Name Position
Mr. Juan López-Belmonte López President
Mr. Juan López-Belmonte Encina CEO
Mr. Javier López-Belmonte Encina Vicepresident 1
Mr. Iván López-Belmonte Encina Vicepresident 2
Mrs. Fátima Báñez García Board member
Mr. José Fernando de Almansa Moreno-Barreda Board member
Mr. Marcos Peña Pinto Coordinating counselor
Mr. Gabriel Nuñez Fernández Secretary non board member
Mr. Ignacio Zarzalejos Toledano Deputy Secretary non board member

The Board of Directors s the Company’s highest decision-making, supervision and control body, except in matters reserved to the General Shareholders’ Meeting.

 

Its composition is adapted to the recommendations of the CNMV’s Good Governance Code for Companies.

 

All the directors were appointed on the basis of their merits, irrespective of gender.

 

According to the Bylaws, the Board must be formed by no less than five and no more than fifteen members.

 

As the highest decision-making body, it delegates ordinary business management to the management team and concentrates its activities on general supervisory duties.

 

Therefore, the Board must direct its policies towards:

  • Supervising Management
  • Evaluating the perfomance of managers
  • Adopting the Company's most important decisions
  • Liaising with shareholders

Duties:

  • To strive to ensure the regulatory requirements and the Company’s social and ethical duties are met
  • To ensure that no one person or small group exercises decision-making power within the Company
  • To ensure that no shareholder is treated more favourably than others

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing the strategic plan
  • Fixing management objectives and the annual budget
  • Defining the structure of the company group
  • Establishing the investment and financing policy
  • Approving the dividend, corporate governance and social responsibility policies

All the responsibilities of the Board of Directors are set out in article 5 of the Regulations of the Board of Directors.

 

Directors

Mr. Juan López-Belmonte López

Chairman and Chief Executive Manager

PositionDominical

First Appointment27 July, 2007

Latest Appointment31 May, 2017

 

Mr. López-Belmonte López has served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors for over 24 years. He holds a degree in business and economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1969 and Insurance Actuary. He was first appointed as a director of the Company on July 27, 2007, when Rovi was admitted to trading on the stock market, and was re-elected at the shareholders’ general meeting in 2012 and 2017. He has been President of the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid from April 2016 until April 2018. Has has been President of Personal Healthcare Association (ANEFP) and Deputy Chairman of Farmaindustria (National Trade Association of the Spanish based pharmaceutical industry). He is a shareholder of Norbel Inversiones, S.L. (Rovi’s controlling shareholder), with a holding of 20%.

Other Boards of Directors on which he sits
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Company
Position
  1. Company: 
    NORBEL INVERSIONES, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Chairman
  2. Company: 
    NORBEPA INVERSIONES, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Chairman
  3. Company: 
    LOBEL Y LOSA DEVELOPMENT, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Chairman
  4. Company: 
    INVERSIONES BORBOLLÓN, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Chairman
  5. Company: 
    ALENTIA BIOTECH, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Chairman
Shares held in company
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Mr. Juan López-Belmonte Encina

Board member and Chief Executive Manager

PositionExecutive

First Appointment27 July, 2007

Latest Appointment31 May, 2017

 

Mr. López-Belmonte Encina graduated in Economic and Business Sciences, specialising in Auditing, from CEU San Pablo, Madrid in 1993. He is a shareholder of Norbel Inversiones, S.L., where he holds 26.67% of the share capital (this company is, in turn, ROVI’s controlling shareholder), and General Manager and CEO of ROVI. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Governing Council and Management Board of Farmaindustria. Likewise, he was Chairman of the R&D&i Committee of the CEOE (Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations) from March 2015 until the end of 2018. He began his professional career working in different pharmaceutical areas of relevant international pharmaceutical companies in the United States and United Kingdom. He has been working for the Company since 1994, was appointed General Manager in October 2001 and has been the Company’s CEO since October 2007. In October 2020 he was named President of the National Business Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Spain (Farmaindustria). He was initially appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors on 27 July, 2007 when ROVI was first listed on the securities markets and was re-elected at the General Shareholders’ Meetings held on 2012 and 2017.

