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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

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.

Alberto García Erauzkin

Board member

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Alberto García Erauzkin

Board member

Alberto holds a 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

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.

Bob Stoddart

Board member

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Bob Stoddart

Board member

Bob is Chairman of the Rolls-Royce Group's Defense Client Business. Bob joined the Rolls-Royce Group in 1983 and has developed his career in a variety of areas including engineering, marketing, supply chain and operations.

Alberto Garelly

Secretary of the Board

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Alberto Garelly

Secretary of the Board

Alberto holds a double 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

Chief Executive Officer

Carlos holds a degree in Industrial Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU).

Carlos joined ITP Aero in 1993, where he has developed his career in various senior positions. In 2007, he was appointed Executive Director of the Civil Business Unit, a position he held for ten years. In 2017, he assumed the General Manager role of the Externals Business Unit.

Carlos is a Board Member of the European Defence Consortium Europrop, Chairman of the Basque Aerospace Cluster HEGAN and member of the Board of Trustees 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 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.

Marta Gimeno

Marta Gimeno

Executive Director of the Defence Business Unit

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Marta Gimeno

Executive Director of the Defence Business Unit

Marta holds an Aeronautical Engineering degree from the Higher Technical School of Aeronautical Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Marta's career at ITP Aero has been linked to Defence, holding several positions as Head of the Commercial Department, Offers and Contracts and New Programmes.

Manuel González San Segundo

Manuel González

Executive Director of Organization and Resources

 

Manuel González

Executive Director of Organization and Resources

Manuel holds a 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

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Arantza Hallett

Executive Director of Human Resources

Arantza holds a 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 Director of the Civil Business Unit

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Mikel Lantero

Executive Director of the Civil Business Unit

Mikel is an Industrial Engineer graduated from the Higher School of Industrial Engineering of the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) and also holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Thermal Power from Cranfield University.

Mikel joined ITP Aero in 1998, where he has held various senior positions in commercial aviation programmes. In 2014, he was appointed Business Director of Pratt & Whitney Canada and, since 2018, he has held the Executive Director of the Civil Business Unit position.

Miguel Santolaya

Miguel Santolaya

Chief Financial Officer

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Miguel Santolaya

Chief Financial Officer

Miguel holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a Master's degree in Economics and Business Management from the IESE Business School.

Miguel joined ITP Aero in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer.

Before joining the company, he worked in senior positions in Grupo Avanzit and Indra.

Álvaro Santodomingo Martell

Álvaro Santodomingo

Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development

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Álvaro Santodomingo

Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development

Álvaro has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Comillas Pontifical University of Madrid (ICADE) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst from the AIMR (CFA Institute, USA).

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

Prior to joining ITP Aero, Alvaro was responsible for mergers and acquisitions at Lehman Brothers.

Iñaki Ulizar

Iñaki Ulizar

Chief Technology Officer

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Iñaki Ulizar

Chief Technology Officer

Iñaki holds an Aeronautical Engineering degree from the Higher Technical School of Aeronautical Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, a Master of Science (MSc) and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering by Cranfield University.

Iñaki joined ITP Aero in 1994 where he has served in various positions as Head of the Aerodynamics Section, Head of the Aerothermal and Systems Department and Chief Engineer of R&D projects.

Iñaki has been involved in associations such as The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, European Turbomachinery Committee and International Society of Air Breathing Engines.

Elena Vicente

Elena Vicente

Executive Director of the Rolls-Royce Business Unit

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Elena Vicente

Executive Director of the Rolls-Royce Business Unit

Elena holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering of the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), a Master of Science (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering from the Cranfield Institute of Technology and a Programme for Leadership Development (PLD) from the Deusto Business School.

Elena joined ITP Aero in 1994 as a Design Engineer in the area of Technology and, since then, has held various senior positions in the fields of engineering and project management closely tied to the Rolls-Royce Trent engine programmes.

José Luis Zubeldia

Jose Luis Zubeldia

Executive Director of the In Service Support Business Unit

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José Luis Zubeldia

Executive Director of the In Service Support Business Unit

Jose Luis Zubeldia holds an Aeronautical Engineering degree from the Higher Technical School of Aeronautical Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from the IESE Business School.

Jose Luis joined ITP Aero in 2001 as Head of Sales Department in America. In 2008, he was appointed Executive Director of the In Service Support Business Unit.

Previously, he worked as Director of Integrated Logistics Support in the European defence consortium Europrop, and as Head of the Process Engineering Department and Deputy Director of Engines for Iberia.

 

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