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MONITORING OF GOVERNING BODIES BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE EXECUTIVE COMMISSION THE RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS PLAN ADVISORY OR CONTROL COMMITTEES AUDIT AND CONTROL SERVICE QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE REGULATION AND INSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS STRATEGY AND INNOVATION NOMINATING, COMPENSATION AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE THE CUSTOMER PLEDGE SUPERVISES THE COMPLIANCE FUNCTION SUPERVISES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • BOARD
  • EXECUTIVE COMMISSION
  • AUDIT AND CONTROL
  • SERVICE QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • REGULATION AND INSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS
  • NOMINATING, COMPENSATION AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
  • STRATEGY AND INNOVATION
JOSÉ MARÍA ÁLVAREZ-PALLETE PETER LÖSCHER FRANCISCO JOSÉ RIBERAS ISIDRO FAINÉ ÁNGEL VILÁ PETER ERSKINE CARMEN GARCÍA DE ANDRÉS IGNACIO MORENO WANG XIAOCHU JOSÉ MARÍA ABRIL JOSÉ JAVIER ECHENIQUE JUAN IGNACIO CIRAC LUIZ FERNANDO FURLÁN SABINA FLUXÀ JORDI GUAL MARÍA LUISA GARCÍA FRANCISCO JAVIER DE PAZ
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Mr. José María Álvarez-Pallete López
Born in Madrid, in 1963. Mr. Álvarez-Pallete has a degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. He also studied Economics at the Université Libre of Brussels (Belgium), holds an International Management Programme (IMP) from IPADE Business School and an Advance Research Degree from the Department of Financial Economics and Accounting of Complutense University of Madrid.
Position: Chairman & CEO
Category: Executive Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Chairman)
Date of first appointment: 26-07-2006
Date of last appointment: 09-06-2017
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Mr. Isidro Fainé Casas
Isidro Fainé born in Manresa in 1942. He holds a Doctorate in Economics, an International Senior Managers Program certificate in Business Administration from Harvard University, and a Diploma in Senior Management from the IESE Business School. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Economics and Finance and of the Royal Academy of Doctorate Holders.
Position: Vice-Chairman
Category: Proprietary Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Vice-Chairman)
Date of first appointment: 26-01-1994
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016
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Mr. José María Abril Pérez
Born in Burgos, on the 19th of March of 1952. He holds a degree in Economics by the University of Deusto and he has been Professor of such University during nine years.
Position: Vice-Chairman
Category: Proprietary Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Vice-Chairman)
Strategy and Innovation Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 25-07-2007
Date of last appointment: 08-06-2018
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Mr. Ángel Vilá Boix
He was born in Barcelona, 29th of July 1964. Mr. Vilá graduated in Industrial Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and holds a MBA from Columbia Business School where he studied with a Fulbright La Caixa fellowship. He is a Trustee in the Telefónica Foundation.
Position: Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Category: Executive Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Chief Operating Officer)
Date of first appointment: 26-07-2017
Date of last appointment: 08-06-2018
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Mr. Juan Ignacio Cirac Sasturain
Born in Manresa (Spain) in 1965. Ph. D. in Physics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Graduated in Theoretical Physics, by such University. Fields of Specialization in Quantum Optics, Quantum Computer, Atomic Physics.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Strategy and Innovation Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 08-04-2016
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016
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Mr. José Javier Echenique Landiribar
He was born in Isaba (Navarra) in 1951. Degree in Economic and Actuarial Sciences from the Basque Country University (UPV), and professor of Social Security Quantitative Techniques of the Economic Sciences School of Bilbao, UPV, for several years.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Member)
Audit and Control Committee (Chairman)
Nominating, Compensation and Corporate Governance (Member)
Date of first appointment: 08-04-2016
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016
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Mr. Peter Erskine
Born in London, 10th of November 1951. Mr. Peter Erskine holds a Degree in Psychology from Liverpool University and an Honorary Doctorate from University of Reading.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Other External Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Member)
Nominating, Compensation and Corporate Governance (Member)
Strategy and Innovation Committee (Chairman)
Date of first appointment: 25-01-2006
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016
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Ms. Sabina Fluxà Thienemann
Born in Palma de Mallorca in April 1980. She has a degree in Business Management and Administration and an MBA from ESADE. She has also studied a High Business Management Program at IESE.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Nominating, Compensation and Corporate Governance (Member)
Date of first appointment: 08-04-2016
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016
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Mr. Luiz Fernando Furlán
Born in Brazil, 29th of July 1946. He is graduated in Chemical Engineering from FEI (Industrial Engineering Faculty of São Paulo) and in Business Administration from University of Santana – São Paulo, with specialization in financial administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – São Paulo.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Nominating, Compensation and Corporate Governance (Member)
Date of first appointment: 23-01-2008
Date of last appointment: 08-06-2018
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Ms. Carmen García de Andrés
Born in Madrid on 15th of December 1962. She holds a degree in Economic and Business Sciences from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, ICADE.
Position: Director
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Audit and Control Committee (Member)
