Team Management

José Luis Manzanares Japón

President

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PhD in Civil Engineering (1964 and 1973).
In 1966, he founded the engineering company AYESA.
He is a professor in Structures at the Seville Higher Technical School of Architecture (1975).

Expert in hydraulic mathematical modelling and continuum mechanics.
Creator of the Epic Structures school, with emblematic projects such as the Puente del Dragón bridge in Alcalá de Guadaira (Seville) and the Ibn Firnás bridge (Cordoba)
He has given presentations at more than a hundred scientific congresses and authored thirteen books.
Academician of the Royal Seville Academy of Sciences (1996).
Academician of the Royal Andalusian Academy of Social Sciences and the Environment (2006).
Medal of Honour from the College of Civil Engineers (Madrid, 1985).
Puente de Alcántara Award for the La Serena Dam (1989) and the channelling of the Segura river (1995).
Eduardo Torroja Award for Seville’s Olympic Stadium (2000).
Medal of the City of Seville (2010).

Arancha Manzanares Abásolo

Vice President of Ayesa and assistant to the President

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PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Seville (1992 and 2006).
Senior Company Management Programme (PADE) at the IESE business school.
Associate lecturer in the Continuum Mechanics Department (Structures II) at the Seville School of Architecture (1996-2006).
She began her career at Abengoa (1992).
In 1996, she joined AYESA, where she has held various management positions.
In 2004, she became CEO of ACT Sistemas, where the group’s IT area is based.
Between 2005 and 2007 she was Corporate General Director.
In 2011 she was appointed president of Ayesa Advanced Technologies and since May 2019 she has been Executive Vice President of Ayesa and assistant to the President.
Thanks to her contribution, the group has gone from being a traditional engineering company to a firmly international one.

José Luis Manzanares Abásolo

CEO of Ayesa

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Civil Engineer (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 1996).
Postgraduate course at the Seville Higher Technical School of Architecture.
General Management Programme (PDG) at the IESE business school (2006).
Since 1999, he has been an associate lecturer at the University of Seville.
He joined AYESA in 1996 and, amongst other positions, has been the group’s CEO.
Since 2012, he has been the Executive Vice President of Engineering and Territory.
He has been the motor behind the company’s process of international expansion. Today, AYESA is present in 17 countries and is involved in projects in 50.


News

Ayesa ends 2020 with eight ongoing R+D projects representing more than 60 million euros
25/01/2021

Ayesa ends 2020 with eight ongoing R+D projects representing more than 60 million euros

Ayesa set to end the year of Covid with 4% organic growth in terms of its core business
08/01/2021

Ayesa set to end the year of Covid with 4% organic growth in terms of its core business

Ayesa creates an innovation lab for SAP-based IT solutions
08/01/2021

Ayesa creates an innovation lab for SAP-based IT solutions

Dirección de obra de la nueva estación de Atotxa en San Sebastián
07/12/2020

Dirección de obra de la nueva estación de Atotxa en San Sebastián

Ayesa celebrates its 10th anniversary in Peru with major IT and engineering projects
27/10/2020

Ayesa celebrates its 10th anniversary in Peru with major IT and engineering projects

Ayesa touches down in Portugal, expanding its presence in Europe
23/10/2020

Ayesa touches down in Portugal, expanding its presence in Europe