Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Michael Jordan

Over 100 years of experience all around the world in large corporations within Banking, Retail, FMCG, Transportation, Logistics and Support Services

Juan José Andrés

A professional, Industrial Engineer and master degree at IESE Business School, with over 20 years experience managing and leading complex organisations and businesses in the transportation, logistics, support services and construction markets.

He has been based in Madrid, London and Zurich and having led operations in more than 25 countries all over the world with special emphasis in emerging markets ME, Africa, Asia and LATAM.

Recently as Executive Vice President EMEAA & LATAM for Swissport International leading a Division with more than 23.000 employees across the different regions; before working for Amey in the UKI and Ferrovial Group in senior positions.

Javier Marín

A professional International banker with over 30 years experience managing and leading teams in Capital Markets, Corporate Banking, Private Banking and Pension Funds. Mr Marín holds a degree in Business administration and Law degree from University of Deusto, Bilbao and Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid, Spain.

He has been based in Miami, Madrid, Mexico, New York, Lima and Zurich having held executive responsibilities. Member of the board of different financial and industrial companies. CEO of BBVA Switzerland, Zurich for eight years. Currently member of the board of BBVA Continental in Lima, Peru.

Álvaro Gómez-Reino

Finance professional with more than 20 years business experience in blue chip and private equity backed organisations. Graduated at ICADE, Álvaro has an international career in challenging, complex and diverse environments within large groups. Extensive experience in M&A, post- merger integration, valuations, corporate finance, capital markets and investor relations including liaising with rating agencies and other market participants.

Recently as Executive Vice President Finance and Group CFO at Swissport, Álvaro led the Group’s financial matters across more than 45 countries including complex financing structures and several M&A transactions. Prior to Swissport Álvaro held senior finance positions in different companies and sectors like Amey, Ferrovial Servicios, Ahold and Hewlett Packard.

Francisco Diego

A professional with over 31 years management and business experience in FMCG held at Johnson & Johnson.

Francisco has a strong track record of building and marketing Global and regional brands across EMEA, developing consumer insight- driven innovation, leading strategic brand and business turnarounds and driving strong profitable growth in both developed end emerging markets.

He has been based in Madrid, Toronto, London and Zurich with responsibility across EMEA . His areas of expertise are country and brand turnarounds, building strategic plans , innovation , acquisition and post-merger integration.

He has a bachelor of arts in Business administration with double major in Finance and Investments from Babson College in Boston, USA. He is currently a member of Babson College Global Advisory Board (GAB).

AKANA expertise spreads across several sectors.

Consumer Products & Retail


Support Services

Transportation & Logistics