The Appointments, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee has approved the candidatures of five of the six aspiring independent directors shortlisted last weekwith the exception of the president of Excom and former director of MásMóvil, Philip Fernandez.
Thus, the names of Virginia Arce, Olga San Jacinto, Coloma Armero, Axel Arendt and Belén Amatriain will be submitted to the approval of the shareholders in an extraordinary meeting, whose date will be determined when the Commission selects a replacement for Fernández, as the technology company has notified the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV).
With the arrival of these profiles, Ignacio Martín will also leave, Chairman of the Appointments Committee and independent director of the Board firm after piloting the process, as he announced that he would do after the last shareholders’ meeting, which ended with the dismissal of five independent directors.
Precisely, Amber Capital, the entity that proposed these dismissals, announced last Friday that had received authorization from the Council of Ministers to reach up to 9.9% of the capital, lor which means increasing its participation by 5.7 percentage points.
The council candidates
The list of candidates for the council is characterized by its technological profile and by the presence of four women, who, if their appointment is approved, They will reinstate the female weight in the council after the departure in recent months of Ana de Pro, Isabel Torremocha, Silvia Iranzo and Carmen Aquerreta.
Thus, the Commission has proposed the appointment of Bethlehem Amatriain, former CEO of Telefónica Spain and former director of marketing for the operator, who is currently a director of Prim and Faes Farma. She is also on the list the partner responsible for the Technology, Telecommunications and Entertainment and Media sector of the consulting firm PwC, Virginia Maple.
The Council candidates
The other two proposed directors are the partner of Uria Menendez and director of Cemex Latam Holdings, Colona Armero, and the advisory counselor in Nazca Capital and the mobility firm Astara, Olga San Jacinto. The list is completed by the director of the Rolls Royce group, Axel Arendt.