Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros
High Commissioner for the 'Spain' Brand. Former Inditex VP & Former CEO at Mercedes-Benz Spain & Iberia.
Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros was President of Daimler Chrysler Spain Holding’s Board of Directors and President Chief Executive Officer for Mercedes Benz Spain for more than 20 years. Now he is Vice President at Inditex and advisor to Acciona and Schindler. He is also President of the Board of Directors of Muprespa Fraternity.
He belongs to the board of several universities and foundations and is member of the Advisory Board of the Spanish newspapers Expansion and Actualidad Económica. In the international arena he is Advisor at the English group Yell and at the Dutch company Arcadis.
For over twenty years he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mercedes Benz Spain and President of Iberia and the Spanish Business Circle. He is currently High Commissioner for the 'Spain' Brand, Director of Acciona and Vice President of Inditex.
He has been Sales Director and Vice-President of the National Institute of Industry in Spain; President of the airlines Iberia and Aviaco; member of the Board of Directors of the International Air Transport Association and President of the Spanish Entrepreneur Association, the Spanish Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers and the International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers.
He worked for the Spanish Government as Spanish Commercial Aggregate in Chicago. This experience enabled him to eventually become the first president of Bodegas Gónzalez- Byass who wasn’t a member of the González family, a landmark decision in a company that goes back to 1835.
Espinosa de los Monteros, who holds a Master in Business Administration from Northwestern University, has recently taken office as High Commissioner for the 'Spain' Brand. His main goal will be to improve Spain's image abroad, as well as to support the planning of activities at an international level and oversee their completion. He will also support overseas promotion activities and foster joint public-private partnership action.
He has been Professor of Economy at ICADE; member of NATO’s Wisemen Group for the analysis of European industry, and consultant at the CEE for the study of the future of the aeronautic industry.