Rosa García, new chairwoman of Exolum
• Rosa García will focus her management efforts on strengthening the company’s governance and institutional presence
• José Luis López de Silanes, who has been the company’s chairman for 16 years, will become honorary chairman
Rosa García was appointed as new chairwoman of the company at the Board of Directors’ meeting held earlier today in Madrid. As such, Rosa García replaces José Luis López de Silanes, who has been chairman for the past 16 years and who will now become honorary chairman.
Rosa García holds a university degree in mathematics from the Autonomous University of Madrid and has over 30 years’ experience in multinational environments across different industries, such as energy, infrastructures and IT. As part of her long career, Rosa worked at Microsoft headquarters in the US as Director of Corporate Strategic Projects, working directly with Steve Ballmer, CEO and President. She also held the position of President of Microsoft Iberia for 8 years. In 2011, she joined Siemens as Chairwoman and Board Member in Spain and held such position until 2018. Rosa has also gained more than 10 years of experience in non-executive management positions for IBEXlisted companies , such as Banesto, Acerinox and Bankinter. She is currently a Board Member at Mapfre, EDPR and Sener.
With this appointment, Rosa García becomes the first chairwoman of Exolum in its nearly 100 years of history.
José Luis López de Silanes, a reference in the industry
López de Silanes started his career in CAMPSA in 1971. After 50 years devoted to the energy industry, for 40 of which he has been linked to the company, acting as its chairman for 16 years, López de Silanes has decided to retire when turning 75, although he will still be linked to Exolum as honorary chairman. During his term of office, Silanes participated in the company’s various modernisation and internationalisation plans and the changes in the shareholding structure and he led CLH’stransformation into today’s Exolum, a leader in bulk liquid logistics and already present in eight countries.
To strengthen the company’s governance and institutional presence, the objective of the new chairwoman
The new chairwoman thanked José Luis López de Silanes for ”his dedication and commitment to the company” and pointed out that she feels extremely “proud to receive the baton from someone who has devoted his career to building such a company as today’s Exolum.” Rosa García will focus her management efforts on strengthening the company’s institutional presence.