Chairman of the State-Owned Company Renfe - Operadora (Renfe-Operator) and of the state-owned mercantile companies Renfe Viajeros (Renfe Passengers), Renfe Mercancías, (Renfe Freight), Renfe Fabricación y Mantenimiento (Renfe Manufacturing and Maintenance) and Renfe Alquiler de Material Ferroviario (Renfe Rolling Stock Hire).
Degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona and Postgraduate in Local and Regional Development from the University of Barcelona, Postgraduate in Financial English from the University Pompeu Fabra - British Council.
He was currently General Manager of the Fundación Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI). Previously, Blanco was Secretary General for Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism since June 2018 and until last December.
Previously, he was Director of Economic Development and Employment at L'Hospitalet de Llobregat City Council, Manager of Industrial Strategy at the Generalitat de Catalunya's Directorate General of Industry and Head of the Research and Publication Service of CIDEM, Department of Labour and Industry of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
In the field of teaching, he has taught at the Centre for International Studies of the University of Barcelona and at the Faculties of Economics and Business of the University of Rovira i Virgili and the University of Barcelona. He has also participated in courses and seminars in other national and international centres.
Corporate Manager, Deputy to the Presidency of the State-Owned Company Renfe – Operadora (Renfe – Operator).
A graduate in Economics and Business from the University of Deusto, she has spent her professional career almost entirely at Renfe. From 1997 to 2004 she held positions with management responsibilities related to sales and marketing duties. In 2004 she became Corporate Director of Purchasing, and the following year she also took on asset management duties.
Before her appointment, she was Director of Purchases and Property at the General Economic and Finance Department of the public business entity Renfe – Operadora (Renfe – Operator).
Director General of Operations
Chairman of Logirail
After studying chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela, he joined RENFE in 1981.
In the railway sector, he has held positions such as Area Manager in Salamanca, Product Director for the Northern Area of the Regional Passenger Transport Division, Director of Information and Customer Service and Operations Director of the Combined Transport Division.
Outside the railway sector, he held the post of Secretary General for Transport in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
Prior to his appointment, he was Deputy Director for Strategy at Adif.
Director General of Safety, Organisation and Human Resources of the Renfe – Operadora (Renfe – Operator) State-Owned Company.
He holds a degree in Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid and has been in charge of the Research Department in EPE's Directorate General for Development and Strategy since 2017.
Between 2012 and 2017, he was also Area Manager for Market Studies and Trade Promotion and Area Manager for Analyses and Projects in the General Directorate for Passengers.
Previously, from 2004 to 2012, he was Director General of Corporate Security, Organisation and Human Resources and Director General of Security, Organisation and Human Resources, International Affairs and Relations with Adif.
In his long career at Renfe, he has held positions including Director of Organisation, Communications and Human Resources Development, Director of Internal Communications in Human Resources, and the company's Press Office.
Director General Economics and Finance.
Economist, with extensive experience and a long career in finance and management control.
She has been Finance Director in various private and public companies.
In the public sector she has been responsible for financial management, management control, auditing, both private and public, and relations with government and European auditors.
In the banking sector, she worked as a risk analyst, corporate finance (venture capital for tech start-ups and innovative companies as well as conventional finance), in both private and public banking.
Director General of Development and Strategy of the Renfe – Operadora (Renfe – Operator) State-Owned Company.
Industrial engineer, and since 2012 Director of Mobility and Transport Infrastructure at Barcelona Regional Agencia de Desarrollo Urbano (Barcelona Regional Urban Development Agency).
With more than 30 years of experience in mobility, infrastructure and transport, he has been, among other things, Director General of Land Transport in the Catalan Regional Government, Director General of Land Transport in the Ministry of Public Works and held various management positions at Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) between 2004 and 2007 and at Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) between 2000 and 2004.
He has also been a member of various boards of directors, such as Renfe Operadora, TMB, FGC and Consorci Sagrera Alta Velocidad.
He currently manages the postgraduate in "Smart Mobility: Intelligent Transport Systems" at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and has been Professor of Planning and Transport Economics at the same university.
Secretary General and of the Board of Directors of the Renfe – Operadora (Renfe – Operator) State-Owned Company.
