- José Ignacio Benjumea -

Founding partner of Aracnet Partners. Previously, in his extensive professional career, he was Paribas Managing Director, CEO of Corporación Borealis, controlled by the Rockefeller Group and Banco Hispano Americano, CEO of Bestinver, Banco Progreso Managing Director (March group) and Finance Director of Natwest-March.  

During this time, he has started and directed multiple transactions in several sectors and has managed investments of important private and institutional clients.

At present he is President of Probigraf since 1998 and Kalon Mantenimiento until March 2021. He is on the advisory board of March JLT since 2013.

José Ignacio has a degree in Economics. Also, he speaks Spanish, English and French.

- José Manuel Abaroa -

José Manuel Abaroa has developed an extensive career in corporate finance and private equity before joining Aracnet Partners in 2018.

 In 1995, José Manuel joined Renaissance Capital in Moscow and was quickly promoted to partner of the Equity Products Group (EPG) with offices in London, New York, Moscow and Johannesburg.

 In 1999, he moved to London and from 2008 to 2017 he ran the private equity division of Renaissance.

 José Manuel began his career in the Equity Capital Markets division of Banco Santander de Negocios and subsequently served as head of the Equity division in Spain of Drexel Burham Lambert, Benito y Monjardín and Credit Lyonnais Alexander Cruikshank.

 He has a degree in Law and an MBA by INSEAD in Fontainebleau. He speaks Spanish, English and French.

 

- Julián Pérez -

Julián Pérez joined Aracnet Partners in 2017 holding a long track record in the equities industry.

 From 1994 to 2011, Julián was head of domestic institutional equity sales at Société Générale and prior to that he served as head of domestic equity sales at Ahorro Corporación (1988 to 1991).

 Julian holds a degree in Agricultural Engineer by Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica (ETSIA) and an MBA by IESE. He speaks Spanish, English and French.

- Javier Petit -

Javier has developed a long professional career (more than 30 years) in Banking before moving to Aracnet Partners in 2018.

 In 1996, Javier was appointed CEO of Banco Cooperativo Español, role he held for over 20 years until he got incorporated to Aracnet Partners. During his time at Banco Cooperativo Español, Javier was a board member of Ausur (motorway concession company), chairman of the private equity firm Espiga Gestión, member of the steering committee of Unico Banking Group (European cooperative banks) and member of the managing board of the Association of Financial Markets, among others.

 In 1992, Javier led the merger between Banco del Progreso and Banco Urquijo, remaining as head of Banco Urquijo until 1996. Over that period, Javier held several board member positions in companies such as Media Planning, Urquijo insurance business and Torrenova de Inversiones (SICAV), among others.

 In 1982, Javier joined Banco de Progreso (March Group) where he held different responsibilities at the treasury, capital markets, corporate banking and marketing departments. From 1989 to 1992, Javier served as CEO of Banco de Progreso.

 Javier has a degree in Business Management and Law by ICADE. He speaks Spanish, English and French.

- Alicia Gozalo -

Alicia Gozalo joined Aracnet Partners in 2017 and is responsible for the Administration department.

Alicia has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.

- Cristina Agenjo -

Cristina Agenjo joined the administration department of Aracnet Partners in 2018 after a strong link to the banking and investment industry.

 From 2015 to 2018, Cristina was part of AlphaPlus Gestora in Madrid. Previously, from 2013 to 2015 she worked in the financial products and capital markets team of Andbank being based in Andorra La Vella.

 She started her career in 2006 working for the independent financial advisers administration team of The Porchester Group Ltd, in London.

 Cristina holds a Business degree from Castilla La Mancha and Neuchâtel University (Switzerland) and a Financial Management master degree from ESERP Business School & Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. She speaks Spanish and English.