Laura Abasolo García de Baquedano
Chief Finance and Control Officer, Telefónica, S.A.
Laura Abasolo holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration studies from Universidad Comercial de Deusto and an MBA in International Business from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
She began her career in the Telefónica Group in 1999, as Director of the Control Department in Terra Networks, S.A. She was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2003, joining its Executive Committee.
She joined Telefónica, S.A. in 2005 as Director of Budgeting and Control and was promoted in December 2007 to Managing Director of Planning, Budgeting and Control of Telefónica, S.A. She joined its Executive Committee in March 2014, when she also assumed the responsibility for the Global Simplification Office.
In 2016, she expanded her responsibilities within the Finance area - Consolidation, Tax and Accounting Policies - and she was appointed Chief Finance and Control Officer for the Telefónica Group in July 2017, position that she currently holds.
Laura Abasolo is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland AG since 2015, and was appointed as Chairperson in May 2018. She is Member of its Remuneration Committee and of its Nomination Committee. She was Member of its Audit Committee from 2015 until April 2019.
She is Member of the Board of Trustees of Telefónica Foundation since December 2017.
Laura Abasolo served as non-executive Member of the Board of Directors of Telefónica Chile, S.A. from 2016 until May 2017. From 2016 until June 2018 she was also Member of the Board and Chairperson of the Audit and Control Committee of Acerinox, S.A.
She started her professional career at Goldman Sachs International in London, in the Investment Banking Division, participating in equity and M&A deals mainly across Europe.
She was born in Bilbao (Spain) in 1972.