Javier Gómez-Navarro Navarrete

Member of the Board of Directors

Member of the Nominations, Compensation and Corporate Governance Commission

 

(Madrid, 1945) A leading politician and businessman. Gomez-Navarro was a founding shareholder of El País and manager of Cuadernos para el Diálogo, the influential cultural and political magazine, which played a key role in Spain’s transition to democracy. In 1979, he was also active in the creation of the Ortega y Gasset Foundation. He also was active in setting up LIBER, the Professional Book Fair.

One of his most important contributions has been to the tourism sector in Spain, with the launching of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR), which he co-chaired in its early years. He served on its Board of Directors until 2000.

In January 1983 he was appointed CEO of Viajes Marsans. He was subsequently active in founding the airline Spanair.

In January 1987 he was appointed Secretary of State for Sports and President of the Superior Council of Sports, and was entrusted with the organization of the Olympic Games in Barcelona.

In 1993, he was appointed Spain’s Minister of Trade and Tourism and International Cooperation. During his tenure as minister he also served, on behalf of Spain between 1993 and 1996, as governor of the Regional Development Banks (Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and African Development Bank).

He has been Executive Chairman of Aldeasa, Chairman of the Supreme Governing Body of Chambers of Commerce and he currently heads MBD, a company dedicated to business consulting, mergers and acquisitions.

 

Category:

Independent 

First and last appointments:

  • 20 November 2017
  • 20 November 2017

Boards of Directors of other listed companies to which it belongs (*):

  • Director of Técnicas Reunidas, S.A.   

(*) Excluding: (i) holding or family-owned companies and (ii) positions in companies that had been already recorded in the previous biographical note.

Boards of Directors of other non- listed companies to which it belongs (*):

None

 (*) Excluding: (i) holding or family-owned companies and (ii) positions in companies that had been already recorded in the previous biographical note.

Other paid activities:

  • Adviser of Securitas
  • Member of the advisory board of Digitex

Ownership Interest:

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