Board of Directors
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the company’s administrative and representative body. It focuses on monitoring, organising and strategically coordinating DOMINION's member companies. It currently consists of 11 members: two executive directors, three propietary directors, four independent directors and two other external directors.
All members of the Board of Directors are professionals with recognised prestige who are qualified to perform their duties pursuant to the Articles of Association and the Regulations of the Board of Directors.
The eleven Board members are Spanish nationals. There are currently three women, or 27.3%, the last of whom was appointed at the 2020 General Shareholders' Meeting. When a vacancy arises, the concerned parties will be encouraged to promote the appointment of female directors.
Mr. Antón Pradera Jáuregui
He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica, Madrid. In 1979 he started his career as the director of the Banco Bilbao, where he remained until 1985. In 1988 he was appointed Executive Director of Nerisa, remaining there until 1993 when he moved
to SEAT as the director of Strategy. He played an important part in the creation of INSSEC in 1995, and was CEO until 2010. Executive chairman of CIE Automotive from 2002 where he had duties in Strategic Management and Financial Design. As of May 2015, he has been a director of Tubacex and, since June 2015, a director of Corporación Financiera Alba President of Dominion since 2004
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mikel Barandiaran Landín
With a degree in Industrial Engineering, he started his professional career at Robotiker. In 1999 he joined Global Dominion Access, S.A. through ECI Telecom Iberica, S.A.U. Since 2004 he has held the post of CEO of Global Dominion Access, S.A. and since 2010 he has held the role of technological manager of the CIE Group.
He is also the chairman of the boards of directors of Beroa Thermal Energy, S.L.U. and Bilcan Global Services, S.L. and he is a member of the Board of Directors of the following companies, among others: Mexicana de Electrónica Industrial S.A. de C.V., Dominion Tecnologías de la Información, S.A. de C.V., D.M. Informática, S.A. de C.V., NearnTechnologies México, S.A. de C.V., Ampliffica México, S.A. de C.V., Chimneys and Refractories International, S.R.L., Refractories & Chimneys Construction Co. Ltd., and Steelcon Chimney Esbjerg A/S.
Mr. Juan María Riberas Mera
A Law and Business studies graduate (dual degree) from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE | E-3) of Madrid. He began his career at Grupo Gonvarri in 1992 in the business development area, a group where he later assumed the role of CEO. In 2005, he was one of the backers behind the creation of ACEK Renewables, taking on the position of executive chairman in 2007. Since 2010 he has been serving as chairman of Gonvarri Steel Industries and co-chairman of ACEK, the family-owned holding company. He is also a trustee of the Juan XXIII Foundation.
Ms. Arantza Estefanía Larrañaga
Ms. Arantza Estefanía Larrañaga is a lawyer and her career has been focused on procedural matters and providing daily consultancy services in both civil and criminal law (in particular, regarding compliance matters). She pursued her professional career at Uría Menéndez until January 2019, where she held the position of managing partner of the Bilbao offices for most of her career. Also, organically speaking, she was a member of the Board of Directors, the Professional Practice Management Committee and the Criminal Risk Prevention Committee, and she also held the position of Director of the Company's Litigation, Public, Arbitration and Criminal Law Practice Area. Besides her professional career, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Law at the University of Deusto and has been a member of the group of experts in the Basque Country's Economic and Social Council, an advisory body to the Basque Government and Parliament, since May 2019. She has also been Chair of its Economic Committee since December 2019. On a corporate level, mention should be made of her work as secretary of the board of directors of various companies (she is currently the secretary of Bilbao Exhibition Centre, S.A.) and of her being a member of the Board of Directors of Repsol, S.A., as an independent director, forming part of its Appointments Committee and of its Sustainability Committee, as a member. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of CIE Automotive S.A. She was appointed various times as an arbitrator by the Court of Arbitration of the Bilbao Chamber of Commerce.
