A graduate in philosophy at the Autonomous University of Madrid, he was awarded his PhD by the same institution. He went on to teach aesthetics at the university, where he progressed to the position of Tenured Professor of Aesthetics and Art Theory. Whilst occupying this post he published many articles and books on art as well as catalogues for a wide range of exhibitions. In 2005, he was appointed Artistic Director of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. MANAGING DIRECTOR
Having trained in communications and corporate responsibility, he commenced his career at the International Division of Banco Santander, before moving on to Banco Sabadell, where he held several posts of responsibility, all related to foreign trade and international funding. At Barclays España, he held posts including Head of Foreign Investment, Head of Communications (DIRCOM), and Head of Customer Service. In 2004, he became Head of Corporate Responsibility of the Barclays Group in Spain and Managing Director of the Barclays Foundation. He was appointed Managing Director of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation in 2012.