MAXAM has a highly skilled and experienced management team capable of taking on processes to change and adapt to a world that is constantly evolving, with values such as commitment and effort that make our Company unique in its sector.
José Fernando Sánchez-Junco Mans
CHAIRMAN & CEO
José Fernando is an Industrial Engineer specialized in Industrial Organization. He is a member of the Stat Corps of Industrial Engineers and an ISMP graduate from Harvard Business School. In 1990, he was appointed Chairman & CEO of Unión Española de Explosivos, S.A., (UEE) –known today as MAXAM–a position he still holds today. Since then, MAXAM has become a world leader in its sector due to extensive restructuring and international expansion.
Previously to joining MAXAM, he held several different positions in the Spanish Ministry of Industry and Energy. Among others, Managing Director of Iron, Steel and Naval Industries and Managing Director of Industry. Concurrently to his position as CEO of MAXAM, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of listed companies such as: Duro Felguera, Uralita, and Dinamia Private Equity.
He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Ferrovial. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the MAXAM Foundation, and Trustee of the Museo de la Minería y de la Industria de Asturias (MUMI) and the Fundación Princesa de Girona. In January 2010, His Majesty the King granted him the Spanish Order of Civil Merit, “Encomienda de Numero”.
As MAXAM General Manager, Miguel leads a high-performance team focused on ensuring that MAXAM is an efficient, competitive and profitable Company; generating long-term value for all stakeholders.
Miguel has over 35 years of experience in business management. Before taking on his current responabilities at MAXAM, he was the Company's Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Commitee. Prior to that, he was European Finance Director at US Filter, a US listed company. Miguel started out as an auditor at Deloitte and KPMG, working in both Spain and Canada.
Miguel has a degree in Economics and Business Administration, majoring in Finance, from the University of Pontificia Comillas ICAI- ICADE, and a master's degree in the Program for Management Development for Experienced Executives at IESE, University of Navarra.