About us

The Spanish Business Council is a private non-profit organization whose aim is to establish a corporate platform to strengthen business and cultural ties between Spain and the United Arab Emirates, by linking Spanish companies to Emirati public and private entities.

It has been founded in 2005 and supported by the Spanish Embassy and the Spanish Commercial Office in the UAE.

The Spanish Business Council gathers Spanish companies/individuals or foreign companies/individuals, which want to establish business relations in the United Arab Emirates.

Decisions are made by a Board of Directors, led by a chairman and two vice-chairmen, and carried out by an office coordinator.

Vision and MissionOrganizationTeam

Vision and Mission

Vision

To improve commercial relations between Spain and UAE playing a leading role in the expansion of the bilateral relationship.

Mission

  • To promote Spanish commercial and business interests in the UAE and encourage economic and commercial activities, investments and other initiatives between the UAE and Spain.
  • To offer to the members of the SBC a platform to exchange information and experiences and to communicate and interact with Public and Private entities and persons in the UAE by means of meetings, gatherings, seminars, conferences and receptions.
  • To strengthen commercial, economic and cultural ties and promote mutual awareness between the UAE and Spain.

To reinforce the image of Spain in the United Arab Emirates.

Organization

Chairman of the Spanish Business Council

Guillermo Cobelo, Country Manager TECNICAS REUNIDAS ( Middle East )Guillermo Cobelo

Vice Chairman of the Spanish Business Council, Dubai

Miriam Llano, Middle East Marketing Manager at Cosentino

Vice Chairman of the Spanish Business Council, Abu Dhabi

Ramón Merino, CEO and General Manager at Royal Arrow Management Services LLC
Ramón Merino

Members of the Board

Jaime Castañeda, Director General 99sushi barJaime Castañeda

Agustín Rodriguez, Head of Corporate Affairs and Compliance, MENA, AMADEUSAgustín Rodriguez

Victor Argüello, Director BANCO SABADELL Middle East

Raquel Lopez, VP Sales & Marketing GCC at BARCELÓ HOTEL GROUP

José María Izquierdo, General Manager CEPSA Middle East

Albert Jové, Head of Spanish Desk Legal Consultant at SCHLÜTER GRAF & Partners Legal Consultants

Albert Jové

José Luis López, IE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Jose Francisco Fernández Serna, CEO at Freshko DMCC

Jose Francico Fernández

Andrés Salinero, Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Spain

Luis Felipe Arango, Managing Partner at Whitehall & Company – Managing Consulting
Luis Felipe Arango

Team

Secretary General

Amaya Delgado
membership@spanishbusinesscouncil.ae

Marketing Coordinator

Carlota Llovera
marketing@spanishbusinesscouncil.ae

Contact us


Email Phone
Emirates Towers- Level 26 - PO Box 504929 Landmark : Close to Emirates Towers metro station in Sheikh Zayed road +971 04-3300110 Ext: 54

Sponsorship program

Emirates Towers- Level 26 - PO Box 504929 Landmark : Close to Emirates Towers metro station in Sheikh Zayed road +971 04-3300110 Ext: 54