Secretary of the Boards of Directors of the following companies: Renfe Viajeros SME, S.A. (Renfe Passengers), Renfe Mercancías SME, S.A. (Renfe Freight), Renfe Fabricación y Mantenimiento SME, S.A. (Renfe Manufacturing and Maintenance) y Renfe Alquiler de Material Ferroviario SME, S.A. (Renfe Rolling Stock Hire)
Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles (Spanish Railways Foundation).
He has a degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and is a State Attorney.
He is a civil servant of the Corps of State Attorneys.
He joined RENFE as Legal Advisory Director and Secretary of the Board of Directors of RENFE in July 1998.
He has held the position since January 2005.
Director of Communications, Brand and Public Relations.
He has worked as a journalist. He has a degree in Marketing and Sales from the Instituto de Directivos de Empresa.
From 1983 to 1987 he worked as an editor in the business, specialised and general media.
He worked in different press offices, mainly at Telefónica de España, until he joined Renfe in 1989 in the Communications area.
In 1995, he was appointed Renfe's press officer, a position he held until his appointment as Renfe's director of Communications, Brand and Public Relations in 2004 and until 2009.
In 2010, he left Renfe and began working in the private sector, where he was in charge of Communications and Institutional Relations at Ence Energía y Celulosa S.A. until 2012. That year he went back to Renfe. After moving to the Studies and Projects department as Commercial Advertising Manager, he returned to the Communications area as Press and Social Media Manager, a position he held until the end of 2018, when he was appointed Director of Marketing and Sales at Renfe Viajeros. He remained in this position until July 2021, when he was appointed Director of Communications, Brand and Public Relations.
General Manager of Renfe Viajeros S.A.
Civil Engineer from Escuela Politécnica Superior de la Universidad de Madrid, Master's degree in Occupational Risk Prevention. From September 2019 to August 2020, she was Director of the Business Area of AVE and other Commercial Services, and from September 2018 to August 2019, she was Director of Business Monitoring and Digital Transformation in the General Directorate of Operations. Previously, she worked in systems management at Renfe and in various consultancies, IBM, PwC and Soluziona.
General Manager of Renfe Mercancías, S.A.
He has a degree in Naval Engineering from the Higher Polytechnic School of the University of A Coruña.
He was Director General of Land Transport at the Ministerio de Fomento from January 2012 to July 2018.
He has also been a director of Renfe Viajeros (Renfe Passengers) and Renfe Mercancías (Renfe Freight), between February 2014 and June 2015. In the Ministerio de Fomento, he has held the position of Deputy Director General of Inspection before International Organisations of the General Directorate of Transport, between June 2008 and January 2012, among other positions.
He was appointed to the position in September 2018.
General Manager of Renfe Fabricación y Mantenimiento S.A. (Manufacturing and Maintenance)
Academic background, Industrial Engineer from the School of Industrial Engineers of Bilbao, Industrial Technical Engineer from the Industrial Technical School of Santander.
At Renfe, he has held, among other positions, the positions of director of Freight Services in the Manufacturing and Maintenance Dept., director of Rolling Stock in the Freight and Logistics Services Dept., technical director of Rolling Stock in the Freight and Logistics Dept., or director of Rolling Stock in the B.U. for Grandes Líneas (Main Lines).
In his experience outside the group he has been general director of Irvia Mantenimiento Ferroviario.
From 2014 to 2019 he held the position of Area Manager for Rolling Stock and Business Development at Renfe Alquiler de Material Ferroviario (Renfe Rolling Stock Hire).
He has held the position since February 2019.
General Manager of Renfe Alquiler de Material Ferroviario S.A.
She holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid. She has developed her professional career at Renfe, Adif and Renfe and has held various positions of responsibility in management control, administration and purchasing, both in the Commercial Stations Business Unit of Adif and in the General Management of Renfe Mercancías. She has been head of Management Control and Procurement at Renfe Mercancías since April 2008. She has also worked as a director in companies such as Emfesa S.A, Alfil Logistics S.A, Combiberia S.A. and RailSider Logística Ferroviaria S.A..