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Corporate governance

ITP Aero is a Rolls-Royce Group owned corporate entity. The company has its own governance and management bodies, responsible for decision-making and the profit and loss account, as well as for safeguarding the interests of the different stakeholders.

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  • Board of Directors

    The Board is the primary managing body of the Company ultimately responsible for the direction and performance of the Company and the management of its businesses. It sets the strategy and objectives of both the Company and the whole ITP Aero group, and oversees and monitors internal controls, risk management governance and viability of the Company.

  • Executive Committee

    The Executive Committee, headed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), meets those persons holding chief executive functions in the Company and the whole ITP Aero. Runs the regular management of the Company and the ordinary ITP Aero business in accordance with the objectives set in the Strategic Plan.

Josep Piqué

Chairman of the Board of Directors

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Josep Piqué

Chairman of the Board of Directors. Non-executive director (independent)

Josep holds a bachelor's degree with Extraordinary Prize and a PhD in Economic and Business Sciences with Outstanding Cum Laude, as well as a Law Degree from the University of Barcelona.

During his public tenure in the Spanish Government, he was Minister of Industry and Energy (1996-2000), Minister Spokesman (1998-2000), Minister of Foreign Affairs (2000-2002) and Minister of Science and Technology (2002-2003).

In recent years, he has held top-level roles in private companies and Boards of Directors.

Carlos Alzola

Executive Director, CEO

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Carlos Alzola

Executive Director, CEO

Carlos has developed his professional career in ITP Aero, occupying various positions of responsibility.

In 2007, he was appointed Executive Officer of the Civil Business Unit, a position he held for ten years.

In 2017, he assumed the position of General Manager of the Externals business of ITP Aero.

He is an Industrial Mechanical Engineer (UPV-EHU). In addition, Carlos is Member of the Shareholders Board of the European Defence Consortium Europrop, Chairman of HEGAN (Basque Aeronautic Industry trade body) and member of the Board of the Aeronautical Technology Centre (CTA).

Diego García Bernabeu

Board Member

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Diego García Bernabeu

Non-executive director (independent)

Diego has developed his career within the Spanish defence institutions; since 1977 within the Spanish Air Force and from 1986 within the Spanish Ministry of Defence. 

Between 2007 and 2010 he worked for NETMA (NATO agency) being responsible of negotiating contracts with Eurofighter and Eurojet, among others. His last official position has been Deputy Director (Ministry of Defence) between 2014-2019. 

In addition to his military career, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and an MA in International Trade.

Alberto García Erauzkin

Board member

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Alberto García Erauzkin

Board member. Non-executive director (independent)

Alberto holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Deusto and is a member of the Official Register of Account Auditors and the Institute of Chartered Account Auditors (Instituto de Auditores-Censores Jurados de Cuentas) of Spain.

Since 1998 he has been working for Euskaltel, initially as Director of Finance and Control, subsequently as General Manager and currently as Chairman.

In addition, Alberto is a member of the APD, trustee of the Novia Salcedo Foundation and member of the Board of Directors of the Circle of Basque Businessmen.

Benjamin Philip Fidler

Board member

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Benjamin Philip Fidler

Board member. Non-executive director (proprietary, Rolls-Royce)

Benjamin holds a Master of Arts in Biochemistry from Oxford University.

Benjamin has been Director of Planning and Financial Analysis for the Rolls-Royce Group since 2017.

He developed his career as an investment analyst at Deutsche Bank AG, Dresdner Kleinwort and LEK.

Ben Story

Board Member

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Ben Story

Board Member. Non-executive director (proprietary, Rolls-Royce)

Ben Story is the Strategic Marketing Director at Rolls-Royce with over 25 years of investment banking experience. 

Throughout most of his career, Ben has focused on the industrials sector, including aerospace & defence and transportation. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Ben was Head of UK Investment Banking & Broking at Citi from 2013.

Previously, he worked at Deutsche Bank from 2005 to 2012 and at Morgan Stanley from 1997. Ben holds a BSc in Management Sciences from the University of Warwick. He is a Board Member of Transport for London and a Governor of the Warwick Manufacturing Group Academy Coventry.

