Eduardo Montes, is Chairman of UNESA and Vice President of the Bertelsmann Foundation. Born in October 1951 in Madrid, he studied industrial engineering at the Technical University of Madrid. In 1975 he joined Siemens S.A. as electronic development engineer. From 1982, he served as Project Leader at PA Technology in Cambridge (United Kingdom).
One year later he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of PA Technology Spain. In 1985, he became Marketing Director at Alcatel, S.A. in Madrid. In 1987, he was requested by the Ministry of Industry to heading the Spanish Presidency of the European EUREKA project, and then to becoming deputy General Director of the Development Agency of the Ministry (C.D.T.I.). In 1988, he returned to Alcatel S.A. as General Manager and member of its Executive Board. In 1994, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of GEC Alstom Spain (Company of the Group Alcatel Alstom specialised in Railways systems).
In 1995 he was appointed as Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Spain. In 2002 was appointed head of the Southwest Europe Region of Siemens AG as well as executive president of the Siemens Group in Spain. From 2006 to 2008, Eduardo Montes was a member of the Executive Board of Siemens AG and Head of the Communications division in Munich, the largest one worldwide.
Until July 2009, he was Executive Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG worldwide. In June 2008, Eduardo Montes was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of FerroAtlántica Group, a metallurgical company, part of Villar Mir Group.
Furthermore Eduardo Montes is today: Member of the Board of Directors of Tecnocom, member of the Advisory Board of the Bertelsmann Foundation, since 2007, member of the Board of Directors of Mecalux S.A., since 2007, Member of the advisory Boards of several Universities and member of the board of the Iberic Electric Market Operator.