SALZBURG President and CEO of FCC, Baldomero Falcones Jaquotot, has been appointed to the function of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Alpine Holding GmbH. Mr Falcones succeeds Dietmar Aluta-Oltyan in this function, who held this position on the Supervisory Board since the beginning of the FCC Group’s participation in the ALPINE construction concern in mid-2006. Following the appointment of Johannes Dotter as new CEO of ALPINE in January of this year, this new appointment to the chair of the ALPINE Supervisory Board is a further step forward in strengthening management structures at ALPINE. The current agenda foresees an intensification of joint operations by FCC and their subsidiary ALPINE in Central and Eastern Europe.
Baldomero Falcones, the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Alpine, can look back on an extensive and international professional career. Amongst other positions he held, Mr Falcones was formerly Chairman of Santander Central Hispano Seguros, Banco Urquijo Hispano Americano Ltd. London UK, Hispano Americano Sociedade do Investimento Lisboa, Banco Urquijo Chile and a member of the Board of the BHA, BCH and Santander Central Hispano for over 15 years. He also held the position of Chairman of MasterCard International in New York until their flotation on the NYSE. Before joining FCC in 2008, he was Chairman of RWE Spain and launched Magnum Capital Partners, Spain’s largest private equity concern.
Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner was considered as a potential candidate for the Chairmanship of the Supervisory Board, but declined to stand for election to this time-consuming position due to other pressing engagements. She will, however, continue to serve the company in her function as a member of the Supervisory Board.
ALPINE – a construction concern on the road to success
The Austrian construction concern ALPINE, a member of the FCC Group, constructs roads, motorways, power stations, stadiums, railway and underground railway systems, bridges, residential properties, commercial buildings and industrial complexes throughout the world. Together with the subsidiary ALPINE-ENERGIE, the concern promotes the development and construction of sustainable, alternative energy supply concepts and power networks. ALPINE employs over 15,000 people. In 2011, construction volumes were increased to a value of 3.6 billion euros. Almost the half of this figure was earned on the Austrian domestic market.
FCC is a globally operating conglomerate with its headquarters in Madrid and is active in the public services, infrastructure, environmental services and renewable energies sectors. FCC employs over 90,000 people in more than 50 countries and recorded revenues of around 12 billion euros in the last financial year.