Board Advisor



Big Business Experience


SUEZ Treatment Solutions

Small Business Experience

Acciona O&M



Strong background (20 years +) leading large teams (1000 +) in German, British, French and Spanish multinational environments. Proficient in redefining and implementing strategies through large corporations, driving growth through innovation and business development, including acquisitions and P&L management, with a special passion and track record for top line growth and talent development. Self-confidence, out of the box thinking and communication capabilities are strong skills that, joined by Juan’s wife and three children support and happiness, have helped him to achieve success through his career.


  • MSc Civil Engineer from Madrid Polythecnic University (1998)
  • Proficient in Spanish and English, also able to understand and speak French and Portuguese

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Business Development
  • Waste and water design, build and operation
  • Passenger transportation and logistics
  • Change and restructuring management
  • Public procurement
  • European regulation and institutional relationships
  • European funds / investments
  • Contract management
  • Talent development
  • Construction
  • Concessions
  • Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
  • Merges & Acquisitions, and subsequent integration processes
  • Association management and
  • Golf


>2019: Advisor/Independent Consultant, supporting EQT, Biffa and other firms (GLG, Guidepoint, AlphaSights, ThirdBridge, ProSapient…) in the assessment for potential acquisitions and market opps.

2016-2019: CEO/Chairman ARRIVA Spain. Management and strategy implementation, reporting to London. 1.200 employees in Spain (€110m/y turnover). 60.000 employees in Europe (€5,3b/y). 100% subsidiary of the German state owned company DB (260.000 employees, €42b/y).

2014-2016: CEO/MD SUEZ Treatment Solutions S.A.U. (former DEGRÉMONT) in Spain and Portugal. 2012-2014: Services and Industry Director for Spain, Portugal and Africa.

2010-2012: Commercial Director for Spain and Portugal. As CEO, management and strategy design and implementation, reporting to Paris (France). 325 employees in Spain and Portugal (€70m/y). Worldwide Dégremont meant 2.500 employees (€1.5b/y), 100% subsidiary of SUEZ (80.000 employees, €15b/y). As Services and Industry Director, 170 employees (€35m/y). As Commercial Director, responsible for the order book and institutional relationships (private/municipal clients).

2003-2010.- BEFESA AGUA, S.A.U. (100% subsidiary of Abengoa). Regional director, led 85 people in Castilla León, Castilla La Mancha, La Rioja, Navarra, Madrid and Extremadura. Responsible from the bid and tender process to the P&L results and risks management.