Ms. Ballester was appointed Director of Repsol at the Annual General Meeting on May 19, 2017.
Education: Graduated Cum Laude in Finance and Political Science from Boston College and holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York City.
Experience: She began her professional career at GTE Corporation (Verizon) in the United States as a financial executive, subsequently joining Booz, Allen & Hamilton as a strategy consultant for important multinationals in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal.
She has been CEO of 3i in Spain, where she gained broad experience in the private equity sector at international level, leading multiple investment transactions and divestments and participating in the institutional investors acquisition process for global funds promoted by 3i. She has also led numerous refinancing processes and several IPOs, and she has great experience on boards of different companies, both listed and unlisted.
From 2014 until January 2017, Ms. Ballester rendered services to EY as external adviser of the Transaction Services (TAS) division, to support the firm’s positioning in private equity services. She has also been President of the Spanish Association of Venture Capital Entities (ASCRI).
Other relevant positions: She is currently a Director of Promotora de Informaciones, S.A. (PRISA), Prisa Radio, S.A., a member of the Círculo de Empresarios non-profit business owners’ organisation, the Instituto de Consejeros y Administradores (ICA), Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and the International Women’s Forum (IWF), and she frequently speaks at business schools and professional associations. Furthermore, she is founder and Managing Partner of the private equity fund Nexxus Iberia I.
Board committees: Member of the Audit and Control Committee and member of the Compensation Committee.