About Us

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain was founded in London in December 1886 as an Association freely established by Spanish and British merchants, industrialists and professional persons with the object of furthering the economic and commercial relations between Spain and Great Britain.

The Chamber plays a pivotal role in the commercial and economic relations between the two countries, its main role being to assist in the development and promotion of commerce and investment between Spain and the United Kingdom.

Executive Committee

Honorary President
Mr. Carlos Bastarreche Sagües
H.E. The Ambassador of Spain
Spanish Embassy

Honorary Vice-Presidents
Ms. Inmaculada López
Head of the Economic and Commercial Office Spanish Embassy

Mr. José Riera Siquier
Spanish Consul General
Spanish Consulate
 
President
Mr. Javier San Basilio
General Manager
MAPFRE RE, London Branch
 
 
Vice-President
Mr. José Melchor
UK and Ireland Finance Director
Ferrovial Agroman UK

Mr. Javier Fernández Hidalgo
General Manager
Iberolondon Ltd
 
Secretary General
Mr. Igor Urra
Spanish Chamber of Commerce

Treasurer
Mr. Eduardo Barrachina
Associate Lawyer
White & Case LLP


Committee Members

Mr. Philip A. Paddack
Head of Clients & Investment Banking Europe
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A

Mr. Juan Botín
General Manager London Branch
Banco Santander S.A.

Ms. Sensi Álvaro
Accounts Manager 
Iberia Airlines

Mr. Juan Carlos Machuca
Solicitor
Uría Menéndez

Mr. Jorge Gil de Gómez
General Manager
H10 London Waterloo Hotel

Ms. Bárbara Carmona
General Manager
Caixabank

Mrs. Ida Gutiérrez de Escofet
Corporate Affairs Director
NH Hoteles

Mr. Antoni Ventura
Managing Director
SUEZ Advanced Solutions UK Ltd

Mr. Gonzaga Kutz
Manager
Unicaja
 
Mr. Michael Velasco 
Chairman
Rodanto

Mr. Gioele Camarlinghi
General Manager
Meliá White House

Mr. Ignacio Morillas-Paredes
Associate
Colman Coyle LLP

Ms. Elena Hernández
Director
ABANCA

Mr. Mikel Lotina
Deputy Director
IDOM UK Ltd

Mr. Carlos Franqués
General Manager
Banco Sabadell

Mr. Jerónimo Cruz
Financial Director UK & Ireland
Dragados, S.A.

Mr. Antonio Marti
Chief Financial Officer
Telefónica Digital

Mr. Nacho Morais
Director
Nacho Morais
   

Office Staff

Secretary General
Igor Urra
+44(0) 207 009 9071

External Relations and Communications
Cristina Carmona Aliaga
+44(0) 207 009 9077

Corporate Relations
Nerea Esgueva Barroeta
+44(0) 207 009 9076
 
International Trade and Business Development
Abel Plasencia
+44(0) 207 009 9075

Accounts and Member Relations

Thomas Newman
+44(0) 207 009 9074

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Members of the Chamber receive careful attention in all the services that we offer such as; information, consultancy, Member to Member special offers, or promotion of your company's products and services.


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