Applus+ around the world
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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 and where he was CEO until it merged with Genivar Inc. in 2012 to become WSP Global Inc. Mr Cole remains as the Non-Executive Chairman. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Tracsis Plc and Redcentric Plc, and a Non-Executive Director of Safe Harbour Holdings plc.
    He was initially appointed as Non-Executive Independent Chairman on 7 May 2014.

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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 Complutense de Madrid and an MBA from IESE (Barcelona).
    Before joining Applus+, Mr Basabe spent 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.
    He was initially appointed as Executive Director of Applus on 1 February 2011.  
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    Mr. Ernesto Gerardo Mata López Non-Executive Independent Director and Audit Committee Member
    Mr Mata has a degree in Economics from the University of Geneva and PADE from IESE (Barcelona).
    Mr Mata has held many Board positions, including a Director of Unión Fenosa (Gas Natural), Chairman of Unión Fenosa Soluziona S.A., and Director of 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 Quironsalud. He also sits on the Boards or Advisory Committees of other organisations and private companies in Spain.
    He was initially appointed as Director of Applus on 29 November 2007.
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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 Royal Dutch Shell, Mr Hofmeister was Group Director of Human Resources before becoming the President of Shell Oil Company, the U.S. subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell. Prior to 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 Global Geoscience Limited in Australia.
    He was initially appointed as Director of Applus on 1 July 2013.  
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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.
    He was initially appointed as Director of Applus on 1 October 2009.

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    Mr. Nicolás Villén Non-Executive Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman
    Mr Villén is an industrial engineer, graduated from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He holds a Master in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida, 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. Prior to this, he was the CEO of Midland Montagu Ventures and Smith Kline & French, as well as other responsibilities at Abbott Laboratories and Corning Glass Works.
    He currently sits on the Boards of Banca March, Parques Reunidos and FCC Aqualia. He is also external advisor for IFM Investors, an Australian infrastructure fund.
    He was appointed as Director of Applus on 27 October 2015.
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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 GSK. Previously, she was at Procter & Gamble Europe based in Switzerland and has extensive Latin American experience based in Peru and Mexico.

    She was appointed as Director of Applus on 21 July 2016. 

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    Mr. Vicente Conde Viñuelas Secretary non-member
    Mr Conde 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.
    He was appointed as Secretary non-member of Applus+ on 28 January 2016.
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