SENIOR BOARD MEMBERS OF CÁTEDRA CHINA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alberto AGUILAR
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Businessman and entrepreneur in the services sector. Chinese interpreter for liaison and accompaniment.

 

Professional member of the Spanish Association of Translators, Proofreaders and Interpreters.

Academic and university training on Chinese Language and Culture at the University of Languages ​​and Cultures in Peking and at the E.O.I in Madrid from 2004 to 2013.

More than 12 years of work experience as a Chinese translator-interpreter,

 

Writer of manuals on how to learn the Spanish language (for the Chinese). Author of the manual Spanish verb tenses for the Chinese.

He has been successful in numerous work activities as a commercial agent and liaison interpreter and accompaniment during his professional career with merits and recognitions.

Recently, he has started a project focused on the Chinese real estate market called:

Inmobiliaria Firmamos, which you can check here.

​Ángel ÁLVAREZ
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He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he went as a Fulbright scholar in 1972, and where he also worked for four years as a software expert in the aerospace industry.

 

From 1977, he was a professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, both in its Faculty of Computer Science and in the Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineers. Additionally, from 2004 to 2016 he was Deputy Vice Chancellor for Asia at the same University, where he retired in 2017. He is currently Vice President of the Association for the Western China Culture & Art Centre.

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Pedro Pablo ARROYO
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Madrid, 1969. PhD in Architecture from the Higher Technical School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. PhD in Engineering from the Graduate School of Engineering of the University of Tokyo. In 2004, Co-founding Partner of CA-Group (Culture and Architecture Consulting Company), in Shanghai, from that moment he began an intense professional and academic relationship with China. His architectural and urban projects have been internationally recognised in numerous publications, awards, and exhibitions by the most prestigious institutions in the sector. Visiting professor at the most important universities in China. Since 2010, Professor of Architectural Projects (on leave) at the School of Architecture, Engineering and Design of the European University of Madrid. Since 2018, Founder of Arroyo Alba Atelier in Zurich.

Manuel BALBUENA
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Manuel Balbuena is a professional in the financial sector with more than 20 years of experience (Commercial Banking, Risk Management and Control, Modelling, Regulation, Legal, Compliance, Portfolio Valuation, Securitisation, Treasury, among others).

He lived in China (Shanghai) from 2014 to 2017 where, as External Advisor to the Bank of Shanghai, he promoted the modernisation of risk management in the entity. During this period, experiencing the Chinese digital revolution first-hand and as a privileged observer of it, he focused on the analysis of the creation/evolution of Chinese digital ecosystems and the FinTech universe.

Passionate about challenges, he has led the establishment of a credit institution and participated in the implementation of two start-ups. Currently, as Director of Business Development in the Santander Group's Consumer Financing Division, he works on adapting the business model to the challenges posed by the new environment of digital disruption and disintermediation.

Master's degree in Finance from the Commercial University of Deusto and two bachelor's degrees in Law and Business from the Pontifical University of Comillas (ICADE E-3).

Committed to teaching from a professional perspective, he has been a professor in the Master's degree in Finance at the IEB, taught Mortgage Risk Management courses at the University of San Pablo-CEU (CGRE programme) and has extensive experience participating as a speaker in seminars and conferences organised by various institutions and companies (University Rovira I Virgili, IEB-GARP, IIR Spain, IQPC, Deloitte, Grupo Recoletos...).

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Pablo BRAVO LOZANO
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He is a Spanish diplomat. Bachelor's Degree in Law, he entered the Diplomatic Career in 1970. He has been assigned to the Spanish diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. He was Consul General of Spain in Stuttgart and Tangier, Vice President of the Spanish Section of the Hispanic-North American Committee and Commissary General of the Spanish Section at the Universal Exhibition in Hannover 2000. He was Ambassador on Special Mission and Advisor Member in the Technical Office of the Undersecretary of foreign affairs. In June 2006 he became Ambassador on Special Mission for the Year of Spain in China and in 2009 he was appointed Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Ramón María CALDUCH
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-Bachelor's degree in Economic and Business Science from the University of Barcelona
-Bachelor's degree in Law from the Open University of Catalonia
-PhD in Law from the Abad Oliva-CEU University of Barcelona
-PhD Honoris Causa in Economics from Constantinian University
-Diploma in Community Law

-Master's degree in Higher Technician in Prevention of Occupational Risks

-Master's degree in Anthropology of Medicine.

