The upcoming Aspen Ideas@Lunch, the debate series on contemporary issues that we hold throughout the year, will take place on the 7th of April and will cover “Fighting the coronavirus in business”. Santiago Barrenechea, President of the PwC Foundation Spain and board member of Aspen Institute España, and Román Escolano, professor at CUNEF, Senior advisor for Economic Economic Context at Llorente y Cuenca and the former Minister of Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness in Spain will present the debate.
Aspen Institute España´s civic mission is more important now more than ever. In trying times like these we need spaces where individuals can reflect and dialogue about the future of society and how we can come out of the current crisis from the perspective of a values-based leadership committed to democratic ideals.
Román Escolano (@roman_escolano), professor at CUNEF, former Minister of Economy, Industry, and Competetiveness in Spain (2018), Vice President of the European Investment Bank from 2014 to 2018, and president of the Instituto de Crédito Oficial from 2012 to 2014.
Santiago Barrenecheagraduated in Law from the University of Deusto and has a degree inEEC studies from the same University as well as Master in Tax AdvisoryManagement from the Instituto de Empresa, Madrid.In the field of teaching and publications Santiago has made contributions tothe International Tax Review, is professor of the Spanish Business Instituteand the Centro de EstudiosFinancieros in Spain teaching InternationalTaxation seminars on real estate issues and Tax Strategy. Likewise, he is aregular lecturer at tax seminars and symposiums.Santiago began his career as Auditor of Price Waterhouse in 1985. He hasbeen a partner of the Tax and Legal Division since January 1999.He was Managing Director of the northern Spanish region of PwC offices in2001 and in 2005 was appointed managing director of the Madrid office aswell as leader of the Spanish Real Estate tax practice.From 2009 through 2013 he was appointed Tax & Legal Country ServiceLeader for Spain and in 2013 was named head of the Latin American Centerof Excellence (LACoE) which is based in Madrid, managing tax and legalservices to clients holding interests in Latin America.Santiago is specialized in national and international investment funds, taxissues, institutional and private, Spanish and foreign investors.He has been Head of Human Capital for PwC Spain until 2018.Currently, Santiago is President of the PwC Foundation, as well as Head ofTax Reporting Strategy for Spain.