ELENA SALGADO is an independent advisor with extensive experience in the public and private sector. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economy and Finance in the Government of Spain until November 2011, she has also served as Minister for Public Administration and Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs. In the early 90´s, she was Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Member of the Board of several companies, including Telefonica, Renfe and Hispasat. Between 1996 and 2004, Elena Salgado worked as a senior consultant in regulated industries, mainly electricity, telecoms and transport. She is also a former member of the Board of Chilectra, a Chilean utility company belonging to the ENEL Group, a member of the advisory board of Abertis and a Senior Advisor and member of the Advisory Council of Trilantic Capital Partners Europe. She is an industrial engineer and also holds a degree in Economic Sciences from Madrid University.