Mr. Olcese is Doctor “Cum Laude” in Economics and Business at the Autónoma University of Madrid, Member of the Royal Academy of Economics and Chairman of Fincorp Mediacion (Merchant Bankers). He is also a board member of AC Hotels, founder of the investment fund Kincubator, Senior Advisor of N+1 Investment Bankers and Independent Director of the National Council for Corporate Social Responsibility. Previously, Mr. Olcese served as Chairman of Societé Generale Bank, Deutsche Telekom-TSystems and Bain&Co in Spain and sat on the board of Ericsson. Mr. Olcese also served as Chairman of the Spanish Institute for Financial Analysts and the Financial Studies Foundation.
Mr. Olcese was awarded the Civil Merit Highest Cross by H.R.M. the King of Spain, recognizing his special contribution to the good corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. In addition, he has received honors including the Grande Ufficiale dell’Ordine del Mèrito by the Republic of Italy, the Commander of the Order of Wissam Al-Alaoui by the Royal Throne of Morocco, and the Commander of the Order of Civil Merit by the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Nominated by “Dirigentes” as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009, he also received the “Golden Award” from the Foro de Alta Dirección.