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Board of Directors


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of 7 directors, of whom 5 are independent and 2 are proprietary directors.
Below is a description of the profiles of the members of the Board of Directors:

5 Independent Directors

Roger Maxwell Cooke
Independent Director

Mr. Cooke is an experienced professional with more than 30 years of experience in the real estate sector. Mr. Cooke joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1980 in London where he had a role in drafting valuation standards (Red Book). Since 1995 until the end of 2013, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield Spain, heading the company to attain a leading position in the sector.

In the 2017 New Year’s honours’ list, Mr. Cooke was awarded an MBE for his services to British businesses in Spain and to Anglo-Spanish trade and investment.

Mr. Cooke holds an Urban Estate Surveying degree from Trent Polytechnic University (Nottingham, UK) and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). Until May 2016, he was the President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain. Since May 2014, Mr. Cooke has been a Senior Advisor at Ernst & Young.

Isabel Aguilera Navarro
Independent Director

Ms. Isabel Aguilera has developed her professional career in different companies of various sectors. She has been President for Spain and Portugal in General Electric, General Manager for Spain and Portugal in Google, General Operations Director in NH Hoteles Group and CEO for Spain, Italy and Portugal in Dell Computer Corporation.

She has been member of several national and international Boards of Directors and Ms. Isabel Aguilera is currently member of Indra Sistemas (until next June 29th, when the maximum legal period elapses), Banco Mare Nostrum (BMN), Grupo Egasa and Oryzon Genomics Boards of Directors.

Ms. Isabel Aguilera has a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Sevilla, a master’s degree in Commercial and Marketing Management from IE, General Management Program of IESE and Program for Executive Management of Leader Companies and Institutions of San Telmo Institute. She is currently Associate Professor at ESADE.

2 Propietary Directors

Miguel Pereda Espeso

Proprietary Director

Mr. Pereda has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate sector. He has been a director of Grupo Lar Inversiones Inmobiliarias, S.A. for more than 10 years, and previously, for a period of 6 years, was Chief Executive Officer of Lar Grosvenor. In 2015, he was appointed Eminent Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in London.

Currently, he is the chairman of Villamagna, S.A., a company belonging to the Grosvenor Group, and of Altamira Lar foundation.

Mr. Pereda has a degree in business administration from Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain), an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (IE), participated in the Breakthrough program for Senior Executives of the IMD, has a Masters in tax from ICADE and participated in the Real Estate Management Program of Harvard University.

Laurent Luccioni

Proprietary Director

Mr. Luccioni has more than 18 years of experience in the investment and financial services sector. Currently, Mr. Luccioni is a managing director and portfolio manager in the London Office of PIMCO, where he oversees the European commercial real estate team. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2013, he was the European CEO for MGPA, the Macquarie-backed private equity real estate investment advisory company. Additionally, he worked with Cherokee Investment Partners in London.

Currentñy, Mr. Luccioni sits in the Board of Echo Investment, S.A., and Carmila SAS.
Mr. Luccioni holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a doctorate in civil and environmental engineering from University of California, Berkeley.

Secretary of the Board

Juan Gómez-Acebo

Mr. Juan Gomez-Acebo is a practising lawyer with over 30 years of experience. He started his professional career at the Spanish Public Sector where during a number of years, amongst other activities, was appointed the Spanish representative at the Contracts Group within the international programme of the European Fighter Aircraft (Eurofighter).

Following some time in a local Spanish legal boutique, in 1991 he joined the international law firm Freshfields as a Corporate/Finance lawyer. In 1995 he was elected international partner, becoming Freshfields’ first Spanish partner. In 2000, he was asked to set up Freshfields’ Real Estate Practice Group and, from that date, until 30 April 2014, he has been the head of the Spanish practice.

Currently he is the Head of BDO Abogados’ Real Estate Practice in Spain. He has a law degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, he joined the legal/audit group of the Spanish Ministry of Defence, has a Diploma from Wharton School on business studies and has participated in a number of legal seminars.

He is regularly mentioned by the international legal directories, such as chambers and Legal 500, as a “leading individual” in Spain for Real Estate Law.

Vice-secretary of the Board

Susana Guerrero

Ms. Susana Guerrero is the Legal Managerof Lar España and Vice-secretary to the Board of Directors of the Company. She joined Lar España in November 2014.

Previously she worked for 10 years as a corporate and M&A lawyer at Uría Menéndez, leading M&A deals and handling the Secretary of the Board in many companies from different sectors.

Ms. Susana Guerrero studied law at the Complutense University in Madrid and has an LLM in business law from Instituto de Empresa (IE).

Appointments and Remunerations Committee

  • Mr. Roger Maxwell Cooke (Chairman)
  • Mr. Alec Emmott (Member)
  • Mr. Miguel Pereda Espeso (Member)
  • Mr. Laurent Luccioni (Member)
  • Mr. Juan Gómez-Acebo Sáenz de Heredia (Secretary)

Audit and Control Committee

  • Mr. José Luis del Valle Doblado (Chairman)
  • Mr. Pedro Luis Uriarte Santamarina (Member)
  • Ms. Isabel Aguilera Navarro (Member)
  • Mr. Juan Gómez-Acebo Sáenz de Heredia (Secretary)

Board of directos remuneration