PhD. Calduch holds positions such as President of the ADADE Foundation, President of ALARIS AUDITORES Y CONSULTORES, Vice President of the European Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vice President of PEFOTS, CEO of (Advisor Consulting for Chinese-Spanish Investments), AENOR Expert in international standardisation, Member of ISO / TC249, among others.

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José DUQUE
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José Duque is a Colonel (R) of the Civil Guard, and taking advantage of the fact that he has been a pioneer in international police cooperation for more than 25 years, he has specialised in the comparative study of police systems, security and intelligence; visiting around 45 police forces around the world. He has published about said police forces in Spain, Germany, Argentina, Italy, Peru, Romania, Russia and Turkey.

 

Due to his professional activity, his first contacts with Chinese culture date back to 1976 in the port of Santurce (Bilbao), continuing until 1998 when -already in Madrid- he began to study the Chinese police and security model on the field.

 

Among other appointments, he has been Deputy Director of the Civil Guard magazine.

 

He is the coordinator of a multilingual legal-police and intelligence glossary (with some 200 collaborators: police and defense attaches, diplomats, lawyers, journalists, linguists, certified translators, as well as university professors and language schools) in 53 languages, including simplified Chinese and pinyin.

 

Since he has been living with TMD for a long time, acupuncture and phytotherapy belong to the world of his health.

Dolors FOLCH
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Dolors Folch i Fornesa has been Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Director of the Escola d’Estudis d’Àsia Oriental, and Coordinator of the Llicenciatura d’Estudis d’Àsia Oriental. She has directed several research projects, including La China de España. Digitised corpus of Spanish documents on China from 1555 to 1900. She was curator of the exhibition Els grans viatges de Zheng He. She is an Emeritus Professor at UPF.

 

Relevant Publications:

Wang Wei, Vell Native Country (Empúries, 1986);

The Fundació de l'imperi xinès (Empúries, 1991);

“Sinological Materials in Some Spanish Libraries” in Europe Studies China (1996); The Eastern World, (UOC 2000);

The Construction of China (Peninsula, 2002);

“How a great book was written: History of the most notable things in the kingdom of China, by González de Mendoza”, in Album Asia: from the 21st century to the century of China, Menen Gras, (Barcelona, ​​Casa Asia, 2005);

Els grans viatges de Zheng He (Barcelona: Angle, 2008); "Biography of Fray Martin de Rada", Huarte de Sanjuan. (2009);

“The heinous sin: Chinese homosexuality in the Castilian Relations of the XVI century”, REDIAO (2010);

2010 “Did all Chinese know how to read and write? Writing, language and Chinese education in the Spanish texts of the XVI century”, in Montaner & Querol: East Asian Languages: linguistic and discursive studies, Annex 18, Lynx pages: 119-131

"An undervalued testimony: the Ming China in the Castilian relations of the 16th century" Helvetico Hispanic Bulletin, issue 21, spring 2013, (2013);

"The First Dreams" in Cervera, J. A., Pursuing the dream of China: Augustinians and Dominicans in East Asia at the end of the 16th century, (Madrid, Plaza y Valdés, (2013)

Inma GONZÁLEZ
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Bachelor's degree in Geography and History from the University of Barcelona, ​​with a postgraduate degree in International Cultural Cooperation from the same university. From 1986 to 2003, she was responsible for managing the cultural and educational programming of the Spanish Embassy in Peking. From 2003 to 2005, she was the Director of Seminars and Conferences of the Casa Asia consortium in Barcelona. She manages and coordinates the Cervantes Institute in Peking and the Miguel de Cervantes Library since their foundation in 2006 and 2007 respectively. She has curated two exhibitions of Chinese art in Spain: From the Country of the Centre: Artistic Vanguards of China, Centre d'Art Santa Mónica. Barcelona, ​​1995 and Feasts, Rituals, Ceremonies: Archaic Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum, Universal Forum of Cultures. MNAC. Barcelona, ​​2004. She has published numerous articles on the development of the Spanish language in China and on various aspects of Chinese culture. She was awarded the Chinese Dream in December 2011 Award and  the II Cátedra China Award in 2016.

