The main objective of the Advisory Board of FOCE is to advise on the areas of greatest interest of the company in order to facilitate the decision-making of corporate management as well as to offer advice for certain situations required by our clients.
Industrial entrepreneur with a long and extensive experience in Latin America what makes him one of the leading business development entrepreneurs in the region. Among other companies, he chairs Materials Mendoza that acts in different sectors such as investment banking and M&A in several countries of the region. He was a member of the Business Advisory Council of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris. He has been distinguished with numerous decorations among which the Commendation of the Order of Civil Merit of Spain points out.
Mubarak Al Sulaili has proven experience in business development and strategy in the Middle East. He is Vice President of the Kuwaiti company Al Ghaniim, one of the largest business conglomerates in the Gulf region with operations worldwide and specialized in different sectors such as engineering and infrastructure, industrial, automotive, services and food. He is also a member of several executive bodies of important companies in the Persian Gulf and European multinationals.
Dr. Hamid Jabr has extensive experience in business development in the Middle East. He chairs important companies of the region in the sectors of infrastructure, commerce, industry and real estate development, among which stand out the companies El Concorde or InfraRoad, as they are reference companies for the development of infrastructure and renewable energy projects in several Arab countries. He is also an executive member of several financial entities that operate in the Middle East and in Africa.
Javier del Río is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Consultores de Financiación Internacional and partner of SI Foreign Direct Investment. Since the beginning of his professional career he has been associated to the international world, working in different multinational companies, as well as the in the Spanish Administration and Banking. Since 1994, he is an entrepreneur and founder of several companies specialized in consulting and international projects.
He belongs to various business associations such as the Club de Exportadores e Inversores Españoles where he is a Member of the Board of Directors; of the Asociación Multisectorial de Empresas in which he is Advisor to the Presidency; and of the Brazil-Spain Chamber of Commerce where he is part of the Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee, as well as President of the Financing Committee.
He has a Law Degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and has a Diploma from the IESE Business School in the Senior Business Management Program. He also has a Diploma in European Communities from the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain.
Antonio Bonet has a strong professional experience and extensive knowledge of the Spanish and international business sector, foreign trade and current economic trends. He has extensive experience in projects with multilateral financing, having won more than 900 international competitions in more than 150 countries. Currently, Antonio is president of the Spanish Exporters and Investors Club (CEIE), as well as vice president of the European Federation of Trading Houses Associations (CITHA). He is a member of the Strategic Council of ICEX and of the Consultative Council of the Regional Competitiveness Index of the General Council of Economists of Spain.
He has been CEO of AECOM International Development Europe and member of the Steering Committee of AECOM Continental Europe and AECOM Global International Development.
In addition, Antonio is a Commercial Technician and State Economist. Previously, he worked in the Ministry of Economy as Economic and Commercial Advisor of Spain in China, Head of the Foreign Trade Cabinet and Head of Foreign Direct Investments.
Claudio has more than 20 years of experience in the leadership, support and development of infrastructure and construction projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
Previously, he was Head of Engineering, Risks and Contracts at QGMI; Project Director in the Doha metro tenders in Qatar and Country Manager also in Qatar. He has worked in Libya as a Project Director, Construction Manager, Site Engineer and Project Cost Controller.
Claudio has a degree in Civil Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal, a Specialization in Business Management from Fundação Dom Cabral and is a PMI certified Project Manager (PMP).