Biography of Juan Alvarez-Vijande

Juan Alvarez-Vijande

The Spanish Institute of Directors (IC-A, Instituto de Consejeros-Administradores), Executive Director


ecoDa Board Member / Nomination and Evaluation Committee




Juan Alvarez-Vijande has more than 19 years experience in the Boardrooms, as Non-Executive Director (as independent director among others), as Executive Director, Advisory Board member as well as Advisor to Boards on Good Corporate Governance Practices. Boardroom experience on Listed Companies, Non Listed and Family firms. Experience gained among others sectors in Telecommunications, Consulting, Energy, Infrastructures, Internet, Defence/Space, Franchise, and others. Among other companies are Amper Group, Cable and Wireless SA, Baytree International , Alcatel Space and Telefonica affiliates, Detea Corporation and others.


Currently and from 2003 he is IC-A (Spanish Board Directors Association) Chief Executive, and IC-A Co-founder. In addition to IC-A activities, he is ecoDa Chairman, he is in different boardrooms as well as advising Boards of Directors and Senior Management on Corporate Governance Best Practices and Strategy on different business sectors. Board Directors Training Tutor, Corporate Governance Practical Guides author for Board Directors, and independent advisor to Venture Capital firms.


As Senior Executive during more than 17 years he served as CEO/MD/CD in multinational companies and affiliates. During four years in Telecommunications sector , he has successful turnaround, restructured and refocus a major Telco group ; also as CEO has restructured and integrated various companies acquired by an USA based in Europe Telco (GTS) and set-up an USA multinational ASP group as partner founder.