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Lucas GUTIÉRREZ
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PhD researcher in Ecology with international recognition. He has carried out research work on Forest Ecology and Rural Development in China, with more than 10 articles published in international impact indexed journals and international scientific congresses. Resident researcher in China for 5 full years, 1 year and a half resident researcher in Indonesia. With international experience in research teams: Chinese Academy of Forestry, China State Forestry Administration, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR, Indonesia), Zhejiang Forestry University (China), Northeast Forestry University (China). He has obtained the proficiency certificate in Chinese (HSK6, level C2) and the advanced certificate in English (IELTS level 7, C1). His research focuses on the field of Ecological Science applied to the case of China, especially in China's proposal on Ecological Civilization and its global ecological implications. He is moved by a great interest in Chinese society, environment and history.

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Manuel HERRANZ
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Director of the Chinese Studies Diploma at ICEI (Complutense Institute of International Studies). Associate Professor at IE University in Humanities.

Doctor "Cum Laude" in Philosophy, UAM. MBA at IE. PhD in International Relations at FU Berlin and in Politics at UCM. Master's degree in Management in China, BFSU. Founder and Director of the Complutense Institute of Asia in Peking. Author of Chinese Wisdom and the complete edition of the Mozi in Spanish.

20 years of experience in business and international consulting. Fluent in English, Chinese, Russian, German and French. President of the Movement for Human Unity.

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Georgina HIGUERAS
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Journalist specialised in Asia, writer and assistant professor at different universities, including Hubei University (People's Republic of China). Bachelor's degree in Information Science from the UCM, in 1979. Master's degree in History of China's International Relations (1839-1949) from Peking University, in 1981. Delegate of the EFE Agency in Peking (1982-1984), of Cadena SER in Russia (1997-2001) and for 25 years special correspondent in Asia. She is the author of "China, the Dragon's Revenge" and "Asia Awakens". Co-author of "China in my eyes" and "Haiti, a bet on hope". "In Search of my Chinese Sister" is her first work of fiction.

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José HOYO
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José Hoyo Rodrigo (Valencia 1956) is a Lawyer of the Consell Jurídic Consultiu of the Valencian Community. In 1979, he joined the Valencian Bar Association, of which he is currently Secretary of the Valencian Law Section. Bachelor's degree in Law and in Political Science and Administration from the University of Valencia. Doctor in International Relations from the International American Universities and Eccole Libre de Bruxeles. Associate Professor of the Department of Administrative Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Valencia. Master's degree in Business Legal Advice (CEU-SAN PABLO). Master's degree in Constitutional Law (UNED), legal scholar. Diploma in Advanced Studies from the University of Valencia. Delegate in Spain of the Institute of Ibero-American Law. He belongs to Spanish and foreign Scientific Societies and to  the International Academy of Sciences, Technology, Education and Humanities (AICTEH) since 2009. He has received recognition for his contribution to the promotion of culture and research.

Luo HUILING
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LUO Huiling (罗慧玲), PhD in Contemporary History from the Complutense University of Madrid, Associate Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid and the Alfonso X El Sabio University. She studied a Master's degree in Contemporary History (UCM), Diplomacy and International Relations (Diplomatic School of Madrid), Latin American Studies (Peking University of Foreign Studies). Her research focuses on the history of relations among China, the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, overseas sinology. She has translated several essays (Chinese-Spanish).

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Beatriz IRÚN
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Professional experience as an international consultant, focused on the Chinese market and Hong Kong, Europe and the Pacific Alliance Countries (CEO Suoyou Consulting Group).

Associate Professor Universitat Jaume I (“Sales Management”), and Associate Professor ESIC Valencia (“Emerging Markets”). Founding member and faculty member of e-ducaforma (online training platform specialising in international trade, tourism, HR and digital transformation).

Teacher in the Master's degree of International Trade as an expert in the Chinese market collaborating with the Spanish universities Jaume I (Castellón), ESIC (Madrid, Valencia), European University (Valencia). Collaboration with foreign universities as a lecturer: BISU (Beijing International Studies University, China), Shandong Political Science University (Jinan, China), USIL (San Ignacio de Loyola University, Peru), Caribbean University (Colombia). Speaker at macro business roundtables "opportunities in Asia" for commercial offices in Latin America (Colombia, Peru).

Author of the book: "Buying in China. Key resources for the entrepreneur". Publisher ESIC, 2016.

