Jose María Sanz-Magallon Rezusta

Directors Emeriti

José María Sanz-Magallón Rezusta has a degree in Law and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa.He is currently Global Director of Institutional Relations and Sponsorship of Telefónica, S.A. Previously, from 2008 to April 2013 he served as CEO of Telefonica International USA, based in New York.

He joined Telefónica in 1997 and has since been holding various positions in the areas of Marketing and Institutional Affairs of Telefónica S.A. In 1998 he was appointed Relationship Marketing Director, in 1999 Deputy General Manager  of Internal Communication and Knowledge Management, in 2000 Deputy General Manager of Institutional Relations; in 2005 Director of Sponsorship, and in 2007 Director of International Corporate Relations.During these years he has written several articles and lectures on issues such as Information Society, Knowledge Management, Marketing, among others.Between 1989 and 1996 he worked in Marketing at American Express in Spain and UK.Mr. Sanz-Magallón sits in the Board of Fundación Iberoamérica Empresarial, and while in New York, he was a board member of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Advisory Board of the Instituto Cervantes in New York. He is also a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Gastronomy.

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