Service Quality and Customer Service Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 04-05-2017
Date of last appointment: 09-06-2017
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Ms. María Luisa García Blanco
Born in Córdoba (Spain), on October 25, 1965. She holds a law degree from the University of Córdoba (Spain).
Position: Director
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Service Quality and Customer Service Committee (Member)
Regulation and Institutional Affairs Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 25-04-2018
Date of last appointment: 08-06-2018
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Mr. Jordi Gual Solé
Born in Lérida in 1957. He holds a PhD in Economics (1987) from the University of California at Berkeley and is a professor of Economics at the IESE Business School and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Proprietary Director
Board Committees: Regulation and Institutional Affairs Committee (Member)
Strategy and Innovation Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 31-01-2018
Date of last appointment: 08-06-2018
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Mr. Peter Löscher
He was born in 1957 in Austria. He studied economics at Vienna University of Economics and Business at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He got his MBA from Vienna University of Economics and completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Service Quality and Customer Service Committee (Chairman)
Strategy and Innovation Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 08-04-2016
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016
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Mr. Ignacio Moreno Martínez
Born in Santander, on 30th of July 1957. Degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Bilbao. MBA from INSEAD.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Proprietary Director
Board Committees: Regulation and Institutional Affairs Committee (Chairman)
Audit and Control Committee (Member)
Service Quality and Customer Service Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 14-12-2011
Date of last appointment: 09-06-2017
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Mr. Francisco Javier de Paz Mancho
Born in Valladolid, 24th of July 1958. Mr. de Paz has a degree in Publicity and Information and studies in Law. He holds a PhD in Management from the IESE (University of Navarra).
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Lead Independent Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Member)
Nominating, Compensation and Corporate Governance (Chairman)
Audit and Control Committee (Member)
Regulation and Institutional Affairs Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 19-12-2007
Date of last appointment: 08-06-2018
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Mr. Francisco José Riberas Mera
Born in Madrid on 1st of June 1964. Degree in Law (1987) and in Economics and Business Administration (1988) from Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE E-3), Madrid.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Independent Director
Date of first appointment: 04-05-2017
Date of last appointment: 09-06-2017
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Mr. Wang Xiaochu
Born in Zhejiang, P. R. China, 24th of August 1958. Mr. Wang, a professor level senior engineer, graduated from Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications in 1989 and received a doctorate degree in business administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2005.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Proprietary Director
Date of first appointment: 30-09-2015
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016
José María Álvarez-Pallete López
Isidro Fainé Casas
José María Abril Pérez
Ángel Vilá Boix
Juan Ignacio Cirac Sasturain
José Javier Echenique Landiribar
Peter Erskine
Sabina Fluxà Thienemann
Luiz Fernando Furlán
Carmen García de Andrés
María Luisa García Blanco
Jordi Gual Solé
Peter Löscher
Ignacio Moreno Martínez
Francisco Javier de Paz Mancho
Francisco José Riberas Mera
Wang Xiaochu
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Mr. José María Álvarez-Pallete López
Born in Madrid, in 1963. Mr. Álvarez-Pallete has a degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. He also studied Economics at the Université Libre of Brussels (Belgium), holds an International Management Programme (IMP) from IPADE Business School and an Advance Research Degree from the Department of Financial Economics and Accounting of Complutense University of Madrid.
Position: Chairman & CEO
Category: Executive Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Chairman)
Date of first appointment: 26-07-2006
Date of last appointment: 09-06-2017
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Mr. Isidro Fainé Casas
Isidro Fainé born in Manresa in 1942. He holds a Doctorate in Economics, an International Senior Managers Program certificate in Business Administration from Harvard University, and a Diploma in Senior Management from the IESE Business School. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Economics and Finance and of the Royal Academy of Doctorate Holders.
Position: Vice-Chairman
Category: Proprietary Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Vice-Chairman)
Date of first appointment: 26-01-1994
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016
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Mr. José María Abril Pérez
Born in Burgos, on the 19th of March of 1952. He holds a degree in Economics by the University of Deusto and he has been Professor of such University during nine years.
Position: Vice-Chairman
Category: Proprietary Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Vice-Chairman)
Strategy and Innovation Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 25-07-2007
Date of last appointment: 08-06-2018
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Mr. Ángel Vilá Boix
He was born in Barcelona, 29th of July 1964. Mr. Vilá graduated in Industrial Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and holds a MBA from Columbia Business School where he studied with a Fulbright La Caixa fellowship. He is a Trustee in the Telefónica Foundation.
Position: Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Category: Executive Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Chief Operating Officer)
Date of first appointment: 26-07-2017
Date of last appointment: 08-06-2018
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Mr. Juan Ignacio Cirac Sasturain
