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Corporate Governance Structure

Board of Directors

The structure of the Board of Directors is as follows:

Name or Corporate Identity of the Board MemberRepresented ByBoard OfficeStatus
Berkelium, S.L.Mr. Juan José Suárez AlechaChairmanPropietary
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Mr. Juan José Suárez Alecha

He has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of País Vasco. He is member of the Registro Oficial de Auditores de Cuentas (ROAC) and member of the Instituto de Censores Jurados de Cuentas.

He worked at Ernst&Young for 11 years, where he was Office Director of EY in Pamplona. Currently, he works as Corporate Finance Officer of Berkelium Group, where he joined in 2005. Prior to that, he was Director of Berkelium Group subsidiaries Nucap Europe (Joint-Venture of Berkelium with Nucap Inc between 2006 and 2010) and Icer Rail (Joint-Venture of Berkelium with Knorr-Bremse between 2010 and 2016).

He completed his training with a PDG from IESE in 2012. He is member of the Board of Directors of Azkoyen since 2011 and he is also member of its Audit Committee.

Mr. Arturo Leyte CoelloMemberPropietary
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Mr. Arturo Leyte Coello

He has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the Central University of Barcelona. He has a PhD in Philosophy. Researcher granted for a scholarship by the Bavarian government, he continued his studies in Philosophy and Methodology of Science at the University of Munich (1986-1988) and at the Ruhr University Bochum (1989). Professor at the University of Vigo, where he teached Logic, Philosophy and Human and Social Sciences. He was President of the General Library Commission of his university and Head of the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Philosophy. He has been guest professor and lecturer at several European and American universities.

His works include different scientific papers, publications and specialised articles. He is the lead investigator in several projects of the DGCYT of the Ministry of Education and Science. He is member of several international scientific societies.

Member of the Board of Directors of Azkoyen S. A. since 2005. He is President of the publishing company “La Oficina de Arte y Ediciones.”

Mr. Pablo Cervera GarnicaMemberIndependent
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Mr. Pablo Cervera Garnica

He studied Business Administration at CUNEF, where he graduated in 1987 and he also obtained an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from IESE (1988-1990). He started his professional career in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of AB Asesores, where he worked from 1990 to 1997, until he joined PwC in 1997, where he was appointed partner in 1999.

He retired from PwC in 2000 and founded Atlas Capital, a financial group operating in the Financial Advice, Wealth Planning and Venture Capital areas, where he held the position of Managing Director until 2010, after selling the Financial Advice and Wealth Planning businesses in 2007/2008. Since then, he has been Managing Director of Atlas Capital Prívate Equity, and has served as member of the Board of Directors of Azkoyen, Marítima del Estrecho, ADEA, Serviocio Group, among others.

Berkinvest Capital, S.L.Mr. Víctor Ruiz RubioMemberPropietary
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Mr. Víctor Ruiz Rubio

He holds a Law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid.

He began his professional career in the automotive sector working as General Director in the family owned business Icer Brakes, where he continues as the President.

He was co-founder of EUROFINSA, a leading business group in the execution of civil projects, turnkey Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects and concessions. The group has currently more than 5,700 employees and is present in more than 30 countries around the world.

He was Board of the Member of Ibersuizas, among others.

He is currently serving as Chairman of Berkelium Group (holding of Icer Brakes) and as Chairman of Friologic (Industrial Cold Logistic Company).

Mr. Diego Fontán ZubizarretaMemberPropietary
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Mr. Diego Fontán Zubizarreta

He holds a degree in Economics and Business from University of Navarra and an Executive MBA from IESE.

Since 2014 he is Managing Director of Crisgadini, a company with investments in the industrial and real estate sectors.

He started his professional career in Credigés, S.G.I.I.C. in 1997 as product manager assistant and then joined Banesto in 1999 where he was responsible for managing the equity portfolio and the area of issues and securitisations in the financial management department. He joined Eurofinsa Group in 2006 as Group Director of Diversification, taking responsibility for the area of Logistics of Industrial Cold, Real Estate and other subsidiaries.

Between 2014 and 2017 he was a Proprietary Director of Pescanova, S.A. and member of its Audit, Appointments and Remuneration Committee.

