Board of Directors

José Parés Gutiérrez - Chairman of the Board (proprietary Director)
Chairman of the Board

Mr. José Parés Gutiérrez is a Senior Executive with extensive international experience and a proven track record in marketing, sales, operations finance and management.

Since 2013 he is the Chief Executive Officer of Finaccess Capital (Mexico), responsible for managing several hundreds of million dollars portfolio. He is also the Director of the Board of Crown Imports, Chicago, Il, the Vice Chairman of the Board of MMI, Toronto, Canada, Director of the Board of DIFA, Mexico and former member of the Beer Chamber of Mexico.

Previously, Mr. Parés Gutiérrez worked for 19 years in Grupo Modelo (Mexico), in various positions. During last 5 years of employment, including financial crisis years, he contributed as the Vice President of Marketing and Sales International to growth of Grupo Modelo’s revenue form USD 1 billion to USD 3 billion.

Mr. Parés Gutiérrez graduated from Universidad Panamericana, Mexico (Business and Finance) and completed his MBA at ITAM, Mexico as well as the Business D-1 Program at IPADE, Mexico and Executive Programme at Wharton, San Francisco.

Mr. Parés Gutiérrez has been a member of the Board of Directors since the registration of AmRest in Spain (12 March 2018). Earlier (since 21 September 2015) he had been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

Luis Miguel Álvarez Pérez - Vice-Chairman of the Board (proprietary Director)
Vice-Chairman of the Board

Mr. Luis Miguel Álvarez Pérez is a Board Member, Audit Committee Member and Investment Committee Member of Fianccess, S.A.P.I. (since 2013). He is also the Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Compitalia, S.A. de C.V., a family investment company business which primarily invests directly in target companies through equity holdings and real estate investments, primarily in sectors such as: clean energy, biofuels, oils and derivatives, quick service restaurants, real estate projects and financial funds.

For over 25 years he occupied different positions on several Grupo Modelo´s subsidiaries and headquarters (including the Vertical Companies Director of Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V., President & General Manager of Gmodelo Agriculture, LLC., Idaho Falls, Idaho, Vice President & General Manager of Gmodelo Agriculture, Inc.). He has also spent 8 years of his career in Grupo Modelo in Idaho Falls, ID, USA as the President and General Manager of a new malting plant facility.

Mr. Álvarez Pérez continues to be actively involved as a board member of different companies and NGO´s. Apart from various positions in Finaccess, he is currently a Board Member of BioFin Services, S.A. de C.V. (SOFOM ENR), Biofields, S.A., Algenol, LLC, Christel House Mexico, A.C., Sueños y Conceptos Inmobiliarios, S.A. de C.V., Grupo Aradam, SAPI and the Chairman of the Board of Tenedora Santa Hortensia, SAPI. and Fornix, S.A. de C.V. His former board positions include: Alternate Board Member and Executive Committee Member of Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V., Board Member and Executive Committe Member of InteGrow Malt, LLC., as well as Board Member of Impulsora Agrícola, S.A. and International CO2 Extraction, LLC.

Mr. Álvarez Pérez graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana (Industrial Engineering) and completed the International Management Program at Ft. Lauderdale, Flo. (IPADE), PADI – International Top Management Program (ITAM, Ashridge, Kellog, IMD, Standford) and the Building Skills for Success program at Wharton.

Mr. Álvarez Pérez has been a member of the Board of Directors since the registration of AmRest in Spain (12 March 2018). Earlier (since 21 September 2015) he had been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

Carlos Fernández González - Member of the Board (proprietary)
Member of the Board

Over the last 30 years, Mr. Carlos Fernández González has held management positions in various business sectors. These positions were highly complex and required Mr. Fernández González to have a high level of skill and responsibility.

He was the CEO (1997-2013) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (2005-2013) of Modelo Group. From the time he was named CEO, up to 2013, this group consolidated its position as the leading brewing company in Mexico, the seventh biggest worldwide and the world's biggest beer exporter.

He has also served on the boards of national and international companies, including Anheuser Busch (US), Emerson Electric Co. (US), Seeger Industrial (Spain), Grupo Televisa (Mexico), Crown Imports, Ltd. (US), Inbursa (Mexico) and Mexican Stock Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores). He has served on the advisory board of the Modelo Group and has also been a member of the international advisory board at Banco Santander, S.A. and a director of Grupo Financiero Santander México S.A.B de C.V.

Mr. Fernández González is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Finaccess S.A.P.I. de C.V. – a company of which he was founder – which is active in Mexico, Spain and the US. He is also an independent director of Banco Santander, S.A. and a non-executive director of Inmobiliaria Colonial, S.A.

Mr. Fernández González is an industrial engineer and has also studied on senior management programmes at the IPADE Business School (Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa).

Mr. Fernández González has been a member of the Board of Directors since the registration of AmRest in Spain (12 March 2018). Earlier (since 12 December 2016) he had been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

 

Romana Sadurska - Member of the Board (independent)
Member of the Board

Ms. Romana Sadurska, Law graduate (University of Warsaw), PhD from the Polish Academy of Sciences and LLM from Yale University, has more than 30 years of experience in different positions linked to the legal sector.

Her legal research, publications and teaching at the University of Sydney, the National University of Australia and the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, were focused on International Law, Jurisprudence, European Community Law and Constitutional Law. 

