María José Marín Rey-Stolle

Member of the Board of Directors

Member of the Audit, Risks and Compliance Commission


María José Marín Rey-Stolle (Madrid, 1987) is one of the most prominent figures in the world of Spanish entrepreneurship. She has a solid background in international management and business finance and a double Spanish-French international business degree from ICADE and Reims Management School.

After working as a consultant at Oliver Wyman and as an auditor at PwC, she founded and is now CEO of We Are Knitters, the world's leading digital brand in the hobby and crafts sector. 

María José Marín was honored in 2020 with the Princess of Girona Business Award for "knowing how to unite tradition and modernity, turning the age-old tradition of knitting into a modern hobby". Since 2024, she has participated in the network of Ambassadors with the aim of making the Foundation's values and goals known in different areas, having taken part on several occasions in the Foundation's Talent Tour.

Since 2019, María José has been an Endeavor Spain Entrepreneur, the most powerful network of entrepreneurs in this country. In addition, María José was a finalist as Protagonist of the Year in ModaEs, along with Pablo Isla, and We Are Knitters has won the SME of the Year Award in Emprendedores, the Aster Award from ESIC, the DHL Award for Internationalization and the Award for Internationalization of the Spanish Association of Young Entrepreneurs, CEAJE.

At business and social forums, she is an active champion in the fight against the digital divide, as well as socio-economic and gender gaps in entrepreneurship, and she has spoken at events such as DEMO 2020 and South Summit, among others. She teaches at IE University, lSDI, ICADE and IESE.

In May 2021 she became the First Secretary of Ateneo Madrid, promoting the dynamization and regeneration of “Grupo 1820”, which is committed to the diffusion of Arts, Science, and Literature, with more than 200 years of life. which celebrated its bicentenary this year with the participation of the King and Queen of Spain. She is also a member of the film section of the Ateneo de Madrid.




First and last appointments:

  • 23 February 2021
  • 29 June 2021

Boards of Directors of other listed companies to which she serves (*):


(*) 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 she serves (*):

  • Member of the board of directors at We are Knitters.
  • Sole Director of We are Knitters USA Inc.
  • Sole Administrator of No.10 BVBA
  • Member of the management body of other Grupo PRISA's companies

(*) 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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