Board of Directors

Board of directors


Francisco Peña
Chairman - Independent member

Former partner at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (from 1989 to 2017) he is currently counsel to Gómez-Acebo & Pombo and President of the Fernando Pombo Foundation, which is dedicated to pro bono legal work.

Miguel Carmelo
Dependent member

President of Universidad Europea de Madrid from 2000 to 2017, Mr. Carmelo was also CEO of Laureate International Universities Europe, with responsibility over seven countries.

Pedro del Corro
Dependent member

CEO and Board member of Torreal, he has also served as member of the Governing Board of Laureate Education Inc. and Universidad Europea de Madrid since 1990.

Maria Luisa de Landecho
Independent member

CFO in Pérez Llorca since 2016, in charge of national operations and overseas expansion of the law firm, she has previously served various roles with Laureate International Universities Europe, since 1999.

Francisco Román
Independent member

President of Vodafone Spain, Vodafone Spain Foundation, March JLT insurance brokers and Seres Foundation, he is also member of several professional councils and organizations in the social, academic and cultural spheres.

Elvira Sanz
Independent member

Doctor in Pharmacy and International MBA, she has 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, currently serving in the Board of Onxeo, a biotech listed company.

Jorge Selume
Dependent member

Board member of UNAB and UDLA-Chile, and recently of Universidad Europea de Madrid he has collaborated with Laureate since 2003, having been President of the Andean Region from 2007 to 2015.

Javier Valenzuela
Dependent member

Laureate International Universities Regional Counsel for Europe as well as Compliance Officer for Spain.

Juan Antonio Vázquez
Independent member

PhD in Economic Science and Business Studies and Full Professor of Applied Economics at Universidad de Oviedo. Member of several Boards and Associations.

Jesús Villate
Dependent member

Laureate International Universities CEO for the Andean Region since 2016 and for both, the Andean and Iberian Regions since 2017, he has been with the company since 2004.

John de Zulueta
Independent member

Chairman of the Círculo de Empresarios and Director since 2015. Managing Director of his own consulting company, Point Lobos.

Elena de la Fuente
Secretary, non membe
Secretary-General and Head of Legal of Universidad Europea de Madrid

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