Welcome on board Eduardo!
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We are delighted to announce Eduardo Díez-Hochleitner has accepted our invitation to act as Chairman at Samaipata Ventures, after serving at the board and being a partner of the management company since the incorporation last year. Eduardo has been a crucial centerpiece at Samaipata from the very beginning and we are thrilled to continue counting on his invaluable support.
Eduardo’s broad business experience both in Spain and abroad will no doubt continue to be of incredible value to the whole team at Samaipata. As current Chairman of the 4th Spanish telecom operator, Másmóvil, he brings an exceptional professional track record along, adding to top previous top positions at BNP-Paribas and Prisa.
Eduardo also has notable experience in investment firms, as a partner in Apax Partners for 5 years, a leading private equity firm ($40 billion raised funds), and a board member at Gawa Capital Partners, a microfinance fund, amongst others.
A well-known business angel and Internet investor since 1999, Eduardo was one of the main investors and advisors at La Nevera Roja, co-founded by Samaipata CEO and founding partner José del Barrio. He has also chaired numerous other private and public companies such as Bodaclick or 20 Minutos.
Eduardo’s leadership and direction have been essential since the very start, and will continue to be even more so, to keep Samaipata growing. Thank you Eduardo for your infinite dedication, guidance and support; it is a true privilege to have you on board to take our project a step further.