Victor M. Salamanca
Honorary Chairman

Victor is Co-founder of Auxadi, and Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors.

With postgraduate studies in Tax Advice from IE Business School and Master’s Degree in Audit, he has been a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors since 1988.

Before launching Auxadi, he acted as Accounting Director of U.O.P. (the Spanish subsidiary of a US petrochemical company), worked at Arthur Andersen Finance in Spain from 1971 to 1974, and acted as Manager of the Spanish subsidiary of an Italian industrial company.

He also performs NED duties for several subsidiaries of multinational companies operating in Spain.

Stephen Chipman

Stephen joined Auxadi as a NED in December 2020, adding his extensive global business experience to our governing body. He also Chairs our International Expansion Services Advisory Board, Audit Committee and Integration Steering Committee.

A graduate of the Executive Leadership programs from Harvard Business School and Saïd Business School, Oxford, Stephen spent over 30 years with Grant Thornton working on international policy and governance throughout the US and China. He then moved into private equity, as CEO of Radius, then Managing Director of Vistra, and began offering his knowledge and experience via independent NED services in 2011.

Stephen serves on the boards of various charitable foundations and businesses.

Víctor Salamanca Jr.

Harvard alumni, Victor joined Auxadi in 1997 when the company had just 13 employees.

After graduating in Business Administration from Universidad San Pablo CEU in 1997, Victor undertook postgraduate studies in Audit from CEF (1999) and a Master’s Degree in Tax from IE Business School, followed by the LPSF (2009) and BCMC (2010) programs at Harvard Business School.

Víctor graduated from Harvard Business School’s OPM45 program in 2014. He has CPA accreditation through AECA.

Rima Yousfan
Sr VP, Head of Funds & COO

Rima joined Auxadi in 2009, and now is Sr VP, Head of Funds & COO and a member of the Board of Directors. Before joining Auxadi, Rima worked at Discovery Communications’ UK regional office, managing the European Internal Audit Team, and was soon promoted to Director of Consolidation and Reporting in the firm’s London office. Prior to this, she worked in Public Practice in a Big Four firm.

Rima holds an Economics degree from UB (2001), achieved certification as an account auditor from ICAC (2006) and an Executive MBA from CEF in 2008. She undertook postgraduate studies in Tax at IE Business School in 2010, followed by Harvard Business School’s LPSF (2010) and PLD in 2019/20.

Alfonso Benavides
NED/Secretary of the Board

Alfonso has been with Auxadi since September 2020 and was appointed non-executive Director of Auxadi Holdco in December 2020. Alfonso also acts as Chairman of Auxadi’s PERE Advisory Board and Chairman of our Compliance Committee.

He is a Senior Advisor to JLL Spain and the Secretary of the Board of AEDAS Homes. Alfonso has chaired ULI Madrid (the oldest real estate association in the world) for 6 years and is an Adjunct Professor at Instituto de Empresa.

Until late 2016, he spent 26 years as a real estate Partner at Clifford Chance, and from 2014 was the Real Estate Global Head and a member of the firm’s Ex. Committee.

Alfonso holds a Master’s Degree in EU Law from Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Flor Kassai
NED, Inflexion

Flor is a Partner at Inflexion Private Equity Partners and sits on the firm’s Investment Committee.

Flor leads Inflexion’s investment team and has a strong track record in the trust and corporate services sectors, where she led the investments into Auxadi, Ocorian and Sanne Group.

An Argentine national, Flor joined Inflexion in 2011, having previously worked in private equity and consulting in the US and Europe.

Marcus Ward 
NED, Inflexion

Marcus is an Assistant Director responsible for evaluating and executing transactions, and supporting the origination of investment opportunities.

Before joining inflexion in 2018, Marcus spent four years at Barclays Investment Bank, where he advised on several M&A and financing transactions, predominantly within the industrials, consumer and retail sectors.

Outside work, Marcus enjoys discovering new music, travelling, and attempting to convert enthusiasm into ability on the golf course.

Marcus holds a masters from the London School of Economics.

Executive Committee

Javier Padrón

Javier heads Auxadi’s IT Services Division, bringing his enormous expertise in Microsoft technology, from Sharepoint to Navision, and other technologies from other state of the art companies.

Javier holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Politecnica de Madrid University.

Before joining Auxadi, Javier worked for 9 years at one of Microsoft’s leading partners. He held positions in all levels of customer-oriented consulting, from technical and functional consulting to product and business development.

In 2013, he joined an end client and gained experience as CIO, before joining Auxadi in 2016.

Lidia López
Head of Talent Management