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Elvira JIMÉNEZ
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Practising lawyer since 2007, specialised in company law. She has worked in Spain, Italy and five years in the Net Craman office in Hong Kong (China).

 

Net Craman is the only Spanish-speaking law firm registered in Hong Kong and in southern China, which is the reason why it has provided advice to numerous Spanish and Latin American companies in their implementation in Asia. She also advises Asian companies on their investments in Spain and Latin America.

 

She currently manages the Net Craman office in Madrid.

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Emilio LAMO DE ESPINOSA
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PhD in Law from the Complutense University and PhD in Sociology from the University of California-Santa Barbara (1979). Professor of Sociology at the Complutense University until his retirement. He is currently president of the Elcano Royal Institute, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the Complutense University, Full Academician of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences and of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, regular contributor to the press (El País, ABC), and patron or advisor to numerous foundations (Spain-United States Council Foundation, Spanish Political Transition Foundation, Fernando Pombo Foundation, Prince of Girona Foundation and Botín Foundation).

 

He was awarded the Jovellanos International Essay Prize (1996), the XI Otto of Habsburg Prize (2014), the National Prize for Sociology and Political Science (2017), the XXVII FIES Prize for Journalism (2017), and the Julián Marías Award from the Community of Madrid (2018), among other recognitions. He is Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Salamanca (2012),

Gregorio LASO
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Born in Madrid. Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Law from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Official of the Superior Corps of State Civil Administrators since 1987. Languages: English, French, Russian and some  Chinese.

 

Among other positions, he was Deputy Director General in the Ministry of the Government's Spokesperson for international communication and information analysis. He was a Spanish representative and Director of Media of the Council of Europe  (1989-1992). Information and press advisor for the Spanish embassies in Russia, China and the USA. He opened the first press office of the Spanish embassy in China in 2003 and participated in the organisation and promotion of the Year of Spain in China in 2007. He carried out the first image survey of Spain in China in 2008 with TNS-CSM Media Research.

Upon his return from Washington, he has been an adviser to the Office for the Execution of the Administration Reform, Transparency and Good Governance in the Vice Presidency of the Government and is a Cabinet adviser to the Secretary of State for Public Administration where he deals with international affairs. He is a representative in international organisations and participates as a national expert in EU cooperation projects.

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Consuelo MARCO MARTÍNEZ
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Director of the Area of ​​East Asian Studies and professor of Chinese Language, Literature and Culture in Philology-UCM.

 

Director and professor in: Master's Degree in Chinese-Spanish Translation, Chinese-Spanish Contrastive Grammar and  Culture Module Master-ELE, Chinese Section CSIM-UCM, China Seminar. Language, culture and society and Complutense Professor Training Course Sino-speaking students at the Spanish University. Integration proposals.

Her books include Chinese Grammar for Spanish Speakers 1 and 2, Chinese Writing, Chinese Schemes, Grammar and Linguistic Uses, Traditional Chinese Stories, Chinese Method 1 and 2, Chinese for Spaniards MCER/HSK, Chinese Literature: Ancient, Modern and Contemporary and Learn current Chinese easily. And among her translations it is worth mentioning The Spring of Lan Caixia.

 

She has also published 53 articles and has supervised 25 doctoral theses and 71 Master's degrees' thesis for Chinese students. She is a member of the drafting and evaluation committee of the magazines Encuentros en la Traducción-UCM and Encuentros en Catay-TW. She also evaluates books and articles on China-related topics in several publishers and magazines.

 

She has participated in numerous international conferences, forums and summits. She has also given courses, seminars and conferences at different universities and official organisations in China and Spain.

 

Every year she organises trips to China and Tibet for professors and university students.

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Rafael MARTÍN RODRÍGUEZ
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Rafael Martín Rodríguez holds a PhD from the University of Alcalá, a Master's degree from the University of Alcalá and the Autonomous University of Madrid, and a Bachelor's degree in History from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He is currently a professor at the University of Fudan (Shanghai), where he teaches Political History. He is also a professor of the Master's Degree in Oriental Studies at the University of Granada, where he teaches a seminar on Chinese international politics. At Fudan University, he also develops a research activity linked to its think tanks, and publishes and researches on China's foreign relations. He is  completing his second doctoral thesis at the Autonomous University of Madrid too. Besides, since 2011, the year of his arrival in China, he has been representing Spanish universities in the country.

