ATREVIA has incorporated Antonio Fernández-Galiano, former President and CEO of Unidad Editorial, as Chairman of the Advisory Board and member of the Management Committee of the consultancy firm.
He will share a seat on the Advisory Board with the former president of Prisa, Juan Luis Cebrián; as well as Cuqui Cabanas, Joan Clos, Javier Vega de Seoane, Alfonso Jiménez and Juan Miguel Sucunza, Asunción Soriano, Isabel Lara and Isabel Grifoll.
According to ATREVIA, Fernández-Galiano will bring his extensive experience in strategy, management for the company and consultancy for strategic clients.
His arrival will also accompany the company in the development of the investment plan that ATREVIA has launched with the aim of boosting its inorganic growth and also strategic signings for the development of new businesses, in the organic growth plan through the incorporation of newly created professional profiles.
In this regard, ATREVIA recently announced its business acquisition plan focused primarily on technology and digital marketing, although it also contemplates other possibilities within its areas of expertise such as public affairs, data analytics, market research, training, events, sustainability and creativity, among others. In total, the investment amounts to 10 million euros over three years. In addition, a further 1.2 million euros will be allocated to new recruits and newly created positions during the year.
In addition, Fernández-Galiano will collaborate on strategic projects in one of the fastest growing areas of the company, such as Corporate Affairs and Management of Complex Environments, along with Crisis Management and Multi-Stakeholder Relations and Public Affairs. Also in the agency’s drive, the area that integrates creativity, digital marketing and communication, along with market analysis and data analytics.
Fernández-Galiano has been linked to Unidad Editorial since 1990. Since 2005, as CEO and between 2011 and 2021, as president and CEO of the group. From 2007 to 2021 he was also executive chairman of VEO TELEVISIÓN, managing the DTT tender and obtaining the licence for two TV channels to achieve the company’s profitability in a highly competitive environment. He has also been president of UTECA and twice president of the Spanish Publishers’ Association (his second term, until 2021).