Jose Suarez is the former CEO of Axialent, and currently serves as a member of the board and strategic partner.
With nearly 30 years of experience in management and general administration, José has worked in both the private sector and public administration. He spent the majority of his career in the corporate world. As a consultant, he focuses on strategy, management, and business development.
Until early 2011, José served as a councilor for the City Council of Oviedo, Principality of Asturias, Spain. In addition to overseeing the areas of culture, sports, and youth, he also served as president of the Sociedad Ovetense de Festejos, which is responsible for organizing various festivals in the city. Furthermore, he served as vice president of the Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias and the Campoamor Theater Lyrical Awards Foundation. Currently, he remains a member of the General Council of CajAstur/LiberBank, a leading bank in Asturias.
Before becoming a councilor for the City Council, José was the director of international business development for the Inmark Group and a member of the company’s board of directors, where he led projects in both Europe and Latin America. Previously, he served as the corporate director of Makeateam, a Spanish consulting firm dedicated to executive training that was acquired by the Inmark Group in 2005. Prior to that, José served as a director of Ernst & Young in Spain and Latin America, where he was in charge of overseeing strategic consulting, human resources, and change management areas in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.
José earned a bachelor’s degree in geography and history from the University of Oviedo and a Master’s in Business Administration from the IEDE, Institute for Executive Development. Furthermore, he attended courses on topics such as administration, marketing, service strategies, competitive leadership, and strategies and implementation at the London School of Economics, the Disney Institute, and the University of California-Berkeley, among other institutions.
In addition to his other activities, José has been a press contributor since 1993. He was also awarded the Grand Cross for Humanitarian Merit in Barcelona in 2010.
Although he currently resides in Asturias, Spain, José has also lived in Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil. He is married, has two children, and enjoys reading and walking.