Ana Garcia Fau
Graduated in Economics, Business Administration and Law from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid, Ana Garcia Fau holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA.
She began her career in management consulting at McKinsey&Co. in Madrid and at the M&A department of Goldman Sachs in London. She built up her career at the Telefónica Group, serving as Corporate Development Officer and Chief Financial Officer of TPI-Páginas Amarillas (yellow Pages & digital businesses) from 1997 until 2006. She was responsible for the international expansion of the company, business development and strategy, holding in parallel Board Member positions at Telfisa in Madrid, Publiguías in Chile, TPI Brazil, Telinver in Argentina and TPI Perú, amongst others.
In 2006 she was appointed CEO of Yell for the Spanish and Latinamerican business (2006-2014), and expanding her role to the U.S. Hispanic market, based in Houston, Texas. In 2013 she was appointed Chief Global Strategy Officer of hibu (former Yell Group) responsible for partnerships and the digital strategy.
Since its IPO in June 2014 she serves as Non-executive director of Merlin Properties, a leading real state company in Spain (Reit) and is a member of its Audit & Control Committee.
She has also served as a member of the Professional Advisory Board of ESADE Business School in Madrid (2012-2013), as member of the Board of Trustees of several Foundations in Spain (2010-2014). During 2011 and 2012 she was also President of the European Professional Women Network in Spain.