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José Manuel Soria
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

José Manuel Soria

BUSINESS CONSULTING AND INNOVATION PARTNER

I am a Partner at Grant Thornton Cuyás&Soria. Previously I worked as a market analyst at the Spanish commercial office in Caracas (1980-1981), commercial technician and economist of the State (1984), civil servant at the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Trade (1984-1989), advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance, (1986-1987), head of the cabinet of the Secretary General of Trade (1987-1989),CEO of Consignataria Oceanic SA (1989-1995); and founder and CEO of Sorben Partners S.L., since 2017, at the same time I am Chairman of Island Green Power Spain and senior advisor of ALANTRA Corporate Finance.

I participate as a member of the board of directors of Grupo Domingo Alonso, yde SERVATUR hotels&resorts and member of the Advisory Board of different companies in the energy, financial, infrastructure, digitalization, tourism and industrial sectors.

I also served as Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (1995-2003), President of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria (2003-2007), Vice President of the Government of the Canary Islands, and Minister of Economy and Finance (2007-2010), and Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism of the Government of Spain (2011-2016).

I have been decorated with the Grand Cross of the Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Carlos III. (Las Palmas, February, 2022.)

Qualifications
  • Degree in Economics and Business Administration, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Degree in Law, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid
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