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Antonio Rodríguez Furones


Antonio Rodríguez Furones



Msc Civil Engineer graduated from the University of Cantabria (Honors), he began his professional career in the management (public and private) of the integral water cycle, initially from a technical perspective in Consorcio de Aguas Bilbao Bizkaia to move on, then, to management tasks in Aguas de Valencia and the Canal de Isabel II.

He has developed his consultant role in strategic and operational issues in the industrial field as a managing partner at Abantia Consulting, subsequently serving as DELOITTE Manager in the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) area, where he advised on restructuring, valuation and purchase-sale of companies, studying the existing business models and their viability. Also noteworthy is his managerial experience in the preparation and implementation of Strategic Plans and his performance in the Aguas de Valencia Group (Director of Audit and Internal Consulting) and as General Director and CEO of Grupo Tecopy, becoming COO for the South of Europe of the British multinational Tunstall. He is currently an advisor to several companies.

In parallel to his professional career, Professor Rodríguez Furones has maintained a close relationship with teaching in IE Business School. At the moment, he is preparing his doctoral thesis on comparative models of urban integral water cycle management.

He is the author of the blog elnietodenicomaco.wordpress.com (Twitter: @arfurones), and he has published several articles in different media and specialized magazines on strategic and organizational management of organizations, and on specific aspects of the water sector.

Corporate Experience

• Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Southern Europe, Tunstall Group, UK, 2017- 2019

• General Manager and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Grupo Tecopy, Spain, 2011-2016

• Studies and Projects. Deputy Manager, Canal de Isabel II, Spain, 2009-2011

• Manager Transaction Advisory Services, Deloitte, Spain, 2008-2009

• Director, Abantia Consulting Group, Spain, 2005-2008

• Audit and Internal Consulting Manager, Grupo Aguas de Valencia, Spain, 2003-2005

• Civil (Hydraulic) Engineer, Consorcio de Aguas Bilbao Bizkaia, Spain, 1998-2001

Academic Experience

• Adjunct Professor of Strategy, IE Business School, Spain, 2007- Present

• Professor, Headspring, Spain, 2018 – Present

Academic Background

• Civil Engineering, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, 1998

• MBA in Business Administration (MBA FT), ESADE, Spain, 2003

• Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2019