Rosauro Varo

Businessman and entrepreneur with more than 25 years’ investment experience. Specialist in technology assets and company scaling and growth.
A law graduate from the University of Seville, Rosauro is founder and chair of GAT Investments, vice-chair of Movistar Plus+, director of Acciona Energía and member of the Telefónica Spain advisory board.

He has been vice-chair of the PRISA Group, vice-chair of the telecommunications company Pepephone and a member of several boards of directors, including for the newspaper El Español.

Member of the board of directors of the Southern Spain Business Association (CESUR), he is a trustee of the Teatro Real, Madrid, the Alalá Foundation and the Knowledge and Development Foundation (CyD). He combines his professional activities with lecturing at university and participating in business schools, where he addresses subjects related to corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions and the digital economy.

José María Pacheco

Entrepreneur and investor with more than 35 years’ experience in developing business projects and in M&A transactions.

A graduate in economic and business sciences from the University of Seville, José María is the founder and chair of Konecta, a company that operates in 23 countries with more than 130,000 employees and a turnover of more than €2.1bn.

He is a member of the advisory board of the newspaper ABC Sevilla and of the Andalusian Business Confederation (CEA), a member of the executive committee of the Seville Chamber of Commerce and a director of Acciona. Prior to the creation of Konecta, he was managing director of Santander Consumer Finance.

He is the founder and chair of the Alalá Foundation, a project that seeks to combat school absenteeism and promote education in values based on the incentive of the chance to learn different artistic disciplines and take part in sport.