Madrid, 16 September 2009.- There have been two senior appointments at Grupo Ferrovial. Ernesto López Mozo has been appointed Group CFO; Nicolás Villén, who has held that position for 16 years, has been appointed CEO of Ferrovial Aeropuertos. Both positions hold seats on the Management Committee and report directly to Iñigo Meirás, Group General Manager, who will shortly be promoted to CEO.
"Nicolás Villén's extensive knowledge of BAA makes him the ideal person to take charge of the airport business at this time; Ernesto López Mozo's extraordinary career and proven experience mean that he is ideally qualified to manage the Group's financial strategy," said Iñigo Meirás, General Manager of Ferrovial.
Ernesto López Mozo, who has worked extensively in Spain and other countries, was formerly CFO and Controller of Telefónica Móviles and is currently Controller and Head of Resources at Telefónica Latin America. He was previously Vice-President of JP Morgan and worked in the Treasury Department of Banco de Santander. He graduated in Civil Engineering from Madrid Polytechnical University and obtained an MBA from Wharton. He will join Ferrovial on 1 October 2009.
Nicolás Villén has played a key role in Ferrovial's expansion and internationalisation. He participated in the acquisition of BAA and has been a member of its Board of Directors since 2006. As CEO of the airports subsidiary, he will take the place of Iñigo Meirás, who has been combining that position with that of Group General Manager since April 2009. Nicolás Villén joined Ferrovial in 1993; he graduated in Industrial Engineering from Madrid Polytechnical University and obtained an MBA from Columbia.
Ferrovial is one of the world's leading infrastructure groups, with over 100,000 employees, a presence in 48 countries and operations in a range of complementary industries such as construction, airport and toll road management and maintenance, and municipal services. The company owns two of the world's leading private transport infrastructures: Heathrow airport, in London, and 407 Express Toll Route, in Toronto. Over 60% of Ferrovial's revenues come from outside Spain, mainly from other OECD countries. The company, which is listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange, is a member of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and FTSE4Good.