Isabel Aguilera

Isabel Aguilera

Former President of General Electric Spain and Portugal

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Former President of General Electric Spain and Portugal

Tireless businesswoman Isabel Aguilera has served as General Electric's President for Spain and Portugal, Dell Computer Corporation's Chief Executive Officer and Business Unit Director for Spain, Italy and Portugal, and as as Chief Operating Officer for NH Hotels.

Isabel is considered to be one of the top 25 senior managers in Europe by The Financial Times, was one of the 100 most influential people in Spain in 2006 according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, and is rated by Fortune magazine amongst the top 50 most influential executives in the world. The Wall Street Journal included her amongst the 30 most influential business women in Europe for her role in leading Dell Computers to the top of the market, becoming the company with the largest volume of trade in its sector thanks to the incredible results achieved in Spain.

Experience

From 2002 and up until 2005, in her role as Chief Operating Officer for NH Hotels, Isabel Aguilera looked after every last detail in the 237 hotels and 34.000 rooms owned by the company in 18 countries.

She achieved the integration of all the operational models into one unified NH operational model in record time after the acquisition of Mexican, Dutch and German hotel companies. She designed and executed a savings plan, achieving savings of 38 million euros at the end of 2004 as a result of the synergies attained in the integration. This amount greatly surpassed the original target.

While at Dell, the company increased its market position in Europe and moved from 9th to 1st in the Spanish market. Additionally, Ms. Aguilera served in sales and marketing capacities at Olivetti PC, Airtel Movil (Vodafone), and Hewlett-Packard. According to the Financial Times and Fortune Magazine, Isabel Aguilera is one of the top executives in Europe

From 2002 and up until 2005, in her role as Chief Operating Officer for NH Hotels, Isabel Aguilera looked after every detail in the 237 hotels and 34.000 rooms owned by the company in 18 countries.

She achieved the integration of all the operational models into one unified NH operational model in record time after the acquisition of Mexican, Dutch and German hotel companies. She designed and executed a savings plan, achieving savings of 38 million euros at the end of 2004 as a result of the synergies attained in the integration. This amount greatly surpassed the original target.

Additionally, Ms. Aguilera served in sales and marketing capacities at Olivetti PC, Airtel Movil (Vodafone), and Hewlett-Packard.

In 2006, she combined her role as Country Manager of Google Iberia with her work as an independent consultant. In addition, Isabel Aguilera has been General Electric's President for Spain and Portugal until 2009. Later in 2006, she combined her role as Country Manager of Google Iberia with her work as an independent consultant. In addition, Isabel Aguilera has been General Electric's President for Spain and Portugal until 2009.

Currently

Today her 20 years of experience in marketing and operations serve well to her role at the Board of Directors of Indra, the leading Spanish IT company, as well as to the compensation Management Committee of the international university corporation Laureate Education Inc. (NASDAQ). She is also Co-Founder and Director of IMAN Business Coaching, a leading Human Resources company.

Education

This tireless business maverick is a graduate in Architecture who also holds an MBA by the Instituto de Empresa and a PDG (General Management Programme) by the IESE.

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