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 22 years’ experience in the Boardrooms, as Non-Executive Chairman, Non-Executive Board 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 Board Director and Honorary 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 for Listed Companies and Large Private Companies.Corporate Governance Practical Guides author for Board Directors, member of the European group that elaborate the first Corporate Governance Guidance and Principles for Unlisted Companies in Europe ( 2010), Chairmen/Board Directors Training Tutor and independent advisor to Venture Capital firms.

As Senior Executive during more than 30 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, set-up an USA multinational ASP group as partner founder, and he has leading the major M&A corporate transaction developed in Spain in 1997 with large European implications .