He holds a Law degree and diploma in Business Administration (E-1) from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), a Diploma in Shipping from the London School of Foreign Trade and a Senior Business Management Programme (PADE) from IESE.

He began his professional career in 1984, at shipping agents 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 of 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, Chairman of Fadotur, a company devoted to real estate development in South America, and forms part of Sociedad Operadora Hotelera HA, devoted to the administration and operation of hotels in Chile.

He is also a director of Nullabor Holdings, a private equity house 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.

He belongs to the Boards of Directors of Tanaua, S.A., Fadotur, S.L., Operadora Hotelera HA, S.A., Nullabor Holdings, Kuruma Sport, S.A., Automoviles AXEL, S.A. and Viajes Team3, S.A.