Born in Manresa (Spain) in 1965. Ph. D. in Physics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Graduated in Theoretical Physics, by such University. Fields of Specialization in Quantum Optics, Quantum Computer, Atomic Physics.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Strategy and Innovation Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 08-04-2016
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016
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Mr. José Javier Echenique Landiribar
He was born in Isaba (Navarra) in 1951. Degree in Economic and Actuarial Sciences from the Basque Country University (UPV), and professor of Social Security Quantitative Techniques of the Economic Sciences School of Bilbao, UPV, for several years.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Member)
Audit and Control Committee (Chairman)
Nominating, Compensation and Corporate Governance (Member)
Date of first appointment: 08-04-2016
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016
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Mr. Peter Erskine
Born in London, 10th of November 1951. Mr. Peter Erskine holds a Degree in Psychology from Liverpool University and an Honorary Doctorate from University of Reading.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Other External Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Member)
Nominating, Compensation and Corporate Governance (Member)
Strategy and Innovation Committee (Chairman)
Date of first appointment: 25-01-2006
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016
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Ms. Sabina Fluxà Thienemann
Born in Palma de Mallorca in April 1980. She has a degree in Business Management and Administration and an MBA from ESADE. She has also studied a High Business Management Program at IESE.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Nominating, Compensation and Corporate Governance (Member)
Date of first appointment: 08-04-2016
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016
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Mr. Luiz Fernando Furlán
Born in Brazil, 29th of July 1946. He is graduated in Chemical Engineering from FEI (Industrial Engineering Faculty of São Paulo) and in Business Administration from University of Santana – São Paulo, with specialization in financial administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – São Paulo.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Nominating, Compensation and Corporate Governance (Member)
Date of first appointment: 23-01-2008
Date of last appointment: 08-06-2018
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Ms. Carmen García de Andrés
Born in Madrid on 15th of December 1962. She holds a degree in Economic and Business Sciences from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, ICADE.
Position: Director
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Audit and Control Committee (Member)
Service Quality and Customer Service Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 04-05-2017
Date of last appointment: 09-06-2017
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Ms. María Luisa García Blanco
Born in Córdoba (Spain), on October 25, 1965. She holds a law degree from the University of Córdoba (Spain).
Position: Director
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Service Quality and Customer Service Committee (Member)
Regulation and Institutional Affairs Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 25-04-2018
Date of last appointment: 08-06-2018
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Mr. Jordi Gual Solé
Born in Lérida in 1957. He holds a PhD in Economics (1987) from the University of California at Berkeley and is a professor of Economics at the IESE Business School and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Proprietary Director
Board Committees: Regulation and Institutional Affairs Committee (Member)
Strategy and Innovation Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 31-01-2018
Date of last appointment: 08-06-2018
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Mr. Peter Löscher
He was born in 1957 in Austria. He studied economics at Vienna University of Economics and Business at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He got his MBA from Vienna University of Economics and completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Independent Director
Board Committees: Service Quality and Customer Service Committee (Chairman)
Strategy and Innovation Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 08-04-2016
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016
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Mr. Ignacio Moreno Martínez
Born in Santander, on 30th of July 1957. Degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Bilbao. MBA from INSEAD.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Proprietary Director
Board Committees: Regulation and Institutional Affairs Committee (Chairman)
Audit and Control Committee (Member)
Service Quality and Customer Service Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 14-12-2011
Date of last appointment: 09-06-2017
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Mr. Francisco Javier de Paz Mancho
Born in Valladolid, 24th of July 1958. Mr. de Paz has a degree in Publicity and Information and studies in Law. He holds a PhD in Management from the IESE (University of Navarra).
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Lead Independent Director
Board Committees: Executive Commission (Member)
Nominating, Compensation and Corporate Governance (Chairman)
Audit and Control Committee (Member)
Regulation and Institutional Affairs Committee (Member)
Date of first appointment: 19-12-2007
Date of last appointment: 08-06-2018
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Mr. Francisco José Riberas Mera
Born in Madrid on 1st of June 1964. Degree in Law (1987) and in Economics and Business Administration (1988) from Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE E-3), Madrid.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Independent Director
Date of first appointment: 04-05-2017
Date of last appointment: 09-06-2017
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Mr. Wang Xiaochu
Born in Zhejiang, P. R. China, 24th of August 1958. Mr. Wang, a professor level senior engineer, graduated from Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications in 1989 and received a doctorate degree in business administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2005.
Position: Member of the Board
Category: Proprietary Director
Date of first appointment: 30-09-2015
Date of last appointment: 12-05-2016

