Antonio Vázquez Romero
Chairman & CEO
Iberia Airlines

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Antonio Vázquez Romero, born in Cordoba on 23 November 1951, Chairman & CEO of Iberia Airlines  since 9th of July 2009.

BSc in Economics, University of Malaga. Between 1974 and 1978 he worked at Arthur
Andersen & Co and from then up to 1983 he held several positions in the Osborne Group, including Director Subsidiaries of Osborne, S.A. and General Director of Osborne México, S.A. Between 1983 and 1993 he worked in the Domecq Group as Commercial Director of Domecq Mexico, S.A. and General Director of Domecq Internacional, S.A. Since 1993 he has held several positions in Tabacalera, S.A. and Altadis, S.A.: 1993-1996 as Director International Development in Tabacalera, 1997-1999 as General Director Cigars Division in Tabacalera and 2000-May 2005 as General Director of the Cigars Division in Altadis. May-June 2005, Chairman of the Board of Logista, S.A. and Joint Chairman of the Altadis Group. Since June 2006, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Altadis, S.A., continuing as Chairman of Logista and director of Aldeasa. In January 2008 he resigned at Grupo Altadis, leaving the company in August. In June 2008 he was designated as Member of the Board of Telefónica Internacional.

He was Member of the Board of Iberia between 2005 and 2007.