José María Benavent Valero
José María holds a degree in Economic and Business Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid, an Executive Development Program (PDD) of IESE, and an Advanced Management Program (AMP) of MIT Business School, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Benavent began his professional career in 1989 as analyst at the research department of the Bank of Spain until he joined Caixabank in 1994, where he held different positions in the risks department until becoming the head of that department. In 1998, and after the liberalization of the Telecommunications Sector in Spain, he was asked to take part in the launching of a Telco company, R-Cable, he was its CFO until 2015, year in which he moved, also as CFO, to another company in this sector, the Euskaltel Group.
Benavent has received the Best CFO Award of the VI edition of the Financial Excellence Awards of the Spanish Finance Professionals Association (ASSET).
Since 2018, Benavent is an Independent Member of the Board of Directors of ABANCA Servicios Financieros and a member of its Audit and Risk Committee, a position he combines, since June 2019, with being a Director of Nueva Pescanova SL and a member of the Board’s Audit, Control and Finance Committee.