Other Boards of Directors on which he sits
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Company
Position
  1. Company: 
    NORBEL INVERSIONES, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Member
  2. Company: 
    NORBEPA INVERSIONES, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Member
  3. Company: 
    ALENTIA BIOTECH, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Member
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Mr. Javier López-Belmonte Encina

1st Vicepresicent

PositionExecutive

First Appointment27 July, 2007

Latest Appointment31 May, 2017

 

Mr. López-Belmonte Encina graduated in Economic and Business Sciences from Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF), Madrid, specialising in Financing, in 1998. He obtained a joint Executive MBA from Brown University and the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid in 2017. He is a shareholder of Norbel Inversiones, S.L., where he holds 26.67% of the share capital (this company is, in turn, ROVI’s controlling shareholder) and 1 st Deputy Chairman of ROVI’s Board of Directors. He began his professional career in the banking sector in 1998, working for Argentaria, S.A. in the United Kingdom as an analyst, and in the pharmaceutical sector with Medeva Pharma, also in the United Kingdom. He joined ROVI in 2000 and has been Chief Financial Officer since 2001. He has been Vice President of CEIM, a member of its Management Board and Chairman of its Health Commission. Likewise, he has been a member of the Social Council of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid representing CEIM and a member of the Board of Trustees of Fundación Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, representing the Social Council of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He was initially appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors on 27 July, 2007 when ROVI was first listed on the securities markets and was re-elected at the General Shareholders’ Meetings held on 2012 and 2017.

Other Boards of Directors on which he sits
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Company
Position
  1. Company: 
    NORBEL INVERSIONES, S .L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Member
  2. Company: 
    NORBEPA INVERSIONES, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    CEO and secretary
  3. Company: 
    ALENTIA BIOTECH, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Deputy secretary
  4. Company: 
    ENERVIT NUTRITION, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Member/Secretary
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Mr. Iván López-Belmonte Encina

2nd Vicepresident

PositionExecutive

First Appointment27 July, 2007

Latest Appointment31 May, 2017

 

Mr. López-Belmonte Encina graduated in Economic and Business Sciences, specialising in Auditing, from CEU San Pablo, Madrid in 1994. He is a shareholder of Norbel Inversiones, S.L., where he holds 26.67% of the share capital (this company is, in turn, ROVI’s controlling shareholder) and 2 nd Deputy Chairman of ROVI’s Board of Directors. As part of his post-graduate education, in 2008 he earned a Diploma in Advanced Studies which qualifies him as an investigator in the fields of economics, finance and accounting. He began his professional career in Germany, working in companies like Amersham, engaged in nuclear medicine, and Hexal AG, specialised in generics. He has been working for the Company since 1995 and has been ROVI’s Corporate Development Manager since September 2007. He was initially appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors on 27 July, 2007 when ROVI was first listed on the securities markets and was re-elected at the General Shareholders’ Meetings held on 2012 and 2017.

Other Boards of Directors on which he sits
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Company
Position
  1. Company: 
    NORBEL INVERSIONES, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Director
  2. Company: 
    BERTEX
    Position / Partner: 
    Joint abd Several Administrator
  3. Company: 
    NORBEPA INVERSIONES, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Director
  4. Company: 
    ENERVIT NUTRITION, S.L.
    Position / Partner: 
    Chairman
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Mrs. Fátima Báñez García

Board member

PositionIndependent

First Appointment20 December, 2019

Latest Appointment20 October, 2020

 