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María José MASNOU
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Urban consultant regarding urban planning strategies and urban design. Consultancy on specific city projects in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Sichuan provinces (2017).

Coordinator for Spain of the European Rural Towns.

Professional activity as an Architect as a partner of Jordi Roig Arquitectos Associats, an architecture studio in Barcelona in projects of assisted living, facilities and rehabilitation.

From 2018 to 2019, she was a visiting researcher at PCL- Peking University, carrying out research on comparative urban planning.

She was one of the Associate Professors leading the UPC-Barcelona Team to participate in the International Competition to design a proposal for the railway infrastructure area of ​​the Central Train Station in the Zhabei district of Shanghai. The team received a second prize. (July-November 2015).

Professor and Associate Professor at Changsha South Central University, Department of Landscape and Architecture (November-May 2014).

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Mariola MONCADA
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Pamplona, 1969

Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Navarra, international MBA from the University of Deusto, PhD in contemporary Chinese History from Fudan University in Shanghai. Between 1994 and 2001 she developed her professional work in academic and cultural management. She lived in the People's Republic of China from 2003 to 2011. She has focused her research on the analysis and evolution of the political discourse of the Chinese Communist Party from 1949 to the present, nowadays working on the Chinese political model. She is the author of several academic articles, regularly participates in conferences and round tables on China. She teaches at the University of Nebrija, Casa Asia. She is currently the deputy director of the XINDONGFANG Chinese Language and Culture Center and a collaborator at the CHINA CULTURAL CENTER IN MADRID, where she teaches thematic courses on China. She is a member of the senior board of CÁTEDRA CHINA and also a member of its executive committee.

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Fernando MORAGÓN
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Bachelor's degree in Geography and History, specialised in Contemporary History, from the UCM, after a long teaching period he specialised in Russia, Central Asia, Mongolia and the Chinese Autonomous Regions of Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia and the New Silk Road. President of several organisations including the Hispanic-Russian Observatory of Eurasia and the Hispanic-Chinese Council “One Belt, One Road”. He has travelled many times in Asia and Europe, participating in different congresses and forums, the most recent being the Economic Forum of the Russian Far East and the International Conference on the role of local institutions in strengthening the family; held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He has published several articles on geopolitics, history, philosophy and economics in various languages ​​(Spanish, English, Russian, Uzbek, etc.).

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Marcelo MUÑOZ
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Dean of the Spanish businessmen and businesswomen in China. 40 years of experience in China, as a businessman, lecturer and political scientist. Author of "The Chinese Enigma", "China 2050" and numerous articles on the Chinese reality in different publications.

In 1978 he set up the first Spanish company in China, Commercial Consulting, with offices in Peking and, successively, in Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Tianjin, Suzhou and others. 

 

He has collaborated with foreign trade agencies of Autonomous Communities and Chambers of Commerce. With ICEX, in addition to other collaborations, in 1999 he directed the Spanish Pavilion at the Kunming International Expo. With AECI, he set up and co-chaired the Tianjin Agricultural Technology Institute for four years (2000-2004). He has lived in China and travelled to China more than a hundred times. He has participated in thousands of commercial negotiations, technical and commercial seminars; advising hundreds of Spanish companies. He has also participated in multiple information forums, debates and conferences on China.

 

Founder and President of Cátedra China.

 

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Águeda PARRA
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PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid and Master's degree in International Relations from the CEU San Pablo University, she has focused her research on the potential of “Business Triangulation: Spain – China – Latin America”. Her passion for the Asian world, especially China, has led her to graduate in East Asian Studies from the Open University of Catalonia.

Author of numerous opinion articles in the main Spanish think tanks and in digital magazines, she is also a speaker at conferences, committed to reflecting the reality of China among the world powers and the new role of the Asian giant in the technological revolution that is transforming the country's economy.

With communication skills in English, German and Mandarin Chinese, she has been trained in Mannheim (Germany) and Shanghai, where she has acquired multicultural sensitivity for her professional and personal development. As a telecommunications engineer from UPM and PMD from ESADE, she has been working at Telefónica for more than 20 years, where she has led strategic commercial and operations management projects.

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Mar PERONA ALFAGEME
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PhD in Economic Science from the Complutense University of Madrid. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management from the University College of Financial Studies (CUNEF).

