Applus+ around the world
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  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • México
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • UK
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Energy & Industry Division
Industrial and environmental inspection, vendor inspection, technical assistance, non-destructive testing (NDT) and technical staffing for all type of industries.
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Laboratories Division
Multidisciplinary laboratories.Testing and engineering for product development. Conformity testing and product certification. SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION.
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Automotive Division
Statutory vehicle inspection services and emission & gas testing solutions worldwide.
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IDIADA Division
Design, engineering, testing and homologation services for the automotive industry worldwide.
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Board members

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    Mr. Christopher Cole Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
    Mr Cole has a degree in Environmental Engineering from London South Bank University and is a UK qualified Chartered Engineer. He was a founder of WSP Group Plc, which was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1987 where he was CEO until it merged with Genivar Inc in 2012 to become WSP Global Inc where Mr Cole remains as the Non-Executive Chairman. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Ashtead Group plc, Tracsis plc and Redcentric plc.
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    Mr. Fernando Basabe Armijo Executive Director and member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
    Mr Basabe holds a degree in Law from the Universidad de Madrid and an MBA from IESE (Barcelona).
    Before joining Applus+ Mr Basabe was 15 years at SGS S.A. in different senior management positions ultimately becoming the Chief Operating Officer for Western Europe. He started his career at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. (JP Morgan & Co) where he held different positions within the corporate banking division.
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    Mr. Ernesto Gerardo Mata López Non-Executive Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman
    Mr Mata has a degree in Economics from the University of Geneva and an MBA from IESE (Barcelona).
    Mr Mata has occupied many Board positions of companies and organisations including a Director of Unión Fenosa (Gas Natural), Unión Fenosa Soluziona S.A., and Abertis Infraestructuras S.A., where he was also Chairman of the Audit Committee.
    He is currently Chairman of the Advisory Board of KPMG Spain and of Quironsalud. He is also on the Boards or Advisory Committees of several other organisations and private companies in Spain.
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    Mr. John Daniel Hofmeister Non-Executive Independent Director and Appointments and Remuneration Committee Chairman
    Mr Hofmeister has an honorary doctorate from the University of Houston and is a Doctor of Letters at Kansas State University where he obtained his Bachelor and Master’s degree in Political Science.
    At Shell Oil USA Mr Hofmeister was Director of Human Resources and then President from 2005 to 2008. Before this he held executive leadership positions at General Electric Company, Nortel Network Corporation and AlliedSignal (Honeywell). He founded Citizens for Affordable Energy and remains a Member of the United States Energy Security Council.
    Currently, he serves as Non-Executive Director of Hunting PLC in London and Global Geoscience Limited (Australia).
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    Mr. Richard Nelson Non-Executive Independent Director, member of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee and member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
    Mr Nelson has a degree in Economics from the London Business School and he is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
    Mr Nelson was Chief Executive Officer of Intertek Group plc until his retirement in 2006. He is currently the Chairman of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies.
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    Mr. Nicolás Villén Non-Executive Independent Director and Audit Committee Member
    Mr Villén is an industrial engineer, graduated from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He holds a Master in Electrical Engineering from Florida University where he was a Fulbright Scholar and he has an MBA from Columbia University.
    Previously, Mr Villén was the Chief Executive Officer of Ferrovial Aeropuertos and Chief Financial Officer at Ferrovial. Before that he was the CEO of Midland Montagu Ventures and Smith Kline & French as well as other responsibilities at Abbot Laboratories and Corning Glass Works.
    He is currently on the Boards of Banca March, Parques Reunidos and ACR Grupo. He is also external advisor for IFM Investors (an Australian infrastructure fund).
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    Ms. María Cristina Henriquez de Luna Non-Executive Independent Director and Audit Committee Member
    Ms Henriquez holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from ICADE in Madrid.
    She is the President and Managing Director Spain and Head of Iberia and Israel Cluster at GlaxoSmithKline and she has held a variety of senior finance roles at Procter & Gamble Europe based in Switzerland and extensive Latin American experience based in Peru and Mexico.
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    Mr. Scott Cobb Non-Executive Proprietary Director
    Mr Cobb has a degree in History from the University of Memphis and a Master in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis.
    Mr Cobb is Managing Partner for Southeastern Concentrated Value, which is the largest shareholder in Applus+, following the acquisition of over 15% of the shares in 2016.
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    Mr. Claudi Santiago Non-Executive Independent Director and Member of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee.
    Mr Santiago holds a degree in Computer Science from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and carried out postgraduate studies at INSEAD and Georgetown University.
    He is currently Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of First Reserve Corporation. Before this, he was at General Electric in different executive positions, including Senior Vice President of GE and President and CEO of GE Oil & Gas, a $15 billion revenue oilfield service business.
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    Mr. Vicente Conde Viñuelas Secretary non-member
    Mr Conde Viñuelas has a degree in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a postgraduate degree in European Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
    He is a specialist in Corporate and Business law, Capital Markets and M&A and is a Partner in the Madrid offices of Osborne Clark. Previously, he was a Partner at Pérez-Llorca and worked at Uría Menéndez in Spain and Chile. He is also a lecturer at several universities and is a regular speaker at conferences.
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