Our team

Direction team

Rafael Contreras

Rafael Contreras

Founder and President

Founder and President of AIRTIFICIAL, he has a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Cadiz, an economist from the same University, and an Executive in Management & Leadership from MIT.

For 20 years he has founded and promoted technology-based companies in different sectors such as CARBURES, of which he was President until the birth of Airtificial, or Bionaturis biotechnology, of which he was Director for 12 years. In 2014 he refounded Torrot, turning the legendary brand into electric and sustainable vehicles. In 2016 he integrates Torrot into MUVING, a mobility ecosystem present in more than 50 countries, of which he is founder and President. In the same year, with the dean of Silicon Valley, Western Technologies refounded Skully, in which as President he managed to bring to the market in 2018 the world’s first intelligent augmented reality helmet.

He has received numerous awards including the Most International Minded European Small and Midcap Award granted to Carbures by the European Community, and the Muving Award as the most innovative Start up of the year 2017, granted by OMEXPO.

Borja Martínez-Laredo

Borja Martínez-Laredo

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Bachelor of Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid, Executive MBA from the Instituto de Empresa Business School (IE) and General Management Program (PDG) from the IESE Business School, Martínez-Laredo has more than twenty years of work experience in the financial and business sectors. In addition to director of UBS, throughout his professional career, Martínez-Laredo has served as Director of Great Patrimonies and Institutions in Capital at Work, an asset manager now called Value Tree, and as Director of CCS (related company to the management of sanitary material).

In 2015, he was appointed by UBS Key Talent and in 2016 a member of the Circle of Excellence, an award granted by the Swiss bank UBS to top performers worldwide.

Board of directors

Javier Martín (Vice President)

Javier Sánchez

Jose María Vallejo

Iñaki Torres

Ramón Betolaza

Rafael Suñol

Juan Francisco Lazcano

María Luisa Blazquez de la Hera

Leonardo Sánchez-Heredero

María Elena García (Personal representative of the director Servicios Inmobiliarios Avilés, S.L.U.)

Santiago Varela

Ladislao Azcona (Personal representative of the director Double A Promociones S.A.)

Enrique Sanz

José Luis Pérez del Pulgar (Non-director secretary)

Juan Ignacio Peinado (Non-director Vice Secretary)