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

Ricardo Fisas, CEO of Natura Bissé Int. FZE ( Middle East )Ricardo-Fisas

Vice – Chairman of the Spanish Business Council in Dubai

Tomás Solís Director  ARTECHE MIDDLE EAST

Vice – Chairman of the Spanish Business Council in Abu Dhabi

Ramón Areitio Toledo, Accounting and Consolidation Director CEPSA

 

Members of the Board

Agustín Rodríguez Head of Corporate Affairs and Compliance, MENA, AMADEUS

Anouar Zaoudi, Chief Representative of BBVAAnouar Zaoudi

 

Maya Khelladi, Director Gulf Countries of Caixa Bank
Maya Khelldi

 

 

Mario Bayarri, Chief Executive Officer of Mediapro Middle EastMario-Bayari

Dorothee Anjos, General Manager of Multilem Middle East 

Maria Rubert Advocate at United Advocates

Maria-Rubert

Mariano Andrés General Manager F&B Division, WAFI

Team

Executive Director

Irene García Lasala
membership@spanishbusinesscouncil.aeIrene-Garcia

Marketing Manager

María Lago
marketing@spanishbusinesscouncil.aeMaria-Lago

Office Coordinator

Inés Campos-Guereta
info@spanishbusinesscouncil.aeInes-Campos

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