Europroperty, S.L.Ms. Ana Ruiz LafitaMemberPropietary
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Ms. Ana Ruiz Lafita

She holds a degree in Business Management and Administration from Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE – E2) and is member of EFA (European Financial Advisor).

Since 2016, she works in the investment team of Inverlasa, a family holding company with investments in the industrial and real estate sectors, among others. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Berkelium Group, Friologic, Lodones Inversiones and Finlar Inversiones.

She began her professional career in investment banking, in the M&A team of Houlihan Lokey and later in Alantra. From 2012 to 2016, she specialized in the financial asset management as an institutional account manager at Abante Asesores and participated in several wealth management and family enterprise programs at IEB (Institute of Stock Market Studies) and IE Business School.

Mr. Darío Vicario RamirezMemberIndependent
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Industrial Engineer at Polytechnic University of Madrid, he has completed the Executive MBA and PADE at IESE. In addition, he has completed several management development courses in international business schools.

He began his career in the automotive sector working for companies such as Bridgestone, where he held sales and marketing management positions, and Dunlop as General Manager for Spain. Later he worked as General Manager of Goodyear in the Nordic countries and CEO for Iberia.

In 2011 he changed to the security industry serving as Managing Director for Gunnebo in Southern Europe.

Since 2017 he is CEO of Thyssenkrupp Elevator for Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

He is member of the Board of directors of the German Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AHK), Vice President of FEEDA (Spanish Federation of Lifts), member of Círculo de Confianza de Nueva Economía Forum and member of YPO Gold.

Mr. Eduardo UnzuMemberExecutive
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Mr. Eduardo Unzu

Mr. Eduardo Unzu Martínez

He has a degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of País Vasco, and has had postgraduate training in Senior Business Management at the University of Deusto. He is member of the Registro Oficial de Auditores de Cuentas (ROAC).

He has developed his professional work in Arthur Andersen, San Sebastian office, as an auditor (1987-1990); in Internacional de Elastómeros y Plásticos, S.A., as financial director (1990-1998); in Icer Brakes, S.A. as financial, purchasing and systems director (1998-2000) and in Nucap Europe, S.A. – as the 2 previous companies located in Navarra and belonging to the automotive sector – as general manager (2000-2010).

Since June 2010 he has been working for Azkoyen, S.A. as corporate general manager and since 2011 as a member of the Supervisory Board of its subsidiary Primion Technology GmbH.

Mr. Aurelio Orrillo LaraNon-Member Secretary
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Mr. Aurelio Orrillo Lara

Developing his professional career in J&A Garrigues, he is the partner responsible for the office of Pamplona, specialized in Commercial Law. He is also Associate Professor of Commercial Law at Universidad Pública de Navarra where, in addition, he coordinates and teaches Corporate Law in the Master’s degree on accessing the legal profession.

He has been included several times in the US publication Best Lawyers in the group of the best Spanish lawyers in Commercial Law and mergers and acquisitions. He holds a Law Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Law, both at University of Navarra.

Board Committees

Audit Committee

NameRepresented byBoard OfficeStatus
Mr. Pablo Cervera GarnicaChairmanIndependent
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Mr. Pablo Cervera Garnica

He studied Business Administration at CUNEF, where he graduated in 1987 and he also obtained an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from IESE (1988-1990). He started his professional career in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of AB Asesores, where he worked from 1990 to 1997, until he joined PwC in 1997, where he was appointed partner in 1999.

He retired from PwC in 2000 and founded Atlas Capital, a financial group operating in the Financial Advice, Wealth Planning and Venture Capital areas, where he held the position of Managing Director until 2010, after selling the Financial Advice and Wealth Planning businesses in 2007/2008. Since then, he has been Managing Director of Atlas Capital Prívate Equity, and has served as member of the Board of Directors of Azkoyen, Marítima del Estrecho, ADEA, Serviocio Group, among others.

Mr. Darío Vicario RamírezSecretaryIndependent
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Mr. Darío Vicario Ramírez

Industrial Engineer at Polytechnic University of Madrid, he has completed the Executive MBA and PADE at IESE. In addition, he has completed several management development courses in international business schools.

