Ignacio Polanco Moreno (Madrid 1954) joined Santillana, the company founded by his father, Jesus Polanco, after graduating in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and obtaining an MBA at the Instituto de Empresa. In November 2006 he was made deputy chairman of PRISA, a position he held until his appointment as chairman in July 2007. He is executive chairman of Timon and the Fundacion Santillana. He has been a member of Prisa’s board since 1993. He also sits on the board of the newspaper El Pais and its editorial board. In his five years as chairman of PRISA he has overseen a comprehensive shareholder restructuring, making the company public on the NASDAQ exchange in New York. He is married to María Jaraíz and has two children.