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José Luis Almazán PalominoManaging Partner

José Luis Almazan Palomino, with a solid technical, economic and financial background, has always developed his career in the infrastructure sector, having served in both private companies and the Spanish state-owned industry (as CEO of the Port Authority of Melilla).

Jose Luis Almazán Palomino holds a PhD in Port Management and an MSc in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid, Master in Business Administration MBA from IE Business School, General Management Program (GMP) from de Harvard Business School, Corporate Finance Program from IESE, High Potentials Leadership Program from Harvard Business School, and he has completed postdoctoral studies in IESE, Technical University of Madrid and Harvard Business School.

He is currently Senior Advisor to QIC (fund which has invested 71.3 billion AU$, of which AU$ 7.1 bn corresponds to transport infrastructures over 20 investments in 11 countries) and TCI (fund which has invested 15 US$ on transport infrastructures). As QIC and TCI Senior Advisor is responsible for analyzing potential investment projects in the Iberian Peninsula and also out of Spain with Spanish companies.

He also holds the position of director in other funds in which QIC is Limited Partner: Meridian Infrastructure North America Fund II and Strategic Asset Restructuring Fund II (Star Fund II), as well in other assets of these funds: Long Beach Couthouse PPP, and CRCHUM. He is also the Executive Vicechairman of PIPE, the referent private organism which represents the main port investors in the Spanish Ports, among many others, APM Terminals, Noatum Ports, OHL Concesiones, Ership, Bergé, etc. Under his leading significant regulation changes have been carried out that have modified the rules of the Spanish port industry, with clear consequences on the global competitiveness of the national economy.

He is Board Director of OIM, Eurogate Group Terminals (Company dedicated to the management of port passenger terminals as well as to provide passenger services), Marina Aucanada Group (Company dedicated to the development and management of superyacht marinas), Ocean Water (Company dedicated to the development and management of water life cycle assets as well as to provide related services to final users) and Oil Deposit Corunna (Company dedicated to the development and management of tank storage terminals). He has been Board Director of Group Maritim TCB (Global Container Terminal Operator, operating terminals in Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Spain and Turkey. Number 21 in the world ranking. Director on the Board representing the shareholder QIC GI) and One Ocean Port Vell (Company dedicated to the management of One Ocean Port Vell, luxury superyacht marina in Barcelona, Spain).

He has been CEO of the Port Authority of Melilla and member of the Board of Directors of Port Authority of Melilla and Melilla stevedoring Company, member of the of the Navigation Council, President of the Basic Port Services Committee and President of Safety and Security Consultative Committee of the Port of Melilla. As CEO of a Spanish State‐owned Port Authority, he has lead it to the obtaining of important goals, such as a 100% EBITDA increase, a 400% investment increase, and developing the first Port Strategic Plan, which includes a 400 million € investment in 5 years. For these results, he has been awarded several national and international prizes.

He is an associate professor at IE Business School, professor in different specialized courses in the port sector, speaker in different congresses and seminaries; as well as author of different articles in specialized press.

He has been awarded several prizes related to business and management.