Alberto Garelly

Secretary of the Board

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Alberto Garelly

Secretary of the Board. Non-executive director (independent)

Alberto holds a double bachelor's degree in Law and in Economics and Business Administration from the Comillas Pontificial University of Madrid (ICADE), has completed the Master of Financial and Tax Law at CEFT (Madrid) and is member of the Madrid Bar Association.

He joined ITP in 1992 as Director of Legal. He currently is chief legal officer of the whole ITP Aero group and Secretary of the Board at the parent company ITPSA.  

Carlos Alzola

Carlos Alzola

Chief Executive Officer

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Carlos Alzola

Executive Director & CEO

Carlos has developed his professional career in ITP Aero, occupying various positions of responsibility.

In 2007, he was appointed Executive Officer of the Civil Business Unit, a position he held for ten years. In 2017, he assumed the position of General Manager of the Externals business of ITP Aero. He is an Industrial Mechanical Engineer (UPV-EHU).

In addition, Carlos is Member of the Shareholders Board of the European Defence Consortium Europrop, Chairman of HEGAN (Basque Aeronautic Industry trade body) and member of the Board of the Aeronautical Technology Centre (CTA).

Luis Álvarez Rubio

Luis Álvarez

Chief Operations Officer

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Luis Álvarez

Chief Operations Officer

Luis holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Industrial Engineering from the University of Navarra.

He joined ITP Aero in 2017 as Chief Operations Officer.

He has built up a sound career in the industrial sector, working for different companies such as Gamesa/Areva Offshore, CIE Automotive, and GKN.

Manuel González San Segundo

Manuel González

Executive Director of Internal Governance and Resources

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Manuel González

Executive Director of Internal Governance & Resources

Manuel holds a bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Higher Technical School of Aeronautical Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He was awarded the "Francisco Arranz" End of Degree National Prize.

Manuel joined ITP Aero from the very beginning, in 1989. He has held senior positions in the company's in service support business, including Director of the Ajalvir plant, in Madrid. In 2007, he was appointed Executive Director of Organization and Resources.

Arantza Hallett

Arantza Hallett

Executive Director of Human Resources

 

Arantza Hallett

Executive Director of Human Resources

Arantza holds a bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Deusto.

Arantza's career has been closely linked to the area of Human Resources. After participating in different projects, in 1998 she took on the position of Head of Human Resources of the Zamudio facilities. In 2014, she assumed the responsibility of leading the company's Human Resources department.

Previously, she worked as a consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Mikel Lantero

Mikel Lantero

Executive Officer of the Civil Business Unit

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Mikel Lantero

Executive Officer of the Civil Business Unit

Mikel joined ITP Aero in 1998, where he has held various positions of responsibility in engineering and commercial aviation programmes. 

In 2014, he was appointed Business Director of Pratt & Whitney Canada.

He is an Industrial Engineer from University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Thermal Power from Cranfield University

Carmen Otero

Chief Financial Officer

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Carmen Otero

Chief Financial Officer

Carmen holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from University of the Basque Country.

Following an initial professional period at PWC, she joined ITP Aero in 2001.

Over the course of her career she has performed accounting functions and has led the Administration and Finance area.

In 2021 Carmen was appointed Chief Financial Officer.

Álvaro Santodomingo Martell

Álvaro Santodomingo

Executive Officer of the Defence Business Unit

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Álvaro Santodomingo

Executive Officer of the Defence Business Unit

Álvaro joined ITP Aero in 2008 as Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development.

Prior to joining ITP Aero, Álvaro worked over 10 years in corporate finance at Lehman Brothers.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas de Madrid (ICADE) and is CFA Charterholder.  

Erlantz Cristobal

Erlantz Cristóbal

Executive Officer of Engineering and Technology

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Erlantz Cristóbal

Executive Officer of Engineering and Technology

Erlantz holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Higher Technical School of Engineering of Bilbao and a Master in Thermal Power – Gas Turbine Technology from Cranfield University.

Erlantz joined ITP Aero in 2001 where he has served in various positions as Head of Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Head of different Rolls-Royce Trent programs and Head of Desing Integration.

 

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