Hospitality Leader fact sheet

Beatriz Puente

Beatriz Puente

NH Hotel Group

Executive Managing Director of Finance & Administration

Beatriz is the Executive Managing Director of Finance & Administration of NH Hotel Group.

Beatriz Puente Ferreras holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, where she studied Finance, Management and Marketing and was one of three international Fulbright Scholars. She also has a Bachelor in Business Administration with a major in Auditing from C.U.N.E.F. (Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros).

Before joining NH Hotel Group as CFO (July 2015), Puente worked as CFO of AENA for over two years, where she was in charge, among other matters, of strategic planning, financial control and investor relations, and she was a member of the Executive Committee. In addition, she was responsible for preparing and coordinating the company’s privatization process and its IPO (The largest IPO since 2007 and 2011 in Spain and Europe) and leading the Steering Committee (shareholders, global coordinators, joint-book runners, lawyers and auditors) and communication with the CNMV.

Beatriz spent almost eight years at Vocento (Spanish media group), which she initially joined as an Investor Relations and Corporate Development Director and was responsible of the preparation of Vocento’s IPO. In 2007, she became CFO. She was also a member of the Executive Committee.

At Citigroup European Investment Banking (Salomon Smith Barney), Puente held various positions. First, she was Associate for Investment Banking in Latin America in New York, then Vice President for Investment Banking (Financial Institutions and M&A) in London and Madrid.

During her professional life, she has also been part of companies such as Quintiles, where she worked as Financial Director and Ernst & Young as a Senior Auditor for clients in the food and beverage, lodging, personal care and retail sectors.

In addition to her work, Beatriz has been a member of C.U.N.E.F.’s advisory board since September 2015 and has taught the Mergers and Acquisitions module in its Master of Finance since 2010.

In 2012, Beatriz received the Seeliger y Conde Talented Young Executives Award (CFO).

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