Ildefonso de Matías
Aeronautical Engineer with 45 years of professional experience in Civil Engineering and Transport. Expert in Construction Systems for Transport Infrastructures and in Planning of Large Projects. High specialization in Management, Organization, Planning and Business Management.
Senior Manager of Metro de Madrid between 1987 and 2003, being responsible for the Engineering Directorate. From 2003 he held the position of Managing Director until 2011. He has been President of Transportes Ferroviarios de Madrid (TFM) and Vice President of Metros Ligeros de Madrid (MLM).
He has led International Public Transport Organizations as president of Alamys and vice president of UITP.
Professor of Leadership at the Armed Forces College. Co-author of the book “Leadership in XXI Century Armed Forces”. Awarded the Cross of Aeronautical Merit with White Badge.
He has been president of the Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic in Spain.
Mining Engineer with more than 35 years of professional career in the rail transport sector. Extensive experience in all phases of the life cycle of projects for the construction of mass transport systems and operation of such systems, from planning to commissioning, operation and maintenance.
Specialized in the management and administration of infrastructure engineering projects and railway facilities, as well as in the supervision of their construction and subsequent maintenance, both in Spain and abroad.
Senior Manager of Metro de Madrid between 1989 and 2012, holding, among others, the position of Director of Facilities, Systems and Communications.
Expert in the leadership of multidisciplinary teams in complex and multicultural projects, and pressure situations, as well as the management of change and cultural transformation of reactive organizations.
José Antonio Santos
DIRECTOR DE CONSULTORÍA FERROVIARIA
Senior Industrial Engineer with 22 years of experience in the world of railway sector covering both the set of Phases related to the supply and operation of rolling stock (Design, Construction, Commissioning, Maintenance, and Modernization), as well as the Management and Maintenance of Metro Transport Systems.
Multidisciplinary Postgraduate Training in several areas including infrastructure management.
International experience having worked with operators in Europe, Africa, as well as North America and Latin America, residing in several countries, managing multidisciplinary teams and participating in international megaprojects.
DIRECTOR DE OPERACIÓN DE SISTEMAS DE TRANSPORTE MASIVO
Degree in Political Science and Sociology with 30 years of professional career in the rail transport sector. Extensive experience in all phases of the life cycle of a project for the construction and operation of mass transport networks as well as in the definition of operation plans.
Specialized in the design, management and administration of projects related to the Railway Operation.
Expert in the leadership of multidisciplinary teams in pressure situations, as well as the management of change of transport organizations.
He has been a director of Metro de Madrid between 1992 and 2012. Responsable in charge of Director of Maintenance of Rolling Stock. Great communication capacity and strategic vision focus to results.
DIRECTOR DE CONSULTORÍA EN GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE RIESGOS CORPORATIVOS, SEGURIDAD Y SALUD, Y MEDIOAMBIETE
Dr in Chemical Sciences and ExMBA with more than 37 years of professional career in the production and marketing sector of the Chemical Industry and in the field of Consulting, both technical and strategic, of the Management of Operational Business Risks of various sectors (administration, business confederations, energy, refining, oil exploration, chemistry, transport , etc.).
He has developed his activity as a manager in large business groups such as Exxon Chemical, PwC and Mapfre. Specialized in the development of methodologies for quantitative risk assessment. Academic in public and private universities both in Spain and abroad (America, Africa and Europe).
Trainer of specialists in the Improvement of Hazardous Chemical Waste Management and Risk Management in African countries. Expert in the formation and training of technical teams for the development of the advisory activity in the field of responsibility for the Management of The Operational Risks of the Company.
DIRECTOR DE PROYECTOS E INNOVACIÓN TECNOLÓGICA
Telecommunications Engineer with more than 40 years of experience in the development of projects for the railway sector. Equipment Engineering Manager and Head of the Facilities Engineering Unit of Metro de Madrid until 2010.
Expert in Railway Signaling Systems, Communications, Energy and Electromechanical Installations as well as in Kinematic and Electrical Simulation Studies.
He has participated in international projects for the metros of Porto, Lisbon, Moscow, Quito and Santo Domingo.