Laura Abasolo was named Chief Finance and Control Officer in 2017, having headed the Consolidation, Accounting and Tax functions since 2016.
In May 2018, she was designated Chairperson of the Supervisory Board and a member of the Remuneration Committee. She has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland and its Audit Committee since 2015, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Telefoónica Foundation since December 2017. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of Telefónica Chile, S.A. from 2016 until May 2017.
In addition, she joined its Executive Committee in March 2014, when she also assumed the responsibility for the Global Simplification Office.
Ms Abasolo joined Telefónica in 2005, as Director of Budgeting and Control and was promoted in December 2007 as Managing Director of Planning, Budgeting and Control of Telefónica, S.A.
She began her career in the Telefónica Group in 1999, as Director of the Control Department in Terra Networks S.A., where she was also part of its Executive Committee.
From 2016 to June 2018 she was an Independent Board Member of Acerinox, S.A and Chairwoman of its Audit & Control Committee.
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.
Ms Abasolo holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration studies from Deusto University and an MBA in International Business from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.