Our Team

We are a multidisciplinary team of professionals with extensive international experience in the field of sustainable investments, renewable energies, and agribusiness.


Carlos Bendito

Carlos has over 25 years of experience in investment management and corporate financial restructuring in renewables, infrastructure, and industrial sectors, Carlos holds a degree in Economics and a Master's in International Trade. Throughout his career, Carlos has managed assets totalling more than €1.5 billion.
Investment Director Agro

José María Criado

José María is the Investment Director in Sustainable Agriculture. He holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Cordoba, and he boasts a solid career spanning almost three decades in the national and international agricultural sector. With expertise in investment valuation, research, financial management, implementation of new crops, and commercial development, José María leads the agricultural asset investment process, leveraging his deep understanding of the sector, its challenges, opportunities, and trends.

Miguel Á. Fernández

As the person in charge of origination and business development activities, Miguel Ángel is a Mining Engineer and MBA graduate from IESE Business School, with over two decades of international experience managing companies in the field of renewable energies.
Chief financial officer

Diego Ferrer

Leading the financial area, Diego has over 20 years experience in senior positions within the financial departments of multinational companies across various sectors (telecommunications, renewable energies, information systems, and retail). Diego holds a degree in Business Administration, an EMBA from IESE, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Eduardo Foz

In charge of origination, fundraising, and asset management activities, Eduardo is an Industrial Engineer with 15 years’ experience in international operations, managing investments and asset sales in the field of renewable energies and the oil sector.
Director of Operations

Bárbara González

Barbara brings 18 years of experience in the solar business, both nationally and internationally, focusing on project management, operations, after-sales service, and customer support. Throughout her career, she has gained profound technical knowledge of solar-related processes and associated solar energy facets, demonstrating strong analytical skills and a commitment to delivery. Barbara has received training in Project Management, Quality Engineering, and holds an MA in Industrial Engineering.

Ángel Heras

In charge of business development activities and asset management, with over 15 years of experience in comprehensive project management in international renewable energy and oil sectors. Ángel is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a PDD from IESE Business School.
Investment Manager

Eduardo Martínez

Eduardo is part of Aurea's investment management team, evaluating new investments, leading due diligence teams, negotiating acquisitions, and managing investments in its portfolio. Trained as an Industrial Engineer (University of Castilla la Mancha) and holding a Master's in Corporate Finance from the Instituto de Empresa, he brings forth 7 years of experience in investment management in the renewable and conventional energy sectors.
Head of Agro Production

Francisco Palacios

Francisco Palacios has amassed over twelve years of experience in agricultural estate management. He specializes in citrus and berry crops. Francisco advocates for responsible and sustainable agriculture through the implementation of new cultivation techniques. Before joining Aurea, he worked for Frutas Romu (Atitlan Group). He holds a degree in Agricultural Technical Engineering from the University of Huelva.
Controller and Head of Administration

Paloma Pérez Martin Sheriff

Paloma is responsible for administration and management control, with a professional career linked to the financial field. She has overseen risk analysis and investment management in renewable energy projects at Triodos Bank and has worked as a financial analyst in large multinational corporations as well as boutique firms. Paloma holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Autonomous University of Madrid, a Master's in Finance from CUNEF, and a Master's in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking from IEB.

Hugo Romero

Hugo leads Aurea's business development activity. With over ten years international experience in the renewable energy sector, he has acquired in-depth knowledge from the development phases to dividend distributions, covering all aspects of the business including due diligence, financing, contract negotiation, construction, facility commissioning, legalization, operation, and optimisation of operating plants, among others. In recent years, his professional focus has been on asset management, with experience in key countries with installed capacity such as the US, the UK, Spain, Italy, France, and Chile.
Director of Business Development

Emilio Romo Guillén

Emilio has accumulated over 15 years of experience in the renewable energy sector, primarily focusing on project management from origination and development to operation and maintenance. Before joining Aurea Capital, he held the position of Director at Ecoprime España. Emilio is an Industrial Engineer (Polytechnic University of Valencia) and holds an MBA from the San Telmo Business School.
Portfolio Manager

Alejandro Santos

Alejandro is part of Aurea's portfolio management team, providing support for future purchases and sales. He trained as an Industrial Engineer (Carlos III University of Madrid), and he brings to the table 8 years experience in finance and consulting in the renewable and conventional energy sectors.
Tax and Accounting Manager

Raúl Tarjuelo

Raúl Tarjuelo has over five years of experience as an accountant and tax advisor, specialising in companies in the energy sector. Before joining Aurea, he worked for four years at Afianza Asesores. Holding a degree in Business Administration and Management, he also has a Master's Degree in Credit Institutions.