (Bilbao), con estancia en Boston College.

Tomás Murillo

Tomás Murillo es abogado especializado en derecho mercantil y tributario, con treinta años de experiencia profesional. Ha trabajado para E&Y, donde desarrolló la mayor parte de su carrera, y ha sido socio de diferentes despachos de relevancia, como J. Olleros y Ariño y Villar Abogados.



Es licenciado en Derecho y en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales por la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, a member of NBER and CEPR, and an Econometric Society Fellow. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge.



He researches matters related with monetary and fiscal policy and economic history and has actively participated in the economic policy debate in Spain since 2008. He is the editor of the International Economic Review magazine and the associate editor of Econometrica and AEJ: Macro.

More information about his work at: www.sas.upenn.edu/~jesusfv/ and on his youtube channel: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde.

Antonio Cabrales

Antonio Cabrales has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California in San Diego and is a professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid. He is also the Executive Vice President of the European Economic Association. Previously, he was a professor at University College London and at Pompeu Fabra University. He was also President of the Spanish Economic Association.



He works on game theory and experimental economics. He is the associate editor of the Journal of Economic Theory and was the editor of BEPress JEAP and Investigaciones Económicas, as well as being the associate editor of JEEA and SERIEs. He has published pieces in journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Financial Studies. Management Science and Physical Review Letters. In 2021, he was awarded the Rei Jaume I Award in the Economics category.

More information about his work at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~uctpcab/

Isabel Fernández-Mateo

Isabel Fernández-Mateo has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a professor at London Business School. She was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago and INSEAD.



She is currently the editor of Management Science. She researches matters of career dynamics and hiring, with a special focus on gender diversity. She has published pieces in journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organization Science.

More information about his work at: https://www.isabelfernandezmateo.com/

Luis Garicano

Luis Garicano holds a degree in Economics and Law, a Master's Degree from the College of Europe in Bruges, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. He has worked as a professor at said university and at the London School of Economics and has been a visiting professor at MIT and the London Business School. Currently on a leave of absence from IE Business School, he is acting as a member of the European Parliament for Ciudadanos, Spokesperson for the Delegation of said party in the European Parliament, Vice President and Spokesperson for Economic and Financial Affairs of the RenewEurope Parliamentary Group, as well as Vice President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe Party.



He is a leading researcher on matters such as the impact of technology on economic activity and growth, the future of work in the knowledge economy, and the functioning of the European Economic and Monetary Union. His work has been published in leading international academic journals such as The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Journal of Political Economy, The American Economic Review, and The Review of Economic Studies.

More information about his work at: https://luisgaricano.eu/

Maia Güell

Maia Güell holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a Professor of Economics at the University of Edinburgh. Her main field of research is labor and education economics.

She is an associate researcher at the Center for Economic Policy Research and FEDEA. Likewise, she directs the Barcelona Labor Economics Summer School at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and is a member of the executive committee of the Royal Economic Society and the editor of the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. She has been published in journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Journal of Labor Economics, and Journal of Public Economics, among others.

More information about his work at: https://sites.google.com/view/guellmaia

Tano Santos

Tano Santos holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, where he was a Professor of Finance between 1997 and 2003. He is currently a Professor of Finance at the Columbia University School of Business in New York, where he is a David L. and Elsie M. Dodd Fellowship Professor. Likewise, he is the Director of the Heilbrunn Center, dedicated to the teaching of value investing. He is also a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research and of the Center for Economic Policy Research.



His research is in three fields: the first is asset pricing theory, which focuses on the factors that affect the valuation of equities and fixed income products. His second field of research is in the development of applied theory models for financial intermediation, geared in particular towards matters of financial stability. Finally, he also has made contributions in the area of economic organization theory, focusing on optimal organizational design with the presence of coordination costs and imperfect information.

Jaime García-Legaz

Jaime García-Legaz holds a degree in Economic and Business Sciences from CUNEF and a doctorate in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. A Commercial Technician and State Economist since 1994, he is currently a member of the board of directors of DIA S.A., AENA Internacional, Ahorro Corporación Financiera, and Canal de Isabel II. In the academic field, he is a professor at the Instituto de Empresa Business Institute and CUNEF.



He was Secretary of State for Trade and the Spanish head of the EU Ministerial Trade Committee and the G-20 Ministerial Trade Committee. He has acted as President and CEO of AENA and CESCE, President of AENA Internacional, Informa & Dun Bradstreet, CIAC, ICEX, Invest in Spain, and the CECO Foundation.

Cristina Alba

Cristina Alba has thirty years of experience as an executive and member of the board of directors of financial services companies and FinTech companies. She currently advises private companies and is a member of the alumni council at the BSM Pompeu Fabra University.

