Civil engineer, University of Texas. MBA by Northwestern University (J.L. Kellog Graduate School of Management). Former President of Merrill Lynch for Spain and Portugal. Previously he was Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Investment Banking. Founding Partner and Chairman of Gala Capital, member of the Board of Directors of Bacardi Limited and Chairman of Bacardi España, S.A., former member of the Board of Directors of Cintra and member of the TowerBrook Capital Partners Advisory Board.