Juan Carlos Hernández Buades
External Member of the Board of Trustees of Fundación MAPFRE
Name and surnames: Juan Carlos Hernández Buades.
Date and place of birth: September 12, 1965 in Irún (Guipúzcoa).
PhD in Business Administration and Management (UPO-Summa Cum Laude).
Bachelor’s Degree in Law (US).
Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management Research (UPO).
Master’s Degree in Economic-Financial Management (CEF).
International Executive Program (Sant Gallen University- Switzerland).
Social and Public Policy Program (Harvard Kennedy School-IESE BS).
Strategic Management and Social Leadership Program (IESE BS).
Senior Management Programs: AD1 (San Telmo BS). Management Development (Otto Walter).
Fundación MAPFRE trustee.
Lawyer and Chartered Economist. Expert in Corporate Governance for the General Council of Economists of Spain and member of the Spanish Institute of Directors and Administrators (Asociación Española de Consejeros).
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania in the Kingdom of Spain. Academician and Honorary Vice President of the Diplomatic Academy of the Kingdom of Spain.
University lecturer (PhD) in Business Administration and Management (UPO) and postgraduate courses in Senior Management (CEU).
Member of Councils, Boards of Trustees, Boards of Directors and Commissions in employers’ and business associations: Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE); Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Andalusia (CEA); Association of Andalusian Foundations (AFA); Spanish Confederation of Teaching Centers (CECE); Chamber of Commerce of Seville.
General Director of the CEU San Pablo Andalucía Foundation and its university, school, professional training and postgraduate centers (2012-2023).
Chairman of the External Assessment Board of the European Network for Quality Assurance of the European Higher Education Area (ENQA-Brussels) (2018-2020).
President and member of the European University Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF-Brussels) (2015-2019).
President of the Quality Group and advisor to the European Association of Higher Education Institutions (EURASHE-Brussels, member of the Bologna Follow-up Group, the Committee for Educational Policy Practice of the Council of Europe, the Board of the European Quality Assurance Register, the E4 Group and the European Commission Expert Group on VET) (2015-2021).
E4 Delegate at the Conferences of Ministers of Education of the European Higher Education Area (Paris-2018, Rome-2020).
International expert evaluator of University Quality of the European Higher Education Area (A3ES, SKVC, etc.).
Member of the Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA-Lima) (2015-2023).
Executive Vice President and Trustee of the FSPA-CEU (2008-2012).
Previous experience (1988-2012) in management positions in the insurance sector, highlighting his beginnings in Mapfre Mutualidad as Provincial Director of Automobiles and Regional Director of Damage Claims and Recoveries, and his subsequent extensive experience as Director of Personal Products (Risk, Savings, Financial, Health) and Director of Market Development and Research for the Swiss multinational insurer group Helvetia in Spain.
Other activities, merits and distinctions:
Ambassador of Marca Ejército (Ministry of Defense – Spain).
Chairman of the General Castaños Chair (Ministry of Defense – Spain).
Knight of the order of Chivalry of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem (Noble Chapter of Castile and Leon).
Knight Commander Gran Placa of the Imperial Order of Charles V.
Knight of Croce Reale and member of its Honorary Council (Turin).
Count Palatine of the Sacred Lateran Palace (Rome).
Patron of the Chamber of Commerce of Seville.
Patron of the Jesús de Pasión Welfare Foundation (Seville).
Charles V Medal; Medal of Merit of the Cross of Burgundy; Medal of the Spanish Heraldry Society.
Honorary Canon of the Royal Collegiate Church of the Holy Sepulcher of Calatayud.
Athenaeist of the Cadiz Athenaeum.