She worked for eighteen years for GE Capital, where she first held positions in Spain and subsequently assumed regional and global responsibilities as FP&A Leader for Western Europe, Finance Director for Credit, and Head of Leverage Finance for EMEA. Finally, with the M&A team, she led the Financial Readiness plan for the historic sale of 33 companies, with a total of $100 billion in assets. In addition, she was also CFO of OakNorth, the first FinTech company to quickly achieve the Unicorn+ valuation for profitability. There, she combined entrepreneurial values and executive experience in finance and credit to create and lead the company's financial organization as the market grew, both in the United Kingdom and globally.

Roberto Centeno

Roberto Centeno is a Founding Partner of Atitlan, a business group that was founded in 2005 and is aimed at creating and consolidating long-term value in numerous economic sectors. He previously worked for Goldman Sachs & Merrill Lynch in London, in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets areas.



He holds a degree in Economics and Political Science from Brown University (USA).

José Cerdán

José Cerdán is the CEO of Telefónica Tech and Telefónica Business Solutions. He is also the CEO of Acens Technologies, one of the main Spanish cloud computing companies. He is a member of the High Level Group of Experts selected by the Government of Spain to define the development strategy for the Information Society.

In 1985, he created his first company, Ei System (PC City), the largest megastore specializing in the sale and manufacture of computer equipment in Spain. Later, he founded Peoplecall, a pioneering operator in voice over IP and a sector company in the Spanish IP communications market.

Víctor Martí

Víctor Martí is the Founder and CEO of GMA and Atom Hoteles Socimi, President for Southern Europe at Horwath HTL, the leading tourism consultancy, and Director of the Montepino logistics company. He is a member of Exceltur and a professor at IE.

He has more than 25 years of experience, during which he has directed more than 400 hotel transactions and projects and has advised different SOCIMIs, REITs, investment funds, private equity funds, hotel chains, and family offices in the purchase and sale of hotels and tourist businesses.



He studied Tourism in Barcelona and also holds degrees in Theme Parks Management from Cornell University and in PADE (High-Level Executive Management) from IESE.

Aritza Rodero

Aritza Rodero is a Founding Partner of Atitlan, a business group that was created in 2005 and is aimed at creating and consolidating long-term value in numerous economic sectors. He has worked for Goldman Sachs & Merrill Lynch in London, in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets areas.



He holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Deusto Business School (Bilbao), with a stay at Boston College.

Tomás Murillo

Tomás Murillo is a lawyer specializing in commercial and tax law with thirty years of professional experience. He has worked for E&Y, where he developed most of his career, and has been a partner in different leading firms, such as J. Olleros and Ariño and Villar Attorneys.



He has a Degree in Law and in Economic and Business Sciences from the Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE).

Nerea Martínez Seco

Nerea Martínez Seco is the Director of Accounting and Finance at Ahorro Corporación Financiera.



She holds a degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of the Basque Country and a Master's Degree in Banking and Financial Markets from the University of Cantabria and Santander Bank.

Luis Giménez-Arribas

Luis Giménez-Arribas is a lawyer specializing in commercial, financial, and regulatory law. He is currently a Legal Advisor to Atitlan and the Legal Director of Ahorro Corporación Financiera (a subsidiary of Atitlan).



He holds a Degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master's Degree in Finance and Banking from CIFF – International Center for Financial Training (a joint venture of the University of Alcalá and Santander Bank).

Cristina Alba

Cristina Alba has thirty years of experience as an executive and member of the board of directors of financial services companies and FinTech companies. She currently advises private companies and is a member of the alumni council at the BSM Pompeu Fabra University.

She worked for eighteen years for GE Capital, where she first held positions in Spain and subsequently assumed regional and global responsibilities as FP&A Leader for Western Europe, Finance Director for Credit, and Head of Leverage Finance for EMEA. Finally, with the M&A team, she led the Financial Readiness plan for the historic sale of 33 companies, with a total of $100 billion in assets. In addition, she was also CFO of OakNorth, the first FinTech company to quickly achieve the Unicorn+ valuation for profitability. There, she combined entrepreneurial values and executive experience in finance and credit to create and lead the company's financial organization as the market grew, both in the United Kingdom and globally.

Antonio Cabrales

Antonio Cabrales has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California in San Diego and is a professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid. He is also the Executive Vice President of the European Economic Association. Previously, he was a professor at University College London and at Pompeu Fabra University. He was also President of the Spanish Economic Association.



He works on game theory and experimental economics. He is the associate editor of the Journal of Economic Theory and was the editor of BEPress JEAP and Investigaciones Económicas, as well as being the associate editor of JEEA and SERIEs. He has published pieces in journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Financial Studies. Management Science and Physical Review Letters. In 2021, he was awarded the Rei Jaume I Award in the Economics category.

