MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

The Board of Directors, renewed on the 3rd March 2020 by the General Assembly of APRI, is currently composed of the following members:

María Rosa Rotondo

María Rosa Rotondo

President

Promoter and founder of the Association, María Rosa is also Managing Partner of the Office of Public Affairs at Political Intelligence, where she works since 2001. She has a large experience in direction and strategic counseling in lobbying campaigns, both in Spain and before Community institutions, as well as in management and direction of sectorial associations.

Luis Suárez de Lezo

Luis Suárez de Lezo

Vice President

Luis Suárez de Lezo graduated with a degree in Law by the Complutense University of Madrid. He is the current Secretary-General of AICA, where he works as CEO of the Patronal of Alcobendas, founding association of CEIM-CEOE, which has more than 900 partner companies. He is the responsible of the institutional representation and of the defense of business interests before the local, regional and state administration.

Esteban Egea

Esteban Egea

Secretary

Esteban Egea is a senior professional in lobbing, public affairs and institutional relations since 1979, specially on topics of development of the digital society. He has worked in different political direction positions of the public administrations and the last fourteen years, until 2013, as Public Affairs and Institutional Relations Manager at IBM Spain.

Adriana Bonezzi

Adriana Bonezzi

Chairperson

External Affairs Manager at British American Tobacco. Adriana is a lawyer, winner of the annual grant of Fundación Faes, where she has worked in the legal and institutional area. She has also been the Institutional Relations Manager at Laboratorios LETI. She has an active political facet - she was consultant and Head of Cabinet at the Congress of Deputies with Ana Pastor and consultant in his cabinet at the Ministerio de Fomento.

Diego Bayón

Diego Bayón

Chairperson

Political expert by the University Carlos III of Madrid, he has European studies by the University of Maastricht and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs Management by the University Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE). He is currently Public Affairs Associate Director at Kreab. He started his professional career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he was part of the team that launched the Public Affairs area at Weber Shandwick in Spain.

Montserrat Escudero

Montserrat Escudero

Chairperson

Public Affairs Director at Omnicom, she has worked for 18 years at the patronal Sernauto of equipment and components of automotiv industry. She is member of the Executive Board of Multinacionales por Marca España, and she is member of the Executive Board of Omnicom Public Relations Group since 2019.

Dolores Gonzalez Pastor

Dolores Gonzalez Pastor

Chairperson

Manager at the Corporate Office of Regulation and Public Policies of Telefónica. She has been deputy at the Asamblea de Madrid and President of the Committee of inquiry on political corruption. Spokesperson of the Committe of surveillance of recruiting and Speaker of the Transparency and participation Law. She has worked in the private field for 20 years in the technological and digital industry.

Juan Alfonso Herrero

Juan Alfonso Herrero

Chairperson

Since 2015, he is EU Affairs Manager and Responsible of Foreign Affairs at Mercadona, company he represents before the European employees‘ associations of the industry. He is graduate in Law and Political Science by the University of Valencia with a Master’s degree in International Affairs by ICADE and he has a Postgraduate degree in Public Affairs Management (PDAP) by MAS Consulting.

Ángel Mesado

Ángel Mesado

Chairperson

Managing Partner at 19N Strategies, a strategic consultancy in public policies specialized in the digital and technological industry. He has been responsible of Public Policies and Institutional Relations at Airbnb in Spain and Portugal (2013-2018) at its moment of highest expansion and growth. He is a political expert and he has worked at the Ministry of Foreign Action of the Generalitat de Cataluña.

Piluca Nuñez

Piluca Nuñez

Chairperson

Communication and Institutional Relations Manager of the Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE), her professional career has been linked to the energy industry, being responsible of Communication and Institutional Relations at Foro de la Industria Nuclear Española for more than 15 years. She has also worked in the service sector as Communication and Brand Manager at Sodexo Iberia.

Juan Torres

Juan Torres

Treasurer

Graduate in Philosophy and Arts, he is currently founder and Manager of Public Affairs at Deva consultancy. He has more than 30 years of experience in the sector. He has previously been Head of the Press Office in the Ministry of Public Works and Communication Manager at Correos, among other positions.

Irene Matías

Irene Matías

General Director

Freelance consultant of Institutional Relations and Public Affairs, she has been Managing Partner of Institutional Relations at Agencia ACH Cambre. Previously, she has been co-founder and member of Cambre Asociados, consultancy in advocacy and communications. She is graduate in Advertising and Public Relations with a special award 2009 because of her Bachelor’s degree by the Complutense University of Madrid.