I was born in Macael, which is a little town in the province of Almeria, south-eastern Spain. I left Macael when I was 18 to study Industrial Engineering and Business Administration in Madrid. Immediately after I had finished my degrees, I worked at EPC UK (an explosive manufacturing company) as a management trainee for 3 months and as a supply chain consultant for 3 years. Once I got enough international experience (auditing different subsidiaries in more than 12 countries in Europe per year), I started to work in one of my family companies as a business consultant, a position I still hold.