Hotelbeds has announced the appointment of Sagrario Fernández as its new general counsel. In this pivotal role, she will lead the legal, company secretary and governance, risk and compliance teams, reporting directly to CEO, Nicolas Huss.
Joining the company’s Executive Committee, Sagrario will be instrumental in providing strategic leadership thanks to her extensive legal and compliance background gained from senior roles at leading multinational companies. She brings a wealth of experience in IPO processes gained at private security services firm Prosegur Cash and Indra, a Spain-based IT and defence systems company, as well as in M&A and capital markets transactions.
Nicolas Huss said: “Sagrario will play a key role in leading our strategic initiatives and will take Hotelbeds to new heights. We are confident that, thanks to her extensive knowledge and experience, she will further strengthen our position as a leader in the global travel industry.”
Prior to joining Hotelbeds, Sagrario was general counsel and vice secretary of the Board of Directors at prominent Spanish retailer DIA Group. Over her nearly 30-year career, she has held a number of senior legal and compliance positions in companies including El Corte Inglés Group and served as legal counsel in three publicly-listed firms.
Sagrario added: “Hotelbeds has established itself at the forefront of the TravelTech sector, and I look forward to contributing to its continued success. I am confident that together we will lead strategic initiatives, strengthen governance to ensure we meet the highest standards.”