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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Fermín Marrodan Goñi

President

Navarra (1955). Masters in Industry. Degree in Theology. First-hand experience of ethnic minorities (Pamplona, 1973-89). In Montevideo (Uruguay), teaching and university volunteer coordination experience with children / families in exclusion (1992-2001). In Santiago de Chile, encouraging undergraduates with various initiatives in urban and rural populations (since 2001). Adsis Co-Operation Co-Ordinator in the Cono Sur region (Chile, Uruguay, Argentina).

Board Member since 2001. President of the Board since 2013.

Luzio Uriarte González

Vice-president

Bilbao (1958). Degree in Sociology and a doctorate in Theology. He worked as a teacher in secondary education (Bilbao, 1982-87; Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1987-1990) with students from many different backgrounds. University professor and researcher first in the Temuco Catholic University (1990-2006), and currently at the University of Duesto (since 2006). His research and publication areas are related to the world of young people, cultural and religious diversity. He has also participated in various socio-cultural activities and youth training in the areas he has lived in.

Board member and vice-president since 2013.

José Mª Zelaia Gorostiza

Chair

Bizkaia (1957). Degree in Economic and Business Science. Bank clerk (1972-82). Experience in organising social community work in neighbourhoods and youth clubs as well as volunteer experiences with young people in Bilbao (1972-82) and Donostia (1982-88). Professor of Professional Training in public centres (1983-89), currently on unpaid leave. Director of the Adsis Associations Federation (1990-96). Director of the Adsis Association (since 1997).

Board member from 1996 to October 2007, and again from 2009.

Mª Victoria Mendia Lasa

Chair

Bilbao (1958). She has a degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Deusto. She is a Chartered Accountant and Member of the ROAC (Official Register of Accounts Auditors). 30 years of professional activity in the Auditing sector (1980-2010), with special dedication to the Financial Sector. Partner of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Firm for 15 years (1995-2010). Member of the Board of Directors of Kutxabank for 12 years (2012-2023), in which she has served as Coordinating Director and has been part of (and successively chaired) the Audit and Regulatory Compliance Committee, the Risk Control Committee and the Remuneration Commission. Member of the Board of Directors (Treasurer) of the Bilbao Association of Friends of the Opera (ABAO), a private non-profit association dedicated to organizing the Bilbao opera season.

Member of the Board of Trustees since September 2016.

Lourdes Dueñas Latorre

Chair

Barcelona (1960). Chemical Industrial Master. Social Worker from the UB (University of Barcelona). She has worked in the Department of Justice of the Generalitat de Catalunya as a labor inserter (1993-1998) and as a social worker for the Criminal Technical Advisory Team (1998-2003). She has experience as a social educator and coordinator of volunteer projects for different social entities in Rome (Italy) (2004-2006). ASL Social Worker (Azienda Sanitaria Locale de ROMA) (2007). She works at the Center d'Iniciatives per a la Reinserció (CIRE) of the Departament de Justícia de la Generalitat de Catalunya as Coordinator of the Reincorpora de Catalunya Program since 2009.

Member of the Board of Trustees since September 17, 2019.

Daniel Juan García

Chair

Bustillo del Páramo (León) (1953). Teacher of First Education and Degree in Philosophy and Educational Sciences, specialty in School and Professional Orientation from the University of Barcelona (1991). Professor of Basic General Education in different private and public schools (1973-2000). Head of studies at the Escuela del Mar in Barcelona (1993-2000). Pedagogical coordinator of Fundación Adsis in Barcelona (2000-2004). Director of Fundación Adsis' Carmel Center, in Barcelona (2004-2018).

Member of the Board of Trustees since September 17, 2019.

Belén Landinez González-Valcárcel

Chair

Madrid (1970). Degree in Economic and Business Sciences (ICADE). Master’s Degree in Marketing and Commercial Management (ESIC), Master’s Degree in Executive e-business (IE). She has more than twenty-five years of experience at AENA where she has developed her professional career in Commercial Management, has performed different functions in airport commercial management from the Strategic Planning and Commercial Economic Control areas, as well as being responsible for several of the lines of business, such as Retail, Advertising, Car Parks, Duty Free Shops and VIP Lounges. She has been Director of Commercial Services and is currently Manager of International Assets and a member of the Board of Directors of London Luton Airport. She has collaborated as a volunteer and maintains links with the Asociación Karibu, Amigos del Pueblo Africano in Madrid, an organization dedicated to the reception and care of African origin migrants and refugees.

Member of the Board of Trustees since September 2022.

María Álvarez de Linera Ros

Chair

Madrid (1979). Graduated in Psychology from the Complutense University of Madrid. Master's Degree in Human Resource Management and Management (ADM Business School). People Management and Development Program (ESADE). Expert in Coaching and Expert in Non-Verbal Communication (Institut HUNE). DIBEX, Digital Business Management Program at ISDI, General Management Program (PDG-IESE Business School). With more than fifteen years of experience in the field of People Management and Organizational Culture Management, especially in companies in the technology, communication and innovation, and digital sectors (ISDI; Nurun; dommo.x; LOLA, Hanzo, etc.). She is currently Head of People in Hanzo, and Professional Career Development Coach and Founder of Nauttes, Cultural Transformation Consultant through People and Technology.

Member of the Board of Trustees since September 2022.

Juan Carlos Melgar Cuesta

Secretary. not on the board

Industrial Engineer, specializing in Electricity (UPV/EHU). Management Function of NGOs (ESADE). Leadership and Social Innovation (ESADE). Higher Diploma in University Teaching (PUCE). Director of the Professional Initiation Center in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Manager of the Occupational Training Consortium, (Basque Government and Vitoria City Council). Pro Rector of the Catholic University of Ecuador, Esmeraldas Campus. Carlos was Fundación Adsis' General Director from 2008 to 2018. He currently holds the position of Good Governance and Digital Transformation Director, and is secretary of the Board of Trustees, but not a Trustee.

Information updated in September 2022