She has been teaching university courses in the fields of Business Management and International Relations for more than 20 years. She is currently a professor at the Complutense, Alfonso X El Sabio and Francisco de Vitoria Universities. Her research activity focuses on the transfer of knowledge in the international environment and on the economic analysis of China.

She has lived for several years in China, a country she knows extensively. She is Treasurer of the Cátedra China. She has been a coordinator of the China 360 radio programme. She has been a speaker at the Universities of Ningbo (People's Republic of China), the University of Budapest in Hungary and St. Pölten in Austria.

Emilio RAMOS
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Emilio Ramos is a lawyer from the Ilustre Colegio de Madrid since 1995 and has a Doctorate in Chinese Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London, with a thesis on Patent Law and innovation policies in China with reference to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement). Simultaneously, he studied Chinese Business Law at the same University. He also has an M.A. from Queen Mary, University of London and an LL.M. by the University of Manchester; having extended studies at the LSE and at the Universities of Hamburg, Rotterdam and Aix. He has taught and been a lecturer at Spanish and European universities, with experience in Commercial and Civil Law in Spain and the PRC.

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Ignacio RAMOS
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Professor Ignacio Ramos Riera obtained the Extraordinary Degree (MA in Philosophy) at Comillas Pontifical University in 2005. In 2012 he completed a STL at the Ph.-Th. Hochschule Sankt Georgen and in 2013 earned a PhD from the Goethe Universität Frankfurt (Doc. phil.).

 

From 2014 he has been researching, teaching and publishing in Chinese context (Peking, Taipei, Guangzhou, Kunming...) about “Global Cultural Routes”, “Spanish pioneer in the Chinese world Diego de Pantoja” and “Secularization, Humanism and Global Encounters”. Since 2016 he collaborates with Comillas (ICADE, ICAI, CIHS and the Service of International Relations) in its internationalisation strategy by promoting exchange agreements with Chinese Universities and implementing academic programmes in China.

 

In 2018, Año Diego de Pantoja, Ignacio was invited as a specialist in Diego de Pantoja to the Gala dinner which His Majesty, the King of Spain, offered to President Xi Jinping at the Royal Palace.

Ernesto RÍOS
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Commercial Counselor at the Embassy of Spain in Peking (2012-17) giving a great boost to agri-food exports from Spain to China (400 to 1,200 million euros in that period). Manager for the negotiation and monitoring of pork, citrus, stone fruits and alfalfa export protocols before AQSIQ, MoA and MofCOM, as well as the monitoring of the market access for export goods from Spain to China, regulatory, customs and promotional aspects.

Agriculture Counselor at the Spanish Embassy in Germany (1993-2000). Permanent Representative of Spain to the FAO, the World Food Programme, IFAD and the 3 UN agencies in Rome (2001-07). SOIVRE Inspector (1985). Work in the private sector: P&G (1977),  AUCHAN Group (1980-83), MERCORSA (1984-85). Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Extraordinary Prize upon graduation 1976, the first awarded by King Juan Carlos I.

Antonio Rodríguez
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Born in Córdoba (Spain) and living in China since 2008. He has three bachelor's degrees: Business Administration and Management, Marketing and Business Management and Psychology. In 2008 he went to Peking to focus on the study of the Mandarin language and Chinese culture. First at the University of International Business and Economics of Peking, then at Zhejiang University of Hangzhou.


After reaching an optimal academic level, he boosted his professional career in the city of Hangzhou (Zhejiang), where he develops businesses, especially in the fields of energy and smart cities. He has co-founded the Import and Export company "Xibanya Trading" and later founded the technology company "NextCity Labs", which is focused on the development of Smart Cities projects around the world. A great fan of China, he has visited practically all the country's provinces, both for business and cultural interests.

 

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Carlos SANTANA
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Managing Director at Yixinou Spain (YXE) and Associate Professor at IE Business School.

 

Carlos SANTANA is currently the General Manager of Yixinou Spain (YXE), a Chinese multinational that manages the largest railway route in the world: China-Spain, among many others.

 

Associate Professor at IE Business School, he has been a Consultant at FIYE (YiWu Foundation - Spain) and Visiting Professor and lecturer at UCM, UCJC, UFV and many other companies and private institutions.

 

A contributor to the Global Times (the English version of the People's Daily Newspaper), he has also published articles in Expansión, El Mundo and El Periódico.