He began his career in the automotive sector working for companies such as Bridgestone, where he held sales and marketing management positions, and Dunlop as General Manager for Spain. Later he worked as General Manager of Goodyear in the Nordic countries and CEO for Iberia.

In 2011 he changed to the security industry serving as Managing Director for Gunnebo in Southern Europe.

Since 2017 he is CEO of Thyssenkrupp Elevator for Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

He is member of the Board of directors of the German Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AHK), Vice President of FEEDA (Spanish Federation of Lifts), member of Círculo de Confianza de Nueva Economía Forum and member of YPO Gold.

Berkelium, S.L.Mr. Juan José Suárez AlechaMemberPropietary
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Mr. Juan José Suárez Alecha

He has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of País Vasco. He is member of the Registro Oficial de Auditores de Cuentas (ROAC) and member of the Instituto de Censores Jurados de Cuentas.

He worked at Ernst&Young for 11 years, where he was Office Director of EY in Pamplona. Currently, he works as Corporate Finance Officer of Berkelium Group, where he joined in 2005. Prior to that, he was Director of Berkelium Group subsidiaries Nucap Europe (Joint-Venture of Berkelium with Nucap Inc between 2006 and 2010) and Icer Rail (Joint-Venture of Berkelium with Knorr-Bremse between 2010 and 2016).

He completed his training with a PDG from IESE in 2012. He is member of the Board of Directors of Azkoyen since 2011 and he is also member of its Audit Committee.

Appointments and Salary Committee

NameRrepresented ByBoard OfficeStatus
Mr. Darío Vicario RamírezChairmanIndependent
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Mr. Darío Vicario Ramírez

Industrial Engineer at Polytechnic University of Madrid, he has completed the Executive MBA and PADE at IESE. In addition, he has completed several management development courses in international business schools.

He began his career in the automotive sector working for companies such as Bridgestone, where he held sales and marketing management positions, and Dunlop as General Manager for Spain. Later he worked as General Manager of Goodyear in the Nordic countries and CEO for Iberia.

In 2011 he changed to the security industry serving as ManagingDirector for Gunnebo in Southern Europe.

Since 2017 he is CEO of Thyssenkrupp Elevator for Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

He is member of the Board of directors of the German Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AHK), Vice President of FEEDA (Spanish Federation of Lifts), member of Círculo de Confianza de Nueva Economía Forum and member of YPO Gold.

Mr. Arturo Leyte CoelloSecretaryPropietary
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Mr. Arturo Leyte Coello

He has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the Central University of Barcelona. He has a PhD in Philosophy. Researcher granted for a scholarship by the Bavarian government, he continued his studies in Philosophy and Methodology of Science at the University of Munich (1986-1988) and at the Ruhr University Bochum (1989). Professor at the University of Vigo, where he teached Logic, Philosophy and Human and Social Sciences. He was President of the General Library Commission of his university and Head of the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Philosophy. He has been guest professor and lecturer at several European and American universities.

His works include different scientific papers, publications and specialised articles. He is the lead investigator in several projects of the DGCYT of the Ministry of Education and Science. He is member of several international scientific societies.

Member of the Board of Directors of Azkoyen S. A. since 2005. He is President of the publishing company “La Oficina de Arte y Ediciones.”

Mr. Pablo Cervera GarnicaMemberIndependent
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Mr. Pablo Cervera Garnica

He studied Business Administration at CUNEF, where he graduated in 1987 and he also obtained an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from IESE (1988-1990). He started his professional career in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of AB Asesores, where he worked from 1990 to 1997, until he joined PwC in 1997, where he was appointed partner in 1999.

He retired from PwC in 2000 and founded Atlas Capital, a financial group operating in the Financial Advice, Wealth Planning and Venture Capital areas, where he held the position of Managing Director until 2010, after selling the Financial Advice and Wealth Planning businesses in 2007/2008. Since then, he has been Managing Director of Atlas Capital Prívate Equity, and has served as member of the Board of Directors of Azkoyen, Marítima del Estrecho, ADEA, Serviocio Group, among others.

The Board Commissions are not regulated, however, their functions and the manner in which they function are controlled by the Board Regulations of Azkoyen S.A.

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