José María Álvarez-Pallete

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Telefonica

Degree in Economics, Complutense University, Madrid; studies in Economics, Université Libre de Belgique. 1987, with Arthur Young Auditors; 1988, research and corporate finance departments, Benito & Monjardin, Kidder, Peabody & Co; 1995, headed Investor Relations and Studies Department, Valenciana de Cementos Portland, Cemex; 1996, Financial Manager, Cemex, Spain; 1998, General Manager, Administration and Financial Affairs, Cemex Group's interests in Indonesia. With Telefónica: 1999, Chief Financial Officer, including Telefónica Internacional; 2002, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Telefónica Internacional; 2006, Managing Director, Latin America and Member of the Board, Telefónica; since 2009, Chief Executive Officer.