Pedro Luis Uriarte was born in Bilbao. He graduated with a degree in Economic Sciences (Company Management and Administration) from the Duesto Business School and holds a degree in Law from the University of Deusto. He has 50 years of professional experience in the industrial (9 years), financial (23 years), consulting (11 years) and R+D+i (2 years) sectors. He also has 4 years’ experience in Public Administration as Minister of Economy and Finance in the first Basque Government, from 1980 to 1984. Alongside this, he was a professor at Deusto Business School, lecturing on subjects related to company transformation and has led numerous activities related to competitiveness and innovation.

Cristina Garmendia has a PhD in Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra. She is the founder of Gentrix, a company in biotechnology sector and her work and entrepreneurial vision have been recognised on many occasions with research and business innovation awards. She was Minister for Science and Innovation in Spain from 2008 to 2011. She is currently an Independent Director for everis and President of the Cotec Foundation for Innovation.

Pilar Zulueta has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid and an MBA from the IE. She is an Independent Director for everis and the MásMóvil Group alongside her role as a member of the IE University Advisory Board. Her professional career began in the company VP-Schikedanz. Later, she worked for WBI Spain, RJ Reynolds Tobacco and Warner Bros for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Antonio Gómez Jarillo is Secretary of the everis Executive Board and its Committees and Director of the everis Group Legal/Tax department. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Master’s in Legal Consultancy from the Instituto de Empresa. He has experience in advising on transactions and corporate operations as well as regarding compliance. Prior to everis, he worked for Accenture, and Coopers & Lybrand, where he formed part of the Tax & Legal unit.

Alejandro Ferreiro Yazigi has a law degree from the University of Chile and a Master of Arts from the University of Notre Dame. He is currently an Independent Director for everis. He has extensive experience in the public sector, where he was the Minister for Economics in Chile. Ferreiro Yazigi has been a professor at various Chilean universities and acts as an advisor in many companies. He is also a senior investigator at CIEPLAN.