Our Board has a diverse, global profile, with a strong focus on policyholder protection and on value creation for all stakeholders, and with a clear goal: to become a reputational benchmark in the industry.
James Perreten Shinehouse
President of Atlantic Financial Advisory Partners, Philadelphia. With 35 years of experience in business consulting and financial advisory, including Global Head of Kroll’s Financial Advisory Services and chief executive of multiple businesses across a variety of industries. His experience also includes complex multi-party negotiations in M&A and restructuring situations. He has served as a Director of dozens of companies, including as Chairman or with primary responsibility for corporate governance including as Chair of Audit and Finance Committees. Certified Public Accountant, KPMG and Arthur Andersen. Degree in Business and Economics, West Chester University. Adjunct profesor.
“With more than 4 trillion euros of life and pensions liabilities in Continental Europe, under the pressure of the new Solvency II requirements and low interest rates, we have a great opportunity to create a brand specialising in managing and consolidating portfolios in run-off “.
With over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Antonio has a widely recognized business, financial and technical background. He holds a degree from ICADE and a degree in Advanced Strategic Management from the IMD Business School in Lausanne. He began his career at Aegon in 1993 and joined CaixaBank’s insurance group in 1998. He was VidaCaixa’s CEO from 2013 to 2017. He was also Chairman of the Life and Pensions Group at UNESPA (Spanish Insurers Association) and a member of INVERCO (Spanish Collective Investments Association), as well as a Board member of the Swiss Life Network.
Murray is a partner at Nazare Capital and has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. Murray was formerly Global Head of Insurance Solutions at Japanese bank Nomura, where he was responsible for making principal investments in life insurance-related opportunities globally. As part of this role, Murray set up Nomura Re to allow Nomura to participate in reinsurance transactions with insurance clients. Prior to that, Murray was European Head of Insurance Solutions at Lehman Brothers in London, where he focused on European clients, and prior to that he was at Barclays Capital. Murray’s early career in finance was in providing M&A and capital management advisory services to European insurance companies.
Antonio Delgado Infante
Audit partner at PwC from 1989 to 2012, leading its Insurance practice from 1993 to 2002 and the Automotive practice from 2002 to 2007. Financial consultant and external advisor of RSM Spain Board, he chairs the Audit Committee of Bansabadell Insurance. Antonio has extensive experience in special projects related to financial due diligence, M&A and valuations. From 2003 to 2014, Mr Delgado was Secretary of the Board of the Catalonian Auditors Professional Association (CCJCC). He holds an Economics degree from Barcelona University, an MBA from IESE and has completed management courses at the Vevey and INSEAD Business Schools.
Eduardo Aguilar Fernández-Hontoria
“This project attracted my interest right from the outset thanks to its innovative, ambitious approach; I am very impressed with the long-term focus and with the Board’s commitment to reaching the highest governance and reputational levels.”
Experience in top positions in the insurance and financial industries, as well as in the public sector. He graduated as a Trade Expert and State Economist. Eduardo was the head of the Spanish insurance regulator (Dirección General de Seguros y Fondos de Pensiones), Managing Director of BNP Paribas, CFO of CNE (the National Energy Commision) and was head of foreign debt in the Spanish Treasury. He has sat on the boards of ICO, CESCE, Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros, Omiclear and OMEL, and he is currently an external advisor to various Spanish and foreign financial institutions.
Ignasi Camí Casellas
With over 30 years’ experience in the sector, Ignasi is currently an independent insurance and bancassurance consultant for Spain and LATAM. He spent most of his career at BancSabadell, where as CEO, he oversaw the insurance subsidiaries and the business development of the sales network. Ignasi was also responsible for restructuring the bancassurance agreements after the consolidation process in 2012-2014. He also led two Value in-Force Life (ViF) reinsurance transactions. He graduated in Economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and was a member of the executive committees of UNESPA, INVERCO, Círculo de Economía and Colegio de Economistas.
Santiago is Managing Partner at Nazare Capital, which invests in life-insurance companies and life-insurance portfolios. He has more than 20 years’ experience in advisory and management of alternative investments in Europe, and significant experience in the insurance run-off space. Santiago was also a founding shareholder of Catalina Holdings, one of the leading players in the consolidation of global run-off companies in general insurance. With extensive experience in the management of M&A transactions in the insurance sector, he was head of Nomura Investment Adviser and Co-Head of Ember Capital. Prior to that, Santiago worked at AIG-MezzVes, Bankers Trust and BT Capital.
María José Sánchez Andrade
Head of Legal and Secretary of the Board
After qualifying as a State Attorney, Maria José spent most of her career at a range of Spanish ministries, including the Spanish insurance regulator (Dirección General de Seguros y Fondos de Pensiones) and the General Secretariat of the Treasury, among others. She has sat on the boards of a range of institutions, including the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros, and held the role of Secretary of the Board on a number of them. She has participated in a number of key working groups, such as the FROB and the group overseeing the restructuring of the Spanish financial system and credit institutions.