He has a bachelor’s degree in Law and a diploma in Business Administration (E-1) from Comillas Pontifical University. He also has a diploma in Shipping from the London School of Foreign Trade and undertook a Senior Business Management Program (PADE) at IESE. He began his professional career in 1984 at the shipping agent Norton Lilly International in New York.

He was subsequently joint manager of Marítima del Norte (1984 – 2008), a company devoted to international shipping and one of the major Spanish shipping companies.

In addition, between 2006 and 2016 he was a director at Auxiliar Marítima, a company devoted to the management of ships.

Between 2001 and 2008, he was Vice-Chairman of The Standard Steamship Owners’ Protection and Indemnity Association (Bermuda), a maritime insurance company that insures approximately 10% of the global fleet.

He is currently Executive Chairman of Tanaua and Chairman of Fadotur, a company devoted to real estate development in South America.

He is also a director at Nullabor Holdings, a venture capital company devoted to investments in Southeast Asia; Kuruma Sport, a Toyota car dealership in Madrid; AXEL, a Lexus car dealership in Madrid; and Viajes Team3, a travel agency.