José Manuel Vargas


Mr. Vargas is a senior advisor of Rhône since 2006 and became a partner in November 2017. Previously, he served as the Chairman and CEO of Aena SME, S.A. having undertaken the company’s process of restructurization, partial privatization and its IPO in 2015. Mr. Vargas also hold the positions of secretary of the board at ABC and Corporate CEO at Vocento. Before his activity in the communications sector, he was the CFO and General Secretary of JOTSA (part of the Philipp Holzmann Group).
Mr. Vargas has been a member of several Boards of Directors, including Cadena COPE, Net TV and Diario El Correo. In 2015, he was awarded as ‘Best Executive of the Year’ by the Spanish Association of Executives (AED) and acknowledged as ‘Person of the Year’ within the Economic and Financial world by ‘elEconomista’ (Spanish Financial Outlet)
Mr. Vargas is a graduate of Complutense University of Madrid and holds a law degree from UNED. He is also a Chartered Accountant.