Claudio Aguirre

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Claudio Aguirre
Personal details
Alma materUniversity of Madrid
IE Business School
Harvard Business School

Claudio Aguirre Pemán is a Spanish banker.[1][2][3]


Aguirre initially sought to follow the footsteps of his father and become a naval architect, but chose to study economics at the University of Madrid after his father's death. He graduated with a master's degree in Economics from IE Business School in Madrid in 1979. Upon his graduation, Aguiree joined Chase Manhattan, working first as a trainee in New York City, and later in London. In 1987, Aguiree returned to Spain, where, at the age of 31, he became the youngest-ever general manager at Chase Manhattan when he took charge of the bank's Spanish office.[3] A few months later, Aguiree was appointed Head of Investment Banking for Spain and Portugal at Goldman Sachs (1987-1994). While at Goldman Sachs during the late 1980s and early 1990s, he led almost every large Spanish privatization and M&A transaction.[1] These included the sales of the first tranches of Spain's three largest state-owned companies, Telefónica (1989), Repsol (1990) and Endesa (1991).[2] From 1994 to 2003, he served as the Head of Investment Banking and Private Wealth Services for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at Merrill Lynch.[1] After his departure from Merril Lynch in 2003, Aguirre has been the Chairman and Co-Founding Partner of Altamar Private Equity S.L. He is also an International Advisor of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.[1]


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  2. ^ a b "Career Path: Claudio Aguirre, senior Spanish banker". eFinancialCareers. April 16, 2004. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Claudio Aguirre". Euromoney. Retrieved October 5, 2013.