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EXECUTIVE COMITEE

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José María Álvarez-Pallete
Chairman & CEO
Born in Madrid in 1963. Mr. Álvarez-Pallete has a degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. He also studied Economics at the Université Libre of Brussels (Belgium), holds an International Management Programme (IMP) from IPADE Business School and an Advance Research Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid.
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Pablo De Carvajal
General and Board Secretariat, Global Regulatory Directorate
Pablo de Carvajal has a degree in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Master’s Degree in European Law from the Free University of Brussels.
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Eduardo Navarro
Communications, Brand, Public Affairs, and Sustainability
Before assuming this position, Eduardo was President and CEO of Telefônica Brasil | Vivo, before that Eduardo held key global positions in the Telefónica Group, including Chief Commercial Digital Officer (CCDO) and Director of Strategy and Business Development. He was also Director of Strategic Planning and Regulatory Affairs for Telefónica Internacional.
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María García Legaz
Chief on Staff
María García-Legaz has a BA in Economic and Business Sciences from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Colegio Universitario San Pablo CEU). She began her professional career in the Telefónica Group in 1993 in the finance department and has held a number of different positions until being names as the Chief of Staff, heading the Chairman and COO Office in November 2012.
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Laura Abasolo
Finanze and Control
Laura Abasolo holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration studies from Universidad Comercial de Deusto and an MBA in International Business from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
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Enrique Lloves
Strategy and Corporate Development
Enrique Lloves holds a degree in Law and Economics and Business Administration and a degree in Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas.
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Chema Alonso
Chief Data Officer
He obtained doctorates in Computer Security at the King Juan Carlos University and Technical Engineering in Computer Systems at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The latter institution appointed him as Honorary Ambassador of the University School of Computer Science in 2012.
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Marta Machicot
People
Marta Machicot holds a law degree from the University of Navarra and MBA from the Instituto de Empresa. She is a member of the Telefónica Group since 1998.
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Ángel Vilá
Chief Operating Officer
Born in Barcelona in 1964. Mr. Vilá graduated in Industrial Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona) and holds a MBA from Columbia Business School (New York) where he studied with a Fulbright La Caixa fellowship.
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Guillermo Ansaldo
Chief Global Resources Officer
Guillermo Ansaldo, was born in Argentina in 1962. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a Master in Business Administration from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College.
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Mariano De Beer
Chief Commercial Digital Officer
Mariano graduated from UADE in Argentina, obtained an MBA from Georgetown University and has completed Executive Programs at INSEAD, IESE and Stanford University School of Business.
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Alfonso Gómez Palacio
Telefónica North Hispam
Alfonso Gómez Palacio is a Colombian lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He has studies in Political Science at Loras College (Dubuque – USA) and Taxation at Universidad del Rosario. He is a member of Telefónica Group since 2006.
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Bernardo Quinn
Telefónica South Hispam
Bernardo Quinn graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires and has an MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
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Christian Gebara
Telefónica Brazil
Christian holds a degree in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation – São Paulo and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business – Stanford University.
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Emilio Gayo Rodríguez
Telefónica Spain
Holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Politécnica University of Madrid and an MBA from IESE Business School.
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Mark Evans
Telefónica U.K.
Mark Evans became Chief Executive Officer of Telefónica UK (O2) on 1st August 2016. He was also appointed as a member of Telefónica SA Executive Committee. Mark was previously Chief Financial Officer for Telefónica UK, a position he held since January 2012. Mark Evans also oversees the running of GiffGaff, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telefónica.
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Markus Hass
Telefónica Deutschland
Markus Haas was born in Munich in 1972. Markus Haas is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG as of January 2017. In this role, he also continues to manage the Company’s core operating business, which he has overseen as Chief Operating Officer (COO) since 2014.

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Sustainability is based on Telefónica’s Responsible Business
Principles
, which define a framework for action with the different
stakeholders.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

STRUCTURE OF THE REMUNERATION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS IN 2019

At Telefónica, results-based remuneration has a significant weighting in the total remuneration
(remuneration structure for achievement of targets at 100% or target level)

40% 39% 21% 79% Results-based remuneration Chairman and CEO 24% 36% 40% Chief Operating Officer 76% Results-based remuneration Fixed remuneration Annual Variable Remuneration Long-term Share Incentive

Fixed remuneration of directors

(1) ) In addition, expenses of 1,000 euros are paid for attendance at each meeting of the Advisory or Control Committees.
(2) In this regard, the CEO has foregone payment of the aforementioned amounts (i.e. 240,000 euros as Chairman of the Board of Directors and 80,000 euros as Chairman of the Delegated Committee).

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