Ms. Báñez García holds a combined degree in Law and Economic and Business Sciences from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas -ICADE E-3- and continued her academic education with a postgraduate degree in Company Administration from the University of Harvard, Boston, MA, likewise completing the Public Management Leadership Programme at the IESE Business School. She was Minister of Employment and Social Security in the Spanish government from December 2011 to June 2018, and provisional Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality from August to November 2016. Also in the public area, she was member of the Spanish Congress of Deputies for Huelva (2009-2019), holding important responsibilities in the economic area of the Popular Parliamentary Group, as well as the position of chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Lower Chamber (2018-2019). Previously, from November 1997 to June 2000, she was a member of the Board of Directors of Radio Televisión de Andalucía. She began her professional life in the private sector as head of Corporate Strategy and Development of her family’s company group (1993-1997) and returned to private activity as a business consultant and advisor in November 2019. She has extensive international experience, having represented Spain on the EPSCO Council, at the G-20, at the Ibero-American Summits and at meetings of the OECD and ILO, as well as at international employment forums. Ms Báñez is currently President of the CEOE Foundation. She was appointed director of the Company by co-option on 20 December 2019, and re-elected at the Ordinary General Shareholders' Meeting on 20 October 2020.

Other Boards of Directors on which he sits
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Company
Position
  1. Company: 
    Iberdrola México, S.A. de C.V.
    Position / Partner: 
    Adviser
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Mr. Marcos Peña Pinto

Adviser and coordinator

PositionIndependent

First Appointment7 May, 2019

Latest Appointment12 June, 2019

 

Mr. Peña Pinto holds a law degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and passed the official examination to become a Technical Labour and Social Security Inspector. From 1984 to 1989, Mr Peña held the position of Labour Attaché at the Spanish Embassy in Italy. Subsequently, from 1991 to 1996, he was the Secretary-General for Health at the Ministry of Health and Consumption and Secretary General for Employment and Labour Relations at the Ministry of Labour. Between 2005 and 2006, he was appointed expert member of the Economic and Social Council, which he presided until April 2019. Likewise, Mr Peña Pinto has been a member of the Council of State due to his position as president of the Economic and Social Council. In April 2020, Mr Peña became a trustee of the CEOE Foundation. Regarding his other professional activities, it should be noted that Mr Marcos Peña is specialised in collective bargaining and has held the position of chairman of the Negotiation Committee for many collective labour agreements (e.g. Telefónica, Renfe, Repsol, Alcatel, Endesa, Astilleros, etc.). Furthermore, Mr Peña Pinto has been an arbitrator and mediator in various labour conflicts on a nationwide scale and is the author of numerous publications, often publishing articles with the written press. He was appointed as an independent director of the Company by co-option by the Board of Directors, accepting his appointment on 9 May, 2019, and re-elected at the Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting of 12 June, 2019.

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Mr. José Fernando de Almansa Moreno-Barreda

Board member

PositionIndependent

First Appointment9 June, 2015

Latest Appointment12 June, 2019

 

Mr. Almansa Moreno-Barreda holds a degree in law from the University of Deusto (Bilbao). Diplomat. He joined the Diplomatic Service on 2 December, 1974. Between 1976 and 1992 he held different positions: Secretary of the Spanish Embassy in Brussels, Cultural Attaché at the Spanish Embassy in Mexico, Chief Director of the Coordination Section of the Subdirectorate-General for Eastern Europe, Director of Atlantic Affairs at the Directorate-General of Foreign Policy for Europe and Atlantic Affairs, Political Counsellor to the Permanent Representative of Spain on the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Minister-Counsellor of the Spanish Embassy in the Soviet Union, Secretary General of the National Commission for the Fifth Centenary of the Discovery of America and Subdirector General for Eastern Europe, reporting to the Directorate-General of Foreign Policy for Europe. From 1993 to 2002, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I appointed him as Head of the Royal Household with the rank of minister and he was appointed as a privy councillor of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Telefónica, S.A. from 2003 to 2016, holding the position of chairman of the International Affairs Commission of its Board and forming part of several subsidiaries of Telefónica, S.A. in Latin America as a Board member. Likewise, from 2003 until 2015, he formed part of the Board of the Mexican bank BBVA BANCOMER. He has been a director of ROVI since 9 June, 2015, having been re-elected at the 2019 Ordinary General Meeting.

Other Boards of Directors on which he sits
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Company
Position
  1. Company: 
    Telefónica Móviles México, S.A. de C.V.
    Position / Partner: 
    Director
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Mr. Gabriel Núñez Fernández

Secretary non board member

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Mr. Ignacio Zarzalejos Toledano

Deputy Secretary non board member

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