 

He lived in China (Zhejiang and Shanghai) from 2007 to 2017, where he was Managing Director and member of the board of directors of the Zhou Group; being the coordinator of the F&B Working Group of the Official Chamber of Commerce of Spain.

 

MBA (IE Business School and Brown University) and Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences. Advertising and Public Relations. (UCM)

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Antonio SEGURA
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Executive Counselor Lawyer of ActivaT Lawyer Network and Founding President of China Friends Lawyers Association. Specialist in Criminal Law, International Law, Human Rights and universal jurisdiction. Since 1997, he has intervened in various International Law processes in the National High Court. He is also a collaborator of the Nizkory team and has represented numerous Chinese citizens in defense of their social, civil and economic rights in Spain.

Ramón TAMAMES
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He was born in Madrid in 1933, PhD in Law and Economics from the University of Madrid, having studied additional courses at the Institute of Political Studies and the London School of Economics. Since 1968 he has been a Professor of Economic Structure, first in Malaga, and since 1975 at the Autonomous University of Madrid. He is the author of a number of books and articles on the Spanish and international economy; as well as ecology, history and political issues. He has been an Economic Consultant for the United Nations (UNDP) and the Inter-American Development Bank (INTAL). He is an Honorary Doctor from the Universities of Buenos Aires, Lima, Guatemala, Peking and Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid). Member of the Club of Rome since 1992, Jean Monnet Chair of the European Union since 1993, King Jaime I Prize for Economy in 1997, and National Prize for Economy and Environment in 2003. In 1977/81 he was a member of the Congress of Deputies, and is a signatory to the Spanish Constitution of 1978. He is a Forest Engineer (ad honorem) (1998) and Agronomist (2009) from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. On June 12, 2012, he was elected as a full member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences.

José Antonio ZORRILLA
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Diplomat, film director and writer. Consul General of Spain in Shanghai 2001-2004. Author of the book China, the coming spring (2006). Speaker at the Euro-China Forum meeting in Stockholm (2004). Assistant to the Euro-Chinese forums in Barcelona (2005), Paris (2011) and Bologna (2012).

Ambassador to Georgia and the Caucasus States residing in Tbilisi (2009-2011).

Author of the film El Arreglo, San Sebastian New Filmmakers Award (1983) and Critics Award for Best Actor (Eusebio Poncela).

His latest book is Fantastic History of Europe (Incipit 2017).

Regular speaker and collaborator in the press.

Member of the Union of Europeanists and Federalists of Madrid.

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Belén DORADO
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PhD from the University of Granada (Spain) where she specialised in Asian Studies. She completed her PhD at the Institute for Peace and Conflicts at the same university and, after living in China as an intern, she focused her doctoral thesis on Chinese Painting and Peace. She has lived in Mexico for 14 years, where she is the Director, Editor and Writer of the Bambú, Dragones y Tinta Cultural magazine. She also carries out various projects related to China, such as the publication of the book Chinese Tourism: Keys to Attract and Host, as well as training and advising on how to attract Chinese tourists and the dissemination of Chinese culture.

 

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Alberto LEZCANO
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Expert lawyer in Contracting and International Compliance, currently Director of the Legal Department of the Chinese telecommunications multinational ZTE for Western Europe and Secretary of the Board of Directors of ZTE Spain.

Specialist in Digital Law and New Technologies, as well as in International Commercial Contracting and Compliance. He has taken and taught various courses in Shenzhen (China) during  2017, 2018 and 2020.

Collaborator with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Investments in Spain.

Bachelor's degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid, Bachelor's degree in Business Legal Advice from UFV and Master's degree in Legal Advice (LL.M) from IE, he has been a practicing lawyer at ICAM since 2004.

Member of the WCC (World Commerce and Contracting) - IACCM (International Association of Commercial and Contract Management), representative member of ZTE on the Board of Directors of the DIGITAL Association (Association for the Digitalisation of the Spanish Economy) and member of the International Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Washington, D.C.USA.

 

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Arturo VARONA
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Arturo is currently the Director of the International Relations Service at Comillas Pontifical University. He is a specialist in international higher education with 18 years of professional experience in China directing educational programmes in alliance with Chinese institutions, US and UK universities, and private educational investment and management companies. Master's degree in IT from the University of Newcastle (Australia), Master's degree in Education and Communication in Cyberspace (UNED), and MBA (IE Business School).

 

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