Javier Santiso Guimaras

Member of the Board of Directors

Member of the Delegated Commission

Member of the Nominations, Compensation and Corporate Governance Commission

 

Javier Santiso is CEO and General Partner of Mundi Ventures, a venture capital fund (200 million euros) with offices in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​London and Tel Aviv. He is an investor in European tech unicorns such as Farfetch and Skyscanner in the UK and Auto1 and Wefox in Berlin.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Paris-based multinational FNAC Darty. Previously, he served as chief economist at Indosuez (Paris) and BBVA (Madrid) and as Director of the OECD and Chief Economist at the OECD Development Center. He oversaw corporate transformation at the Amerigo venture capital fund, which he founded, at Telefónica. He has also served as CEO in Europe of Khazanah, Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund (US$50 billion) and as its global head of technology investments. Khazanah has invested in a dozen unicorns, including Alibaba in China and Palantir in the United States.

Santiso is an avid art collector and is a patron of culture. He is the founder of the art and poetry publishing house La Cama Sol www.lacamasol.com, and works with artists such as Lita Cabellut, Etel Adnan, Soledad Sevilla, Anselm Kiefer, Jaume Plensa, Miquel Barceló, Rafael Canogar, Carlos León, César Galicia, Juan Uslé, Jerónimo Elespe, and writers such as Joan Margarit, Pere Gimferrer, Christian Bobin, Tahar Ben Jelloum, Pascal Quignard. He has published a dozen books, the most recent being the novel Vivir con el corazón (Living with the heart) (Madrid, La Huerta Grande, 2021) and Un sol de pulpa oscura (A sun of dark pulp) (Madrid, Franz Ediciones, 2020) with the Iranian artist Shirin Salehi.

  

Category:

Independent

First and last appointments:

  • 22 December 2020
  • 22 December 2020

Boards of Directors of other 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.

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

  • Director of Mr Jeff
  • Director of Clarity.ai
  • Director of Twinco

(*) 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:

The director does not perform other paid activities different to those above declared.

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