More information about his work at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~uctpcab/

Roberto Centeno

Roberto Centeno is a Founding Partner of Atitlan, a business group that was founded in 2005 and is aimed at creating and consolidating long-term value in numerous economic sectors. He previously worked for Goldman Sachs & Merrill Lynch in London, in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets areas.



He holds a degree in Economics and Political Science from Brown University (USA).

Isabel Fernández-Mateo

Isabel Fernández-Mateo has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a professor at London Business School. She was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago and INSEAD.



She is currently the editor of Management Science. She researches matters of career dynamics and hiring, with a special focus on gender diversity. She has published pieces in journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organization Science.

More information about his work at: https://www.isabelfernandezmateo.com/

Jaime García-Legaz

Jaime García-Legaz holds a degree in Economic and Business Sciences from CUNEF and a doctorate in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. A Commercial Technician and State Economist since 1994, he is currently a member of the board of directors of DIA S.A., AENA Internacional, Ahorro Corporación Financiera, and Canal de Isabel II. In the academic field, he is a professor at the Instituto de Empresa Business Institute and CUNEF.



He was Secretary of State for Trade and the Spanish head of the EU Ministerial Trade Committee and the G-20 Ministerial Trade Committee. He has acted as President and CEO of AENA and CESCE, President of AENA Internacional, Informa & Dun Bradstreet, CIAC, ICEX, Invest in Spain, and the CECO Foundation.

Luis Garicano

Luis Garicano holds a degree in Economics and Law, a Master's Degree from the College of Europe in Bruges, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. He has worked as a professor at said university and at the London School of Economics and has been a visiting professor at MIT and the London Business School. Currently on a leave of absence from IE Business School, he is acting as a member of the European Parliament for Ciudadanos, Spokesperson for the Delegation of said party in the European Parliament, Vice President and Spokesperson for Economic and Financial Affairs of the RenewEurope Parliamentary Group, as well as Vice President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe Party.



He is a leading researcher on matters such as the impact of technology on economic activity and growth, the future of work in the knowledge economy, and the functioning of the European Economic and Monetary Union. His work has been published in leading international academic journals such as The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Journal of Political Economy, The American Economic Review, and The Review of Economic Studies.

More information about his work at: https://luisgaricano.eu/

Maia Güell

Maia Güell holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a Professor of Economics at the University of Edinburgh. Her main field of research is labor and education economics.



She is an associate researcher at the Center for Economic Policy Research and FEDEA. Likewise, she directs the Barcelona Labor Economics Summer School at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and is a member of the executive committee of the Royal Economic Society and the editor of the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. She has been published in journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Journal of Labor Economics, and Journal of Public Economics, among others.

More information about his work at: https://sites.google.com/view/guellmaia

Tomás Murillo

Tomás Murillo is a lawyer specializing in commercial and tax law with thirty years of professional experience. He has worked for E&Y, where he developed most of his career, and has been a partner in different leading firms, such as J. Olleros and Ariño and Villar Attorneys.



He has a Degree in Law and in Economic and Business Sciences from the Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE).

Aritza Rodero

Aritza Rodero is a Founding Partner of Atitlan, a business group that was created in 2005 and is aimed at creating and consolidating long-term value in numerous economic sectors. He has worked for Goldman Sachs & Merrill Lynch in London, in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets areas.



He holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Deusto Business School (Bilbao), with a stay at Boston College.

Jesús Saá Requejo

Jesús Saá Requejo is the president of the trust board of the Fondation L’Ontano and a member of the Board of Directors of Vega Asset Management Holdings Ltd.

For 20 years, he has been the Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Vega Funds. He previously was the executive director of Goldman Sachs International, managing director of Convergence Asset Management and director of bond investment and member of the Board of Directos of BBV Gestinova. His career started in the academic field as an assistant teacher of Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago.



He is a higher mining engineer graduated in the Polytechnic University of Madrid, certified by the CEMFI and has a PhD in Finance acquired at the INSEAD.

Tano Santos

Tano Santos holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, where he was a Professor of Finance between 1997 and 2003. He is currently a Professor of Finance at the Columbia University School of Business in New York, where he is a David L. and Elsie M. Dodd Fellowship Professor. Likewise, he is the Director of the Heilbrunn Center, dedicated to the teaching of value investing. He is also a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research and of the Center for Economic Policy Research.



His research is in three fields: the first is asset pricing theory, which focuses on the factors that affect the valuation of equities and fixed income products. His second field of research is in the development of applied theory models for financial intermediation, geared in particular towards matters of financial stability. Finally, he also has made contributions in the area of economic organization theory, focusing on optimal organizational design with the presence of coordination costs and imperfect information.

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