Beatriz Puente’s biography

Independent Director – Member of the Audit and Risks Committee

Portrait of Beatriz Puente, Valeo Board MemberBeatriz Puente, a Spanish citizen, would bring to the Board of Directors her expertise in the finance, capital markets and mergers & acquisitions sectors, acquired during an international career within leading listed groups. Her knowledge of the energy sector is also important in the context of the development of new forms of mobility, in particular electric ones, and the reduction of CO2 emissions with the implementation of the CAP 50 plan.

Beatriz Puente has been, until May 2023, the Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. Previously, she was a Board Member and the Chief Financial Officer of NH Hoteles, S.A. Before joining NH Hoteles, S.A., she was the Chief Financial Officer of AENA, S.A. (2013-2015), where she was responsible for preparing and coordinating the privatization process of the company and its IPO, as well as for leading the negotiation of its debt restructuring. Previously, she was the Chief Financial Officer (2007-2013) and the Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Development (2005-2007) at Vocento, S.A., where she prepared the company’s IPO.

Prior to Vocento, Beatriz Puente worked at Citigroup Global Markets (NY, London and Madrid) as Vice President of the investment banking M&A division (2003-2004) and as an Investment Banking Associate for Financial Institution & Latin America (2001-2003). She served as the Chief Financial Officer at Quintiles, S.L. from 1997 to 1998 and before that, during 1995-1997, as auditor at Ernst & Young in Spain.

Beatriz Puente holds an MBA from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University) (2000) with a Fulbright scholarship and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the CUNEF (1995).

Beatriz Puente is a Spanish citizen and speaks Spanish and English.