For more than 15 years she was partner and Secretary General of the Spanish law firm Uría Menéndez, and headed the Central and East European Desk of said firm as well.

Currently she is the Executive Vice-Chair of the Fundación Profesor Uría, and holds positions of trustee of the Aspen Institute Spain, member of the International Advisory Board of the Instituto de Empresa and of the Advisory Board of Uría Menéndez. She is also Honorary Member of the Polish Academy of Gastronomy.

 

Pablo Castilla Reparaz - Member of the Board (independent)
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Pablo Castilla Reparaz is a Spanish citizen. He has been involved in the banking sector working for the Spanish bank Banco Santander, S.A. for the last 30 years and has broad experience in M&A transactions. He currently holds position of Managing Director of Corporate Legal Advice / Legal Manager of corporate transactions of Grupo Santander. His scope of responsibilities includes M&A transactions in many jurisdictions both EU and non–EU. Mr. Pablo Castilla Reparaz held functions of Director of Santander Direkt Bank (Germany), Director of Banco Mercantil (Peru), Non-member Secretary of BT Telecomunicaciones S.A. and Member Secretary of Open Bank, S.A.; and still holds positions as Member Secretary of Santander Investment, S.A. and Secretary of the Investments Committee of Grupo Santander.

Mr. Castilla holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Laws (Universidad de San Pablo) as well as a Master’s Degrees in Tax Legal Advice and EU Law (ICAI – ICADE) and finished Advanced Management Program for Overseas Bankers (the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania). He is also a member of the Madrid Bar Association.

Mr. Castilla meets all the criteria required for the independent member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Castilla Reparaz has been a member of the Board of Directors since the registration of AmRest in Spain (12 March 2018). Earlier (since 1 January 2017) he had been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

Mustafa Ogretici - Member of the Board (independent)
Member of the Board

Mr. Mustafa Ogretici is a British citizen. He specializes in gastronomy and real estate sectors. His experience includes managing restaurants and franchising. He has owned and run restaurants in the United Kingdom since 1997. Since 2005 he has been real estate investor.

Mr. Ogretici graduated with a distinction from Cassio Campus College, Watford, where he studied Business Management and Law.

Mr. Ogretici meets all the criteria required for the independent member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Ogretici has been a member of the Board of Directors since the registration of AmRest in Spain (12 March 2018). Earlier (since 1 January 2017) he had been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

Emilio Fullaondo Botella - Member of the Board (independent)
Member of the Board

Emilio Fullaondo holds a degree in Public Accounting and an MBA from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and completed the Executive Management of the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE).

He has held senior management positions for more than 23 years in the beer industry, leading different areas related to the financial department of the ​​Mexican beer group Grupo Modelo, including four years as Chief Financial Officer and later in the Belgian company AB InBev after it acquired Grupo Modelo as Chief People Officer for Middle Americas until his resignation in January 2019.

He is also an Independent Director of Restaurant Brands, which is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Committees of the Board of Directors

Audit and Control Committee is formed of three members:
- Mr. Emilio Fullaondo Botella (Chairman of the Committee)
- Mr. Pablo Castilla Reparaz
- Mr. Mustafa Ogretici

Appointments and Remuneration Committee is formed of three members:
- Mr. Pablo Castilla Reparaz (Chairman of the Committee)
- Mrs. Romana Sadurska
- Mr. Luis Miguel Álvarez Pérez
- Mr. Emilio Fullaondo Botella

Executive Committee is formed of three members.
- Mr. José Parés Gutiérrez (Chairman of the Committee)
- Mr. Luis Miguel Álvarez Pérez
- Mr. Pablo Castilla Repáraz

Health & Safety Committee
- Mr. Mustafa Ogretici (Chairman of the Committee)
- Mr. José Parés Gutiérrez
- Mr. Pablo Castilla Reparaz

Secretary of the Board of Directors (non-director)

 

Eduardo Rodríguez-Rovira - Secretary of the Board of Directors

Mr. Eduardo Rodríguez-Rovira holds Law Degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Business and Economic Sciences Degree from The National Distance Education University (UNED) and Special Licence in European Law from Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Mr. Rodríguez-Rovira is a member of International Bar Association and International Swap Dealers Association.

In 1990 Mr. Rodríguez-Rovira joined recognizable law firm Uría Menéndez, where in 2000 he became a partner.

From March 2001 to September 2003, Mr. Rodríguez-Rovira was based in Buenos Aires office, where he was principally involved in advising foreign and Spanish clients on their investments in Latin America. He has been the head of the Latin America practice group since his return to Spain. He specializes in debt restructuring, corporate acquisitions and financial regulatory matters, including undertakings for collective investment.

Mr. Rodríguez-Rovira became the Secretary of AmRest’s Board of Directors in March 2018.

 

Jaime Tarrero Martos - Deputy Secretary of the Board of Directors and Corporate Affairs Director

Mr. Jaime Tarrero Martos holds the positions of Board's Deputy Secretary and Corporate Affairs Director of AmRest Holdings, SE.

Mr.  Tarrero Martos holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Mr.  Tarrero Martos has extensive experience in Corporate, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions after practicing for more than 12 years at a Spanish top law firm, coupled with one year of experience as International Lawyer at the US law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Mr.  Tarrero Martos has been a lecturer on Corporate and Capital Markets Law at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid and a lecturer on master’s degree at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE).

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