"Other External" Director
Mr. Jesús María Herrera Barandiaran
He holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of the Basque Country with a Masters Degree in Euroforum Internationalisation. He joined CIE Automotive in 1991 as the Financial Director and HR Director at CIE Orbelan. In 1995 he was appointed deputy manager and, in 1998, he became the General Manager of the company. In 2000 he took charge of CIE Brasil, and then CIE Plasﬁl in 2002. That same year he was appointed global director of CIE Plástico until 2005 when he became the general manager of CIE América. Since 2010, he has been the CEO of Autometal S.A. In 2011 he was appointed director of operations for the entire group and one year later he took up the position of general manager of CIE Automotive. In 2013 the Board of Directors appointed Herrera as CEO of CIE Automotive.
Mr. Jorge Álvarez Aguirre
Economics at San Pablo CEU University and FHW Pforzheim in Germany.
He began his professional career at General Motors' European Purchasing Headquarters in Germany, where he held the positions of Liaison GM Spain and Platform Manager. Later, at the Volkswagen Group he held the position of Executive Manager of Global and Forward Sourcing and at SEAT he was a member of the Board of Directors holding the position of Purchasing Manager.
In 2005 he was appointed CEO of Beroa Technology Group, a position he held until it was merged into Dominion in 2013, when he became Manager of the Industry Division, now E&C, and he is a member of its Management Committee. He holds positions as the Chairman or Manager in many companies in the division. He is also a founding partner and President of Fullstep Networks SA.
“Other External” Director
Mr. Javier Domingo de Paz
Javier Domingo de Paz has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Deusto University. (Bilbao). His professional career has been pursued in auditing and he has been a partner for the auditing firm PwC since 1995. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Official Registry of Auditors (ROAC).
He has extensive experience in both industrial and service companies and large groups, many of which are listed on the stock exchange.
In terms of teaching, he has worked as a professor of advanced accounting and auditing at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Deusto (La Comercial).
Ms. Amaia Gorostiza Tellería
Amaia Gorostiza Telleria has extensive experience managing industrial and service companies. At present, she is the Chairperson of Sociedad Deportiva Éibar, S.A.D., a member of the Elkargi SGR Economic Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of IMQ.
Mr. Juan Tomás Hernani Burzaco
Mr. Juan Tomás Hernani has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Escuela de Ingenieros de Bilbao, a degree in Business Administration from the University of the Basque Country and a Master's Degree in Science (advanced manufacturing) from Cranfield Institute of Technology. His career spans over 30 years in different public and private sector posts. He is currently the CEO of Satlantis, Chairman of Modalia and a member of the Egile Group’s administrative body.
Mr. José María Bergareche Busquet
José María Bergareche holds a degree in Law and Business Administration from the Universidad de Deusto. His professional career commenced in 1975 at "El Correo Español - El Pueblo Vasco", from where he developed the Correo Group (Vocento), first as General Manager and then as CEO. He has been a Director at Telecinco, Banco Guipuzcoano, Zeltia and Diana Capital, among others.
The Management Committee implements the strategy established by the Board of Directors and this strategy plays a key part in DOMINION's decentralised management model.
This consists of the Directors of the business divisions and the three managers of the corporate areas. In 2019, the management committee composition was changed when the T&T and Applied Engineering divisions were merged into a single one, Multitechnical Services, under the leadership of Germán Pradera.
Reporting to the director and division are different business units, and they are all managed with entrepreneurial philosophy, that is, with autonomy and accountability for their income statement and for the net working capital.
Mikel Barandiaran Landín
Chief Executive Officer - CEO
Roberto Tobillas Angulo
Mikel Uriarte Albaina
Carmen Gómez Mayor
Chief People & Culture Officer
Francisco José Rionegro Lorenzo
360º General Director
Germán Pradera Lanza
Managing Director of Multitechnical Services
Jorge Álvarez Aguirre
Managing Director of E&C
Fernando Urrutia Cobaleda
Managing Director B2B Commercial
Susana Álvarez Nieto
B2C Business Managing Director
The Board of Directors and the directors under the Chief Executive Officer and who are members of the Management Committee receive remuneration commensurate with their contribution to the company, in line with its market standing compared to other companies of a similar size or with similar activities, and according to the provisions of the Regulations of the Board of Directors.
The Appointments and Remuneration Committee is responsible for proposing the remuneration policy which applies to this group to the Board of Directors.
The details relating to this matter are included in the Annual Corporate Governance Report and in the Annual Report on Directors' Remuneration.