The University of Chicago Alumni Club of Spain and the Columbia Business School Alumni Club invite you to a lunch-debate to hear an insider's take on Telefónica's success story.


Palace Hotel
Plaza de las Cortes 7
Madrid, Spain

Event Details

Executive President of Telefónica, César Alierta Izuel, will share his insight on the company since becoming Chairman in 2000. Please join us for this special opportunity for a firsthand perspective on one of Europe's leading telecoms.




Register By Email
Due to space limitations, please register promptly by email and send an advanced payment to confirm your registration by bank transfer to the account 2100-1769-86-0200094060 (with Francisco Trullenque as beneficiary and indicating in the details your full name to allow tracking). Reimbursement policy: payment will be reimbursed only after a written cancellation notification made to the registering email with 24 hours notice before the event.

Deadline: 12/9/2007


2:00 PM-4:00 PM: Lunch and Program

Speaker Profiles

César Alierta Izuel (Speaker)
Executive President, Telefónica

Born 5 May 1945, Mr. Alierta holds a degree in law from the University of Zaragoza and earned an MBA at the University of Columbia (New York) in 1970. He has been Chairman of Telefónica since July 2000 and remains a member of the Altadis Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Mr. Alierta is also a member of the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers and, since January 2006, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of O2. Between 1970 and 1985, he was General Manager of the Capital Markets division at Banco Urquijo in Madrid. He was the Chairman and founder of Beta Capital, which he combined in 1991 with his post as Chairman of the Spanish Financial Analysts’ Association. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors and Standing Committee of the Madrid Stock Exchange. Between 1996 and 2000, he held the post of Chairman of Tabacalera, S.A., and subsequently Altadis following the company’s merger with the French group Seita. He joined the Board of Directors of Telefónica in January 1997. Since November 2007 he has been a member of the Board of Telecom Italia.


Francisco Trullenque, MBA'02 (EXP-7) 

+34 902 401300