Juan José Nieto
Country Chair For Spain
Juan Jose is currently the Chairman and CEO of NK5, a privately-held investment management firm. He began his professional career with Goldman Sachs in 1990 as a Financial Analyst in Mergers and Acquisitions in London. Between 1992 and 1997 worked with Bankers Trust (now Deutsche Bank) as the London-based Vice President/Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Spain and Portugal. He joined Telefonica in 1997 as Managing Director in charge of Ventures and Alliances, promoted to CEO of Antena 3. During this period he was also non-Executive Chairman of Vía Digital (now Digital+), and non-executive Director of Onda Cero Radio, Endemol and Pearson´s Spanish quoted subsidiary Recoletos. He was a member of Telefonica´s Executive Committee.
Juan Jose Founded Palmera Capital y Servicios in 2002, to advise and to invest in high growth and/or troubled private businesses. Between 2002 and 2012 was Chairman of quoted company Service Point, where he led a successful strategy to create one of the largest European Digital Printing groups. He served as a non-executive founding Partner of financial services firm Arcano in 2003, non-Executive Chairman between 2005 and 2008, and Chairman of Arcano Capital Investment Management business.
Business Administration Graduate by ICADE (Madrid), the London Business School (Finance Program) and Stanford University (Advanced Management Course). Juan